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St. Michael’s researchers receive more than $4-million in federal funding to better understand the impact of COVID-19

Three MAP projects were funded in the federal government’s recent, highly competitive COVID research competition: Drs. Sharmistha Mishra, Darrell Tan and Dan Werb. Congratulations also to our Li Ka Shing colleagues Drs. Amol Verma and Fahad Razak!

The federal government is awarding more than $4 million to four research projects from St. Michael’s Hospital exploring questions related to COVID-19.

The funding, announced Thursday, is part of a $109M investment over one year for COVID-19 research. This will support 139 research teams across Canada and will focus on accelerating the development, testing, and implementation of measures to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its negative consequences on people, communities, and health systems.

These projects will explore why COVID-19 unfolded differently across Canadian provinces, how a short course of medication might help people recently exposed to COVID-19, what data can tell us about how to organize hospital services to produce better outcomes for COVID-19 patients, and how services might be adjusted to prevent drug overdoses during the pandemic.

The Government of Canada is providing the funding through CIHR and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), in partnership with Alberta Innovates (AI), Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), Research Manitoba (RM), Research Nova Scotia (RNS), Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

Here is a closer look at research projects at St. Michael’s…

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