Navigation Links
St. Michael's receives prestigious grants to study trauma
Date:8/4/2010

TORONTO, Ont., Aug. 4--When the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) announced its latest awards for injury research, only five teams were on the list and two of them were headed by doctors at St. Michael's Hospital.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Cusimano will lead a team studying traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Researchers working with Dr. Avery Nathens, the hospital's director of trauma, will examine rural Canadians' access to trauma centres.

"There are only so many [team grants] available and so few resources available. If you get one, it's a great achievement," said Christine Lavictoire, a deputy director at CIHR.

The five-year STAIR (Strategic Teams in Applied Injury Research) grants must involve researchers in multiple locations and disciplines and a mix of experienced and junior researchers. The grants to Sr. Michael's total nearly $4 million.

Dr. Cusimano's team will look at TBI in sports such as hockey, in vulnerable groups such as the homeless, and in motor vehicle collisions and falls. They will also probe the link between violence and aggression.

Dr. Nathens' team will examine what can be done to improve care for the 20 per cent of rural Canadians who do not have access to trauma centres during that "golden hour" when there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will prevent death. Due to the distribution of trauma patients and centres in Canada, half of all patients receive preliminary care someplace else before being transferred to a trauma centre.

Injury remains the leading cause of death for Canadians aged one to 44.and costs Canadians $19.8 billion annually. Traumatic Brain Injury accounts for 50 per cent or more of all trauma deaths, and an estimated 2 per cent of the population live with lifelong disabilities resulting from TBI. Brain injuries are seven times more common than breast cancer and 30 times more common than HIV. Up to 90 per cent of injuries can be prevented.


'/>"/>

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
shepherdl@smh.ca
416-864-6094
St. Michael's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Michaels Encourages “Green Living” Through Organ Donation, Adoption
2. Doctor at Cincinnati Childrens receives prestigious NIH MERIT Award
3. Research consortium at CHLA receives $410,000 to study leukemia and lymphoma
4. Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $24 million gift from Sumner M. Redstone
5. UC San Diego receives major clinical and translational science award
6. Lu receives grant from Research to Prevent Blindness organization
7. Childrens National Medical Center receives first NIH CTSA given to a childrens hospital
8. WPI computer science professor receives HP Labs Innovation Research Award
9. USF receives patent for technology to improve treatment for neurodegenerative diseases
10. Quincy Bioscience Receives Patent for Jellyfish Protein Aequorin
11. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles oncologist receives $50,000 Hyundai Scholar Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Trusted debt-reduction firm CreditAssociates, LLC has announced two important milestones. ... of $835 million in resolved debt for its clients. , Credit card debt, unpaid ... categories of debt settled by the company. With more than a decade of combined ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... CTNext , ... Innovation Awards (EIA), held this past Thursday night at The Space in Hamden. ... presented their innovative project ideas to a panel of judges for an opportunity ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... Presenting its annual Fall ... (SPBA) hosted “Expanding Your Success” with an educational emphasis. , The three-day conference ... practices for third party administrators (TPAs) related to health plan management and compliance, ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... The Semper ... their families, announces the release of a series of videos and a compelling documentary ... service members in the United States as part of its ongoing mission. , Each ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... Public outrage over the ... have fallen on deaf ears, leaving the water industry itself to research, develop and ... ahead of the curve in the field of natural alkaline water technologies, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized ... announced that it has been ranked #1 by its users ... Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the ... hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and holds one ... technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews on the independent review site ... the number one company for hearing aids, ranking it higher than ... brands. ... #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Hearing is an online store that provides high performance, state-of-the-art, German-engineered ...
(Date:9/7/2017)...  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... to more efficiently focus resources on developing new ... workforce reductions, including those from a U.S. voluntary ... 3,500 positions. With the streamlining ... approximately $500 million that will begin to be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: