In March 2017 we launched our fourth annual new investigator seed grant competition which targeted biomedical, clinical, population health, and health services research proposals designed to provide critically ill patients with better care and better health. 

Proposals could target science and innovation in any part of the continuum: from improved understanding of the biologic aspects of a particular disease, to the application of a new therapy or supportive care, to improvement of the quality of lives of patients, their families or both, to strengthening the training of critical care providers.

We are thrilled to announce that we received several high-quality applications and after an external review process was completed we were able to fund two outstanding projects:

1. Dr. Elaine Gilfoyle, Clinical Assistant Professor, Alberta Children's Hospital:

"Improving patient safety during pediatric resuscitation: Team performance and error" 

2. Dr. Stephane Bourque, Assistant Professor Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta:

"Preclinical testing of novel treatment strategies for septic shock in a mouse model of advanced age


Congratulations to the successful applicants!