5 scientists shortlisted for CIHR Foundation grants

December 8, 2015

Drs. Shawn Aaron, John Bell, Jeff Perry, Michael Rudnicki and Shi Wu Wen have been shortlisted for prestigious Foundation grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Their projects are in the areas of respirology, oncolytic viruses, vascular emergencies, muscle regeneration and maternal / child health (respectively). This represents a success rate of 38 percent compared to a national average of 29 percent. Final results are expected in the spring.

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