Research

The BC Lung Association provides approximately $1 million each year to physicians and scientists doing research in British Columbia on lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, and many others. This world-class research is discovering the causes of lung disease, finding new treatments, and giving hope for a future free of lung disease.

National Grant Review - Grant-In-Aid Competition

The National Grant Review supports pulmonary research or development projects and offers grants for research operating costs, including laboratory supplies, technicians and some equipment.

The Canadian Lung Association Peer Review Committee evaluates the relevance and scientific merit of applications for research support submitted to Provincial Lung Associations. The Committee then returns scientific ratings based on comparison with national and international standards. The Review Committee's mandate is to assess the potential for the application to make significant contributions to new knowledge. Evidence of originality, clear thinking and the potential for high quality publications are key determinants for the success of application.

To qualify for funding, candidates are asked to complete two (2) steps:

1. Registration Deadline: November 14, 2014
Please register at http://www.ngr.fluidreview.com by November 15, 2013. You are required to provide your name, institution, identify the type of research (clinical or basic science), the project title, and a maximum one page abstract.

2. Submit Application by December 8, 2014 by 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time
The original hardcopy application must be sent to your Provincial Lung Association, the Post-Mark must be no later than December 6, 2013. ONE (1) electronic copy of the application form and the appendices, in Word or PDF must be submitted to the Canadian Lung Association via http://www.ngr.fluidreview.com by December 6, 2013 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

To apply for research funding visit:http://www.ngr.fluidreview.com

Courier Address for British Columbia applicants:

The BC Lung Association

Grant-In-Aid Competition

2675 Oak Street

Vancouver, BC

V6H 2K2

NOTE: Competition results will be communicated to applicants in July 2015.

 

Research Grant Recipients

 

Grant Recipient 2014-16 Project Title

Dr. Michael Brauer

School of Population & Public Health

University of British Columbia

Has AirCare led to lower mortality in BC Lower Mainland?

Dr. Christopher Carlsten

Department of Medicine - VCHRI

University of British Columbia

A novel approach to characterizing the human airway responses to complex environmental exposures.

Dr. Vincent Duronio

Department of Medicine - Jack Bell Research Centre

University of British Columbia

Aberrant p53-mediated signaling in the pathigenesis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Dr. Lindsay Eltis

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

University of British Columbia

 

Inhibitors of cholesterol catabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Dr. Jeremy Hirota

Department of Medicine - VCHRI

University of British Columbia

The role of uric acid in airway health and disease.

Dr. Nico Marr

Canadian Centre for Vaccinology

Dalhousie University

Immunological determinants of severe respiratory syncytial virus infection in early life.

Dr. Bradley Quon

James Hogg Research Centre

University of British Columbia

Identification of novel blood biomarkers to predict pulmonary exacerbations in Cystic Fibrosis.

Dr. Santiago Ramon-Garcia

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

University of British Columbia

Repurposing veterinary anti-parasitic drugs to treat tuberculosis.

 

Grant Recipient 2013-14 Project Title

Dr. Yossef Av-Gay

Jack Bell Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Division of Infectious Diseases

Elucidating the Role of Ergothioneine in the Physiology and Pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr. Nick Bansback

School of Population & Public Health
University of British Columbia

Testing whether a patient decision aid improve adherence to treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: A pilot study

Dr. Jordan Guenette

James Hogg Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Department of Physical Therapy

Mechanisms of Exertional Dyspnea in Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Tillie-Louise Hackett

James Hogg Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Department of Anesthesiology,

Pharmacology & Therapeutics

 

Molecular determinants of small airway obstruction in COPD

Dr. Charles Thompson

Life Sciences Centre
University of British Columbia
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

The synergistic activities of cephalosporins and rifampicins against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr. Stephan van Eeden

James Hogg Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Department of Medicine

The impact of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors on lung inflammation in COPD

 

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