Transforming the future of health care for frail elderly Canadians
2015 Transformative Grant Program Pilot Studies
In June of 2015 CFN invited researchers and their teams to submit proposals for large transformative research projects that have the potential to revolutionize the care of frail elderly Canadians. Projects chosen for funding are undertaking pilot studies in 2016, and funding for the full projects will start in the spring of 2017, contingent upon CFN being renewed by the Networks of Centres (NCE) of Excellence for its next funding cycle (2017 to 2022).
This program is designed to fund exceptionally innovative research projects that will have a major economic and social impact on the current Canadian health care system. CFN defines transformative research as projects that aim to significantly change current practice as it pertains to the frail elderly through the application of current or new scientific/medical concept(s), methodology(ies) or practice(s). It is expected that if successful the knowledge generated from these large-scale projects would be applied widely across the Canadian health care system.
For more details on any of the pilot studies, please click on the project names below:
Pilot Studies being undertaken
Improving advance care planning for frail elderly Canadians (TG 2015-03-P)
John You, MD, MSc, FRCPC -- McMaster University
Doris Barwich, MD, CCFP -- University of British Columbia
Gloria Gutman, PhD, FCAHS, OBC, LLD(Hon.) -- Simon Fraser University
Michelle Howard, PhD, MSc -- McMaster University
Dev Jayaraman, PhD, FCAHS, OBC, LLD(Hon.) -- The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Sharon Kaasalainen, RN, BScN, MSc, PhD -- McMaster University
Doug Klein, MD, MSc, BSc, CCFP(PC) -- University of Alberta
Daniel Kobewka, MD, MSc -- Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Jessica Simon, MBChB, FRCPC -- University of Calgary
Tamara Sussman, MSW, PhD -- McGill University
Robin Urquhart, PhD -- Dalhousie University
Connecting Emergency Departments with Community services to prevent mobility losses in injured pre-frail & frail Seniors (CEDeComS) (TG 2015-09-P)
Marcel Émond, MD, MSc -- Université Laval
Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, PhD -- Université du Québec à Montreal
Luc Bissonnette, PhD, BA, MA -- Université Laval
Raoul Daoust, MD, CSPQ, MSc -- Hôpital Sacré-Coeur de Montréal
Eddy Lang, MD -- University of Calgary
Jacques Lee, MD, MSc, FRCPC -- Sunnybrook Research Institute
Jeffrey Perry, MD, MSc -- Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Brian Rowe, MD, MSc -- University of Alberta
Marie-Josée Sirois, OT, PhD -- Université Laval/CHU de Québec
PROSPECT: Probiotics to Prevent Severe Pneumonia and Endotracheal Colonization Trial (TG 2015-20-P)
Deborah Cook, MD, MSc (Epid), FRCPC, DABIM, CCM, CAHS, FRS -- McMaster University
Better tArgetting, Better outcomes for frail ELderly patients (BABEL) (TG 2015-15-P)
Paul Hébert, MD -- Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’université de Montréal (CHUM)
Andrew Costa, PhD, BSc (Hons.) -- McMaster University
Allan Garland, MD, MA, BS -- University of Manitoba
George Heckman, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) -- University of Waterloo
John Hirdes, PhD -- University of Waterloo
Transforming primary health care for frail elderly Canadians (TG 2015-24-P)
Paul Stolee, PhD -- University of Waterloo
Anik Giguère, PhD -- Université Laval
Sara Mallinson, PhD -- University of Calgary
Kenneth Rockwood, PhD -- Nova Scotia Health Authority
Joanie Sims-Gould, PhD, BSc, MSW -- University of British Columbia
Esther Suter, PhD, MSW -- University of Calgary
About the application process
The Program was launched on June 15, 2015.
A Pre-application Indication of Intent was required by October 1, 2015 and those projects that submitted this Intent were eligible to submit full Applications by December 1, 2015.
Eligibility and requirements were outlined in the Program Guidelines and Application Instructions were also made available.
Before applying to the CFN Transformative Grant Program, researchers and their teams were strongly encouraged to participate in a webinar to provide a briefing on the structure of the competition, provide further background information and respond to questions.
The webinar was held Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Click here to view the slides only (no audio).
Application documents required included: