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Newswise: Grade 9 Student from Ottawa is first Canadian to win 
neuroscience world championship
Released: 21-Jul-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Grade 9 Student from Ottawa is first Canadian to win neuroscience world championship
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

15-year-old Helene Li from Ottawa competed against 30 students from six continents over eight days of tests and question-and-answer rounds to become the 2022 International Brain Bee World Champion. The Brain Bee is the world’s premier neuroscience competition for teenagers.

Released: 14-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST
Government of Canada creates Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Canada’s health research community responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic from the time the first cases were identified in late 2019. Over the past two years, researchers across the country have rallied together to create new scientific knowledge and provide critical evidence to guide Canada’s response to the pandemic and keep Canadians safe. As the pandemic evolves, they continue to work on issues facing Canadians and their work is and will continue to help with our recovery from this pandemic.

Released: 12-Jan-2022 9:45 AM EST
Government of Canada backs over 5,500 trailblazing Canadian researchers
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Prominent and emerging researchers focus on the environment, health, reconciliation, economic development and more

Released: 10-Aug-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Ask a Scientist: Should I consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Ask a Scientist: Should I consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19?

Released: 27-Feb-2021 7:00 AM EST
Rare Diseases: Not So Rare
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

February 28th is Rare Disease Day. This day holds special significance for thousands of patients and families as rare diseases are almost certainly the most common disease class affecting children in Canada.

Released: 24-Feb-2021 9:30 AM EST
Government of Canada invests in first-of-its-kind research study on the health impacts of inactivity
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $3.34 million in research to understand the health impacts of extended periods of inactivity and the effectiveness of preventative measures to mitigate the impact of inactivity on our health. This investment will support eight teams of researchers whose data collection will begin in spring 2021.

Released: 29-Jan-2021 8:55 AM EST
UN and Canada to Present Roadmap for COVID-19 Recovery
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Global Research Collaboration brings research funding agencies, and their collective budget of $100 billion, together with UN entities to map out recovery efforts based on science

   
Released: 18-Nov-2020 4:20 PM EST
CIHR and UN Officials to hold briefing on UN Research Roadmap on the COVID-19 Recovery
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Dr. Hoffman will provide an overview of the research priorities in the Roadmap and discuss how socio-economic recovery efforts for COVID-19 can be designed to stimulate equity, resilience, sustainability and progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Released: 4-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST
When Will the Violence End? / À quand la fin de la violence?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada / Journée nationale de commémoration et d’action contre la violence faite aux femmes au Canada

Released: 28-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Facing Up to Our Mistakes: An Apology to the LGBTQ2 Community
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Media Pitch: As a diverse minority group, LGBTQ2 individuals have faced, and continue to face, various forms of discrimination, which result in reduced access to health care, a greater likelihood of becoming homeless and a high risk of being bullied or physically assaulted.

Released: 27-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Overcoming Opioids: Researching Mental Health and Addiction
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Media Pitch: People with a mental illness are twice as likely to have a substance use problem compared to the general population. At least 20% of people with a mental illness have a co-occurring substance use problem.

Released: 20-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Government of Canada Announces Investment of More Than $40m in Child Health Research
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

November 20, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Released: 9-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
Remembrance Day: Can Exercise Help with PTSD?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR-promoted researchers explore Post-traumatic stress disorder

Released: 30-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Six World-Class Research Teams to Investigate Overcoming Therapeutic Resistance in High Fatality Cancers
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Azrieli Foundation and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) are pleased to announce the recipients of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program’s 3rd call for proposals. These world-class research teams will direct their focus towards new frontiers in cancer research.

Released: 30-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program / Programme de recherche en santé Canada-Israël

Released: 14-Sep-2017 11:50 AM EDT
The Government of Canada Invests in Lifesaving Opioids Research
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

7.5M grant will fund research into preventing opioid overdoses and treating opioid dependency.

Released: 14-Sep-2017 11:40 AM EDT
The Government of Canada Invests Over $21M in Innovative Health Research
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Today, the honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, was at the CHU de Québec – Laval University Research Centre, to highlight a total investment of over $21M in cutting-edge research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

   
Released: 28-Jun-2017 10:30 AM EDT
Supporting the Next Generation of Indigenous Health Researchers
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced today that the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are investing $8M to form a cross-country mentorship network for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples considering a career in health research.

Released: 22-Jun-2017 10:30 AM EDT
Study Shows Seniors with Dementia Are on the Rise
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Study shows seniors with dementia are on the rise. Dr. Yves Joanette is available to speak about the disease.

Released: 24-Apr-2017 2:30 PM EDT
Canada’s Top Health Researchers Recognized for Their Life-Changing Work
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Canada is home to some of the finest minds working in health research today – researchers who are creating new scientific knowledge, strengthening the health care system and improving the health of Canadians and others around the world.

Released: 9-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST
Spring Ahead! the Effects of Time Change on Health?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The effects of time change on health? Avancer l'heure, mais qu’en est-il de la santé?

Released: 13-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST
CIHR President Dr. Alain Beaudet Announces His Retirement From the Public Service
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), has informed the Minister of Health, the Honourable Jane Philpott and the CIHR Governing Council, of his retirement from the public service and CIHR at the end of March 2017.

Released: 1-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Fall Back! the Effects of Time Change on Health
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

On Sunday, November 6, we will be turning our clocks back one hour to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time.

Released: 27-Sep-2016 12:00 PM EDT
GACD Tackles the Global Burden of Lung Diseases
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Members of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases are funding more than thirteen international research projects into the prevention and management of chronic lung diseases.

Released: 25-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT
Rio Olympics - Should you stay or should you go? /Jeux olympiques de Rio - Partir ou rester ?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

With an estimated 500,000 visitors and 15,000 athletes due to visit Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics, there has been a lot of talk about the danger the Zika virus poses to public health.


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