CIHR announces $1.6 million in funding for three Waterloo projects

Friday, July 15, 2022

Two Kinesiology and Health Sciences researchers were among three Waterloo recipients and 391 individual nominated PIs awarded funding through Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Project Grants Program.

This is part of a $325-million total investment by the Government of Canada in support of 405 project grants and 2 bridge grants.  

Waterloo recipients of funding through the 2022 Spring Project Grant competition are:

Laura Middleton.

Laura Middleton (Kinesiology and Health Sciences): The Lifestyle, Exercise and Diet (LEAD) trial: A virtual, lifestyle approach to improve cognitive function $566,100

Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo.

Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo (Kinesiology and Health Sciences): Hidden binocularity and visuomotor function after congenital cataracts $447,526

Richard Cook.

Richard Cook (Statistics and Actuarial Science): Methods for assessing real-world causal effects with electronic health records: Biologic therapies in autoimmune diseases $631,126