Researchers get $685,000 from Heart & Stroke Foundation
University of Saskatchewan health researchers will receive a total of $685,800 to study aspects of Canada's leading health problems - heart disease and stroke.
Grant-in-aid-funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan will assist with projects ranging from a study of how the amount of protein in a person's diet can affect stroke survival to alternative cost-effective ways of delivering traditional drug treatments.
The grants are part of a total of almost $1.16 million announced by the Foundation for 2002-03. A U of S post-doctoral student was also awarded one of the national personnel awards.
"The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a major provider of medical research funding in our province," says Dr. Mark Evered, the Foundation's Research Chair and U of S Vice-Provost.
"The ongoing funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation offers opportunities both to attract and retain high-quality researchers and clinicians at the Universities and in the Province."
The following are brief project summaries provided by the Foundation.
2002-2003 Research Grants
Dr. Thomas Fisher
Dr. Venkat Gopalakrishnan
Dr. Linda Hiebert
Dr. Robert McNeill
Drs. Phyllis Paterson, Bernhard Juurlink and Jim Thornhill
Dr. Kailash Prasad
Drs. Kevin Spink, Karen Chad and Bruce Reeder
Dr. Bruce Reeder
Dr. Deborah Saucier
Dr. Rajendra K. Sharma
Dr. Wolfgang Walz
Dr. Lingyun Wu
Dr. Hui Wang
Dr. Rui Wang
GROUP GRANT: Dr. Tom Wilson (director of project), Dr. Venkat Gopalakrishnan, Dr. Linda Hiebert and Dr. Robert McNeill
Personnel Award: Liu, Pinggang (Pharmacology)