Outstanding CIHR Grant Results

Dear Colleagues – you may have seen the recent email from Dr. Rutka announcing the Department’s 2020 CIHR Project Grant Recipients. Out of a total of 6 grants awarded to members of the Department of Surgery, 5 were awarded to members of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery!

Please join me in congratulating the following grant recipients:

Andrew Howard

“Social risk factors and the influence of the built environment on children and youth’s active school transportation and pedestrian motor vehicle collisions in Toronto, Canada”

Raj Rampersaud

“Understanding who does and does not respond to an interprofessional education and self-management model of care for chronic low back pain”

Bheeshma Ravi

“Volume Outcome Relationships for Obese Patients Having Joint Replacement Surgery”

Bheeshma Ravi and David Wasserstein

“Association between length of stay and one-year mortality in elderly patients with non-operative fractures of the thoracolumbar spine or pelvis”

Cari Whyne

“A computer vision-based workflow to aid craniomaxillofacial soft tissue and skeletal reconstruction”

In the current challenging funding environment, this level of success for one individual Division is unprecedented, and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our non-clinician and clinician scientists. On behalf of the Division, we are all incredibly proud of you! Congratulations!

Peter C. Ferguson MD MSc FRCSC FAOA
Albert and Temmy Latner Chair,
Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery
University of Toronto

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