Health researchers at the University of British Columbia have received a combined total of $73.6 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to bolster cutting-edge medical research.
The awards include 23 CIHR Foundation Grants totaling $51.4 million and 42 CIHR Open Operating Grants totaling $22.2 million. This is the first time that CIHR Foundation Grants have been awarded and are part of a $600-million investment in health research by the Government of Canada.
“We are thankful to CIHR and the Government of Canada for providing more than $73 million in support for UBC health researchers,” said UBC President Arvind Gupta. “Our researchers are tackling an array of health issues such as cancer, stroke, autism, heart disease and dementia. The new Foundation Grants program will ensure their work has long-lasting benefits locally, nationally and internationally.”
Read the full media release at: http://news.ubc.ca/2015/07/31/ubc-health-researchers-receive-nearly-74m-in-cihr-funding/
Find CIHR grant-funded research by UBC researchers in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/21385