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William Stanford, PhD

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Amanda Cabeceiras
Tel 613-737-8899 ext 73841


Dr. William Stanford has been named The Ottawa Hospital’s Chrétien Researcher of the Year for his work on blood cancer and other diseases
October 23, 2018 - When Dr. William Stanford first became a biological scientist, he simply followed his curiosity and was happy to let others pursue any practical applications of his research. Today, he goes on bedside rounds with clinicians, meets with patients ...
New drug combination destroys chemo-resistant blood cancer
October 22, 2018 - Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have developed a promising targeted strategy to treat chemotherapy-resistant acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and a diagnostic test to determine which AML patients would most likely ...
Top Research Papers from The Ottawa Hospital 2015-2017
June 7, 2018 - Did you know that researchers at The Ottawa Hospital publish an average of four new scientific papers every single day? Our research is advancing science and
How a rubber chicken helped create a novel model of a rare lung disease
December 12, 2017 - In 2009, Dr. William Stanford received a “laughter basket” including a rubber chicken from a young woman w
Researchers turn back the clock to watch aging in fast forward
July 20, 2017 - Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a rare genetic disease that resembles rapid aging, with young children displaying hardened blood vesse
Could stem cells heal premature lungs, fight infections, build muscles and strengthen bones?
May 25, 2017 - Ottawa researchers closer to finding out, thanks to $1.5 million from the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine Researchers fro
The Ottawa Hospital awarded 18 research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $10.7 million
May 19, 2017 - Eighteen research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded nearly $11 million in the most recent project grant competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This represents a su
A how-to-kit for cells: $250K grant to map how stem cells become muscle and cartilage
August 31, 2016 - Dr. William Stanford was awarded $250,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to develop molecular maps of how ste
Stem cell therapy rejuvenates old, brittle bones in osteoporosis model
March 17, 2016 - Approximately a quarter of all Canadians will suffer a fracture because of weak bones (osteoporosis) in their lifetime, costing the health care system more
$1M grant to help researchers unravel the secrets behind super-powered leukemia cells
February 3, 2016 - Drs. William Stanford, Caryn Ito,
Ottawa stroke researchers awarded nearly $500,000
June 17, 2015 - The HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery has awarded nearly $500,000 for a number of stroke research projects in Ottawa. Dr. Paul Albert had the top-ranked grant in the competition (and won th
$700,000 grant to advance use of stem cells to study rare disease
May 20, 2015 - Dr. Bill Stanford has been awarded more than US$700,000 over three years from the United States Congressio