National Partnership in Traumatic Brain Injury Research

November 06, 2013 | Posted in ABI, Announcements

On October 4th the Government of Canada announced funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), for 19 new research projects on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion. The CIHR-INMHA funding for these 19 projects is provided in partnership with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Defence Research and Development Canada, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Ontario Brain Institute and Hotchkiss Brain Institute.  

ONF is very proud to be co-funding with CIHR, one team grant and three catalyst grants within this partnership, all on the topic of mTBI/Concussion.

As part of the national partnership, ONF will be establishing the Canadian TBI Research and Clinical Network, a network that will link TBI research and clinical initiatives.  ONF and partners are also connected to the International TBI Research Initiative (InTBIR), which links Canada (through CIHR-INMHA), with the US (through National Institutes of Health - Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) and the European Commission’s Health Directorate.

For details about the Government of Canada’s announcement please read Government invests in brain injury research by Adriana Barton (Globe and Mail, November 5th 2013) and NewsWire’s article on the announcement Harper Government supports new research on injury prevention in children and youth.

For details about the four grants funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, click here.



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