Projects

The Longitudinal Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Children

The Longitudinal Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Children FUNDER: Government of Ontario Ministry of Health CO-APPLICANTS: University of Windsor Dr. Rosanne Menna Dr. Kimberly Babb Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board Dr. Erin Picard Virginia Commonwealth University Dr. Ananda B. Amstadter University of Toronto and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health  Dr. Marco Battaglia

Community applications of the MindShift app

Community applications of the MindShift app FUNDER: Anxiety Canada CO-INVESTIGATORS National Centre for PTSD at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Dr. Carmen McLean McMaster University Dr. Michael van Ameringen Anxiety Canada Dr. Judith Law Vancouver CBT Centre  Dr. Maureen Whittal

Implications of Phasic Emotion Dynamics for Adolescent Development and Well-Being

Implications of Phasic Emotion Dynamics for Adolescent Development and Well-Being FUNDER: SSHRC GRANT DURATION: 2020-2023 CO-APPLICANTS: University of Windsor Dr. Rosanne Menna COLLABORATORS Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board Dr. Erin Picard

The role of dedifferentiated Schwann cells in non-healing skin wounds

The role of dedifferentiated Schwann cells in non-healing skin wounds FUNDER: CIHR GRANT DURATION: 2019-2024

Cancer Cachexia Research

Cancer Cachexia Research FUNDER: CIBC GRANT DURATION: 2018-2022

Establishing a Multiple Myeloma Drug Screening Platform to Predict Patient Response to Therapy

Establishing a Multiple Myeloma Drug Screening Platform to Predict Patient Response to Therapy FUNDER: Seeds4Hope GRANT DURATION: 2019-2021

Development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of the genetic disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of the genetic disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy FUNDER: CIHR GRANT DURATION: 2018-2020

Emerging conceptions of ethical research within the context of harm reduction programs and services

Emerging conceptions of ethical research within the context of harm reduction programs and services FUNDER: CIHR GRANT DURATION: 2016-2019

A longitudinal qualitative study of cannabis use and symptom management among people living with HIV

A longitudinal qualitative study of cannabis use and symptom management among people living with HIV FUNDER: CIHR GRANT DURATION: 2018-2022

Cumulative Risk and Resilience among Newcomer Immigrant and Refugee Youth.

Cumulative Risk and Resilience among Newcomer Immigrant and Refugee Youth. FUNDER: SSHRC GRANT DURATION: 2019-2022 CO-APPLICANTS University of Windsor Dr. Jane Ku Dr. Wansoo Park

Ashtanga yoga for women with breast cancer:  A feasibility study

Ashtanga yoga for women with breast cancer: A feasibility study FUNDER: Seeds4Hope GRANT DURATION: 2017-2019

Innate Immune Responses Against Cytomegalovirus in Bone Marrow Transplant Leukemia Patients

Innate Immune Responses Against Cytomegalovirus in Bone Marrow Transplant Leukemia Patients FUNDER: Seeds4Hope GRANT DURATION: 2019-2021

Increasing our knowledge of social and motor skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Increasing our knowledge of social and motor skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder FUNDER: SSHRC GRANT DURATION: 2018-2020

Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1- mediated regulation of skeletal muscle regeneration

Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1- mediated regulation of skeletal muscle regeneration FUNDER: NSERC GRANT DURATION: 2016-2021

Targeting the root cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis with new peptide drugs with low side-effect profile

Targeting the root cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis with new peptide drugs with low side-effect profile FUNDER: New Frontier in Research Fund (NFRF) GRANT DURATION: 2019-2021

Alternative attacks against SARS-CoV-2 proteins

Alternative attacks against SARS-CoV-2 proteins FUNDER: NSERC GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021

Targeting the root cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Targeting the root cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis FUNDER: Arthritis Society GRANT DURATION: 2018-2026

Identifying a genetic signature that predicts progression of colorectal cancer to invasive cancer

Identifying a genetic signature that predicts progression of colorectal cancer to invasive cancer FUNDER: Seeds4Hope GRANT DURATION: 2018-2020

Role of Tuberin in Cell Cycle Progression through G2/M

Role of Tuberin in Cell Cycle Progression through G2/M FUNDER: NSERC GRANT DURATION: 2014-2021

Novel Cell Cycle Regulation in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Novel Cell Cycle Regulation in Triple Negative Breast Cancer FUNDER: CIHR GRANT DURATION: 2015-2021

Late Accelerator Unique and Selective Targeting of Cdk Activity in Aggressive Carcinomas

Late Accelerator Unique and Selective Targeting of Cdk Activity in Aggressive Carcinomas FUNDER: OICR GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021

Role of Cyclin-Like Proteins in Regulating Regenerative Balance in the Liver

Role of Cyclin-Like Proteins in Regulating Regenerative Balance in the Liver FUNDER: CIHR GRANT DURATION: 2019-2020

Targeting Cyclin-Like Proteins in Human Glioma

Targeting Cyclin-Like Proteins in Human Glioma FUNDER: CIHR GRANT DURATION: 2019-2024 COLLABORATORS Henry Ford Health System Dr. Ana deCarvalho

Multi-user in vivo animal imaging system

Multi-user in vivo animal imaging system FUNDER: NSERC GRANT DURATION: 2020-2022 COLLABORATORS University of Windsor Dr. Lisa Porter Dr. Michael Crawford Dr. Luis Rueda Dr. Dan Xiao Dr. Huiming Zhang Dr. Tahereh Arezoo Emadi

Analytical Forecasting of COVID‐19 Spread in Canada: Risk Monitoring and Prevention

Analytical Forecasting of COVID‐19 Spread in Canada: Risk Monitoring and Prevention FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 COLLABORATORS Western University Dr. Matthew Davison University of Windsor Dr. Mo'tamad Bata

Development and Customization of COVID-19 Epidemiological Dashboard

Development and Customization of COVID-19 Epidemiological Dashboard FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 WE-SPARK COLLABORATORS Windsor Regional Hospital Data Analytics Centre

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Nurses' Health and Well-being in a Border City

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Nurses' Health and Well-being in a Border City FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 WE-SPARK COLLABORATORS University of Windsor Faculty of Nursing Dr. Jody Ralph Dr. Laurie Freeman

Applying Gamification to Fight COVID-19 together

Applying Gamification to Fight COVID-19 together FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 COLLABORATORS Mr. Gourav Nayak

Emergency Healthcare Logistics and Supply Chains Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Emergency Healthcare Logistics and Supply Chains Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021

The Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare workers in Windsor-Essex County

The Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare workers in Windsor-Essex County FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 CO-APPLICANTS: University of Windsor Dr. Lindsey Jaber St. Clair College Linda MacDougall

Engineering virus-like particles for COVID-19 diagnostic testing using armored-RNA technique

Engineering virus-like particles for COVID-19 diagnostic testing using armored-RNA technique FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 WE-SPARK COLLABORATORS Windsor Regional Hospital

Optimizing Rapid COVID19 Detection for the Windsor-Essex Community

Optimizing Rapid COVID19 Detection for the Windsor-Essex Community FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 CO-APPLICANTS: University of Windsor Dr. Lisa Porter Dr. Mohamed Belalia Windsor Regional Hospital Dr. Corinna Quan Dr. Caroline Hamm INDUSTRIAL PARTNER: S.M. Research Inc. Dr. Enders Ng

Acute and Developmental Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children’s Mental Health

Acute and Developmental Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children’s Mental Health FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 CO-APPLICANTS: University of Windsor Dr. Rosanne Menna Dr. Kimberly Babb Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board Dr. Erin Picard Virginia Commonwealth University Dr. Ananda B. Amstadter

Caring for our Caregivers

Caring for our Caregivers FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and Office of Research and Innovation, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 COLLABORATORS Therapy Team Sanya Sagar Ashley Howard Healey Gardiner Noam Simon Supervision Team Josée Jarry Annette Dufresne Windsor Regional Hospital Allison Johnson Rasna Gupta

Cytokine expression profile in COVID-19 oropharyngeal/nasopharyngeal swabs

Cytokine expression profile in COVID-19 oropharyngeal/nasopharyngeal swabs FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 CO-APPLICANTS: University of Windsor Dr. Lisa Porter Dr. Yufeng Tong Windsor Regional Hospital Dr. Caroline Hamm S.M. Research Inc. Dr. Enders Ng

Hands Free Door Handle Designs and Fabrication Strategies Utilizing 3D Printing and Rapid Tooling

Hands Free Door Handle Designs and Fabrication Strategies Utilizing 3D Printing and Rapid Tooling FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 COLLABORATORS IGB Automotive Hamoon Karegar University of Windsor Mohammadali Najimi

Organizational Resilience and Employee Engagement in Response to COVID-19

Organizational Resilience and Employee Engagement in Response to COVID-19 FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 COLLABORATORS Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (WERCC) Rakesh Naidu

Potential COVID-19 complications due to E-cigarette & Vaping Associated Lung Injury

Potential COVID-19 complications due to E-cigarette & Vaping Associated Lung Injury FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 WE-SPARK COLLABORATORS University of Windsor Dr. James Gauld COLLABORATORS NIST Centre for Neutron Research Elizabeth Kelley Michihiro Nagao Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Neutron Science Directorate Sai Venkatesh Pingali

Producing Homemade Protective Equipment for the Health Care Setting.

Producing Homemade Protective Equipment for the Health Care Setting. FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 CO-APPLICANTS: University of Windsor Dr. Alice Grgicak-Mannion Dr. Lisa Porter St. Clair College Ms. Elaine Chatwood WE SPARK COLLABORATORS: Windsor-Essex Sewing Force (WESF) Rebecca Rudman Karen Harris

Infrastructure Resiliency and Pandemic Management for Windsor-Essex

Infrastructure Resiliency and Pandemic Management for Windsor-Essex FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and The Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 CO-APPLICANTS: University of Windsor Dr. Myron Hlynka Dr. Tirupati Bolisetti Dr. Anneke Smit Dr. Mohamed Belalia

Establish and Evaluate an Oxygen Saturation at Home Monitoring Program for COVID-19+ Patients

Establish and Evaluate an Oxygen Saturation at Home Monitoring Program for COVID-19+ Patients FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 WE-SPARK COLLABORATORS Windsor Regional Hospital

Faster Detection of COVID-19 Using Lab-on-a-chip Sensors

Faster Detection of COVID-19 Using Lab-on-a-chip Sensors FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 CO-APPLICANTS: University of Windsor Dr. Yufeng Tong Dr. Mitra Mirhassani Dr. Jalal Ahamed

Launching Alternative Hand Sanitizer Recipe Research

Launching Alternative Hand Sanitizer Recipe Research FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and the Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 CO-APPLICANTS: University of Windsor Dr. Farsheed Shahbazi Dr. Fraser Pick Dr. Bukola Aremu COLLABORATORS Peak Processing Dr. Justin Binder Wolfhead Distillery Mr. Tom Manherz

Exploring Coping Mechanisms in Dealing with Quarantine and Social Isolation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Exploring Coping Mechanisms in Dealing with Quarantine and Social Isolation During COVID-19 Pandemic FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and Office of Research and Innovation, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 COLLABORATORS University of Wyoming, Division of Social Work Dr. Neely Mahapatra

Physical Activity Behaviours and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Physical Activity Behaviours and the COVID-19 Pandemic FUNDER: WE-SPARK Health Institute and Office of Research and Innovation Services, University of Windsor GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021 STUDENT COLLABORATOR: University of Windsor, Faculty of Human Kinetics Ms. Paige Coyne

Binaural Neural Processing in the Auditory Midbrain

Binaural Neural Processing in the Auditory Midbrain Hearing is dependent on the brain. Our long-term goal is to determine how sounds from an environment are represented in electrical signals generated in the brain and how the representation is dependent on neural circuits, neurochemicals, and neurophysiological processes.

Automated Organ Segmentation with Deep Learning Algorithm

Automated Organ Segmentation with Deep Learning Algorithm Esophageal cancer is an aggressive malignancy. In 2017, an estimated 2,300 Canadians were diagnosed with it and 2,200 Canadians died from it. External beam radiation treatment (EBRT) has become standard for these patients, including preoperative, postoperative, radical treatment for inoperable cases, and palliative treatment for symptom control.

Establishing a facility for cognitive neuroscience in acquired brain injury

Establishing a facility for cognitive neuroscience in acquired brain injury This grant was used to purchase equipment to enable research to improve the assessment and treatment of brain injuries, such as sport-related concussion, traumatic brain injury, and stroke, with a focus on understanding disruptions in attention, language, and memory functioning. 

Lipid regulation of synaptic transmission and neuroplasticity

Lipid regulation of synaptic transmission and neuroplasticity NAME OF COMPETITION: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant FUNDING: $167,500 GRANT DURATION: 2018-2023

Barriers to cancer patient clinical trial enrollment and develop interventional education program

Barriers to cancer patient clinical trial enrollment and develop interventional education program FUNDER: Cancer Research Collaboration Fund FUNDING: $40,000 GRANT DURATION: 2020-2021   WE SPARK COLLABORATORS University of Windsor Dr. Abdulkadir Hussein

Design and Synthesis of the Acetal-Free Analogues of the Tn Antigen for the Treatment of Lung Cancer

Design and Synthesis of the Acetal-Free Analogues of the Tn Antigen for the Treatment of Lung Cancer FUNDER: Seeds4Hope FUNDING: $90,000 GRANT DURATION: 2018-2020   WE SPARK COLLABORATORS University of Windsor Dr. Lisa Porter Windsor Regional Hospital Dr. Swati Kulkarni COLLABORATORS Dalhousie University Dr. Paola Marignani Western University Dr. Mansour Haeryfar Brock University Dr. Tomas Hudlicky U Pennsylvania and Central Michigan University Dr. Donald Tomalia

Brain Tumour Organoid Screening Model to Optimize Therapeutic Options for Patients with Glioblastoma

Brain Tumour Organoid Screening Model to Optimize Therapeutic Options for Patients with Glioblastoma FUNDER: Seeds4Hope FUNDING: $90,000 GRANT DURATION: 2018-2020   WE SPARK COLLABORATORS University of Windsor Dr. Dorota Lubanska Dr. Lisa Porter Dr. Simon Rondeau-Gagne Dr. Keith Frank Stringer Windsor Regional Hospital COLLABORATORS Michigan State University Dr. Eran Andrecheck Dr. Abdalla Shamisa

Unique and Selective Targeting of Cdk Activity in Aggressive Carcinomas

Unique and Selective Targeting of Cdk Activity in Aggressive Carcinomas FUNDER: Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) FUNDING: $100,000 GRANT DURATION: 2019-2020

A Matter of Timing: Circadian Clock Regulation of Intestinal Healing and Cancer

A Matter of Timing: Circadian Clock Regulation of Intestinal Healing and Cancer FUNDER: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) FUNDING: $642,600 GRANT DURATION: 2018-2023   WE SPARK COLLABORATORS   Windsor Regional Hospital Dr. Caroline Hamm Dr. Brett Howe

Comparing Cardiac Rehabilitation Models of Care in the Great Lakes Central Region

Comparing Cardiac Rehabilitation Models of Care in the Great Lakes Central Region FUNDER: PARTNERS IN RESEARCH (PiR)SEED GRANTS (University of Windsor and Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare)   FUNDING: $10,000 GRANT DURATION: 2019-2020   WE SPARK COLLABORATORS Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Jason Petro University of Windsor Dr. Kevin Milne Cayla Wood COLLABORATORS Henry Ford Health System Dr. Steven Keteyian Dr. Clinton Brawner St. Joseph’s Health Care, London Dr. Neville Suskin University of Michigan Dr. Melvyn Rubenfire

Targeting Cell Cycle Checkpoints in Glioma

Targeting Cell Cycle Checkpoints in Glioma FUNDER: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) FUNDING: $1 million GRANT DURATION: 2019-2023   WE SPARK COLLABORATORS University of Windsor Dr. Abdulkadir Hussein Dr. John Trant Dr. Otis Vacratsis Windsor Regional Hospital COLLABORATORS Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute Dr. Daniel Schramek Michigan State University Dr. Eran Andrecheck Dr. Swati Kulkarni Dr. Abdalla Shamisa

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