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Our Funded Research Projects

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Project Investigator(s) Program Start Date End Date Total $ Awarded
Safey, Acceptance, Fairness & Equality (SAFE project): Acceptable risk and donor selection Principal Investigator:
DITTO, Blaine
McGill University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
FERGUSON, Eamonn
MSM Research Grant Program - Small Project Oct 1, 2017 Sep 30, 2018 $49,413
Operational impact of individual risk assessment options Principal Investigator:
O'BRIEN, Sheila
Canadian Blood Services

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
ROBILLARD, Pierre
GOLDMAN, Mindy
MYHAL, Geneviève
MSM Research Grant Program - Large Project Aug 1, 2017 Jul 31, 2019 $168,000
Assessing unintentional creation of bias against MSM as a function of exposure to blood donor screening questionnaire and assessing sexual behaviour risk factors of those successfully passing blood donor screening Principal Investigator:
FISHER, William
Western University
MSM Research Grant Program - Small Project Aug 1, 2017 Jul 31, 2018 $50,000
ACB and MSM - it's not an oxymoron: A research project that explores the importance of ACB people in MSM blood donation research Principal Investigator:
DRYDEN, OmiSoore
Thorneloe University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
LEE, Woo Jin Edward
NELSON, LaRon
MARSHALL, Zack
MBUAGBAW, Lawrence
MSM Research Grant Program - Large Project Sep 15, 2017 Sep 14, 2019 $400,000
Attitudes, behaviours, and acceptability related to current and future blood donation policy: A qualitative study of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal Principal Investigator:
GRACE, Daniel
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
HART, Trevor
LAMBERT, Gilles
COX, Joseph
ADAM, Barry
BRENNAN, David
LACHOWSKY, Nathan
MOORE, David
MSM Research Grant Program - Small Project Sep 1, 2017 Aug 31, 2018 $50,000
A longitudinal analysis of behavioural and biological risk among men who have sex with men in metro Vancouver Principal Investigator:
LACHOWSKY, Nathan
University of Victoria

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
HOGG, Robert
MOORE, David
ROTH, Eric
ARMSTRONG, Heather
MSM Research Grant Program - Small Project Aug 1, 2017 Jul 31, 2018 $50,000
Estimating the probability of HIV risk in MSM donor policies through biobehavioural and mathematical modelling studies Principal Investigator:
HART, Trevor
Ryerson University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
LAMBERT, Gilles
GRACE, Daniel
BAUER, Greta
MOORE, David
COX, Joseph
LACHOWSKY, Nathan
MISHRA, Sharmistha
BRENNAN, David
TAN, Darrell
MSM Research Grant Program - Large Project Oct 1, 2017 Sep 30, 2019 $400,000
Sex Now 2018: A national survey on blood donation and undiagnosed blood borne infections Principal Investigator:
LACHOWSKY, Nathan
University of Victoria

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
TRUSSLER, Terry
GILBERT, Mark
SALWAY, Travis
JOLLIMORE, Jody
HAM, David
LOFTUS, Patrick
OLIVER, Brent
HANSEN, Brian
VISSER, Floyd
BRENNAN, David
GRACE, Daniel
OTIS, Joanne
LEBOUCHÉ, Bertrand
NUMER, Matthew
SAXTON, Peter
MSM Research Grant Program - Large Project Sep 1, 2017 Aug 31, 2019 $400,000
Évaluation de l’acceptabilité et de la faisabilité d’un programme de dons de plasma destiné au fractionnement, pour les hommes ayant des relations sexuelles avec d’autres hommes de la communauté gaie montréalaise Principal Investigator:
OTIS, Joanne
Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
GERMAIN, Marc
GODIN, Gaston
PRONOVOST, Frédérick
MONTEITH, Kenneth
MYHAL, Geneviève
GIRARD, Gabriel
MORIN, Michel
MSM Research Grant Program - Large Project Sep 1, 2017 Aug 31, 2019 $219,507
Mathematical modeling - comparing HIV risk between MSM donation strategies Principal Investigator:
O'BRIEN, Sheila
Canadian Blood Services

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
GRÉGOIRE, Yves
SEED, Clive
CUSTER, Brian
STEELE, Whitney
DAVISON, Katy
PILLONEL, Josiane
MSM Research Grant Program - Small Project Aug 1, 2017 Jul 31, 2018 $18,000
Assessing alternative CBS blood donor deferral screening policies for men who have sex with men Principal Investigator:
BRENNAN, David
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
ADAM, Barry
HART, Trevor
LACHOWSKY, Nathan
GRACE, Daniel
MSM Research Grant Program - Small Project Aug 1, 2017 Jul 31, 2018 $50,000
University of Toronto QUEST Research Program Principal Investigator:
CALLUM, Jeannie
University of Toronto
Transfusion Medicine Research Program Support Award Aug 1, 2017 Jul 31, 2020 $1,137,400
McMaster Centre for Transfusion Research Principal Investigator:
ARNOLD, Donald
McMaster University
Transfusion Medicine Research Program Support Award Aug 1, 2017 Jul 31, 2020 $1,150,000
The mechanism of action of monoclonal antibody blends in the potential replacement of anti-D in HDFN Principal Investigator:
LAZARUS, Alan
St. Michael's Hospital

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
CRUZ-LEAL, Yoelys
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Oct 1, 2017 Sep 30, 2020 $40,000
Influence of eryptosis and storage on transfused red cell recovery in sepsis Principal Investigator:
SHEFFIELD, William
McMaster University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
BRANCH, Donald
LIAW, Patricia
HEDDLE, Nancy
Intramural Research Grant Program Jan 15, 2018 Jan 14, 2020 $283,569
Monovalent Fc receptor blockade using novel fusion proteins: The road towards an IVIg replacement Principal Investigator:
LAZARUS, Alan
St. Michael's Hospital

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
SHEFFIELD, William
BRANCH, Donald
Intramural Research Grant Program Oct 1, 2017 Sep 30, 2019 $400,000
Optimization of monoclonal anti-erythrocyte antibodies for improved immunoprophylaxis in a murine model Principal Investigator:
LAZARUS, Alan
St. Michael's Hospital

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
NI, Heyu
Intramural Research Grant Program Oct 1, 2017 Sep 30, 2019 $400,000
Role of skin disinfection and buffy coat platelet production on residual bacterial contamination in platelet concentrates and cord blood stem cells Principal Investigator:
RAMIREZ, Sandra
University of Ottawa

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
TAHA, Mariam
Graduate Fellowship Program Nov 15, 2011 May 14, 2016 $92,000
Synthesis of carbohydrate derivatives for the improvement of red blood cell storage Principal Investigator:
BEN, Robert
University of Ottawa

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
MEYER, Julia
National Training Program May 1, 2017 Apr 30, 2019 $30,000
Studying and alleviating the effects of platelet microparticles induced by pathogen reduction of platelet concentrates Principal Investigator:
PROVOST, Patrick
University of Laval

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
LAUGIER, Jonathan
National Training Program Apr 1, 2017 Mar 31, 2019 $52,000
Study of the mechanisms implicated in platelets microparticle internalization by blood cells Principal Investigator:
BOILARD, Eric
University of Laval

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
MARCOUX, Genevieve
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 1, 2015 Aug 31, 2019 $52,000
Recombinant Fc multimers to replace IVIG Principal Investigator:
BRANCH, Donald
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
LEWIS, Bonnie
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 8, 2015 Sep 7, 2019 $52,000
Small molecule inhibitors of phagocytosis to replace intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) Principal Investigator:
BRANCH, Donald
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
TONG, Tik Nga (Cindy)
Graduate Fellowship Program Feb 1, 2015 Nov 30, 2016 $52,000
Impact of storage on the function of cord blood hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells Principal Investigator:
PINEAULT, Nicolas
University of Ottawa

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
JAHAN, Suria
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 26, 2014 Sep 25, 2018 $104,000
Investigating the mechanism of anti-CD44 antibody amelioration of IVIg-treatable disease Principal Investigator:
LAZARUS, Alan
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
NORRIS, Peter
National Training Program Apr 1, 2017 Mar 31, 2019 $52,000
McMaster Transfusion Research Program Principal Investigator:
HEDDLE, Nancy
McMaster University
Program Support Award for Canadian Transfusion Medicine and Science Research Program Apr 1, 2014 Jul 31, 2017 $833,333
The Canadian National Transplant Research Program: increasing donating and improving transplantation outcomes Principal Investigator:
WEST, Lori
University of Alberta
Transplantation Research Program Apr 1, 2013 Mar 31, 2018 $250,000
Understanding brain death: a multipurpose educational video aimed to a diverse public and professional audience Principal Investigator:
SHEMIE, Sam
McGill University
Small Project Funding Program Oct 1, 2014 Sep 30, 2015 $14,000
ROTEM-guided transfusion protocols - impact on the manufacturer Principal Investigator:
TRUDEAU, Jacqueline
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
PETRASZKO, Tanya
LI, Cecilia
Small Project Funding Program Sep 1, 2016 Aug 31, 2017 $15,000
Pre-transfusion furosemide for TACO Principal Investigator:
SKEATE, Robert
Canadian Blood Services

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
CALLUM, Jeannie
Small Project Funding Program Sep 1, 2016 Aug 31, 2017 $15,000
Data sharing with CBMTG registry Principal Investigator:
ALLAN, David
The Ottawa Hospital

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
PAULSON, Kristjan
Small Project Funding Program Dec 1, 2016 Nov 30, 2017 $15,000
The Stem Cell Club: educating medical and nursing students to develop professional skills Principal Investigator:
FINGRUT, Warren
University of Toronto
BloodTechNet Award Program Jun 1, 2016 May 31, 2017 $24,458
Towards the impact of protein synthesis in human platelets to transfusion medicine Principal Investigator:
DEVINE, Dana
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
BOSGOED, Christa
Graduate Fellowship Program Aug 1, 2011 May 30, 2016 $92,000
Studies on the development of biocompatible antimicrobial platelet storage devices Principal Investigator:
BROOKS, Don
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
HADJESFANDIARI, Narges
Graduate Fellowship Program Feb 1, 2012 Jan 31, 2016 $96,000
Cellular therapy to improve CD4+ T-Cell responses in humanized mice infected with HIV-1: adoptive transfer of CD4+ T-cells lacking s-Src activity Principal Investigator:
BRANCH, Donald
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
McCARTHY, Stephen
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 1, 2014 Mar 31, 2017 $96,000
MRI guided focused ultrasound facilitated IVIg immunotherapy as a therapeutic approach for Alzheimer's disease Principal Investigator:
AUBERT, Isabelle
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
DUBEY, Sonam
Graduate Fellowship Program May 1, 2013 Apr 30, 2017 $100,000
Novel cell-surface engineering methods to increase immune-tolerance of allogenic cell transplantation Principal Investigator:
KIZHAKKEDATHU, Jayachandran
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
MOON, Haisle
National Training Program Apr 15, 2017 Apr 14, 2019 $30,000
The Centre for Blood Research Principal Investigator:
CONWAY, Ed
University of British Columbia
Program Support Award for Canadian Transfusion Medicine and Science Research Program Apr 1, 2014 Jul 31, 2017 $776,229
Incidence of intracranial hemorrhage in pediatric oncology patients Principal Investigator:
WEBERT, Kathryn
Canadian Blood Services
Small Project Funding Program Apr 1, 2016 Dec 31, 2018 $15,000
Neonatal outcomes after transfusion of ABO non-identical blood (Neo-ABO) Principal Investigator:
SOLH, Ziad
McMaster University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
HEDDLE, Nancy
COOK, Richard J.
FUSCH, Christoph
Small Project Funding Program Sep 1, 2016 Aug 31, 2017 $14,989
Social media for knowledge translation and education 3 (SoMe-KTE3): Transfusion, thrombosis, and hemostasis Principal Investigator:
SHIH, Andrew
McMaster University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
CHAN, Teresa
DE WIT, Kristin
BHAGIRATH, Vinai
YEH, Calvin
CASTELLUCI, Lana
ELAHIE, Allahna
HEDDLE, Nancy
THOMA, Brent
BloodTechNet Award Program Jun 1, 2016 May 31, 2018 $30,000
Use of red blood cell antigen genotyping to assess RhD diversity in sickle cell disease patients Principal Investigator:
SHIH, Andrew
McMaster University

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
BERARDI, Philip
CLARKE, Gwen
HANNON, Judith
HEDDLE, Nancy
VERHOVSEK, Madeleine
Small Project Funding Program Jul 1, 2016 Jun 30, 2017 $15,000
University of Ottawa Centre for Transfusion Research Principal Investigator:
TINMOUTH, Alan
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Program Support Award for Canadian Transfusion Medicine and Science Research Program Apr 1, 2014 Jul 31, 2017 $799,888
Improving pathogen inactivation: the dengue virus-induced platelet proteome Principal Investigator:
PRYZDIAL, Ed
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
TEGEGN, Tseday Zewdu
Graduate Fellowship Program Oct 24, 2016 Oct 23, 2018 $52,000
Investigation of pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of murine Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) Principal Investigator:
SEMPLE, John
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
McVEY, Mark
Graduate Fellowship Program Sep 1, 2014 Aug 31, 2016 $52,000
Identification of protein biomarkers for red cell quality Principal Investigator:
DEVINE, Dana
University of British Columbia

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
CHEN, Deborah
Graduate Fellowship Program Feb 1, 2013 Jan 31, 2017 $100,000
National evaluation of platelet transport bags to reduce wastage Principal Investigator:
WEBERT, Kathryn
Canadian Blood Services

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
CALLUM, Jeannie
LIN, Yulia
LIEBERMAN, Lani
PENDERGRAST, Jacob
CSERTI-GAZDEWICH, Christine
Small Project Funding Program Jul 1, 2016 Jun 30, 2017 $9,740
Small molecule ice recrystallization inhibitors as cryo-additives for red blood cell cryopreservation Principal Investigator:
BEN, Robert
University of Ottawa

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
POISSON, Jessica
Graduate Fellowship Program May 26, 2016 May 25, 2018 $30,000
Platelet desialylation: novel mechanism of platelet clearance and immune tolerance Principal Investigator:
NI, Heyu
University of Toronto

Co-Investigator(s) / Trainee:
LI, June
Graduate Fellowship Program Apr 1, 2016 Mar 31, 2018 $52,000