In May 2020, The Government of Canada announced the launch of a new rapid research funding opportunity to continue to mobilize science to fight COVID-19.
The CIHR Rapid Research Funding Competition is intended to accelerate the availability of high-quality and real-time evidence to support Canada’s rapid response to the global pandemic in order to better prevent, detect, treat and manage COVID-19. Funding will support clinical trials, observational studies, implementation science or other relevant study designs to scale-up promising existing projects, reorient current research, or initiate new rapid response research to address COVID-19 in the identified research areas that include understanding the safety, efficacy, effectiveness, ethics, and implementation of:
- vaccines, diagnostics, or therapeutics;
- clinical management and health system interventions; and
- social, policy, and public health responses and related indirect consequences.
Three UBC Department of Medicine members have had their projects funded:
Project: Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social and health outcomes among young people: A mixed-method comparative analysis in Canada and France
Project: Host response mediators in coronavirus (COVID-19) infection – is there a protective effect of ARBs on outcomes of coronavirus infection (ARBs CORONA II)
Project: Point of Care Heart-Lung Imaging for Patients Presenting with COVID-19 Symptoms: Artificial Intelligence Precision Modeling for Prediction of Outcomes
Join us in congratulating Drs. Knight, Russell, and Tsang on this wonderful achievement!