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Darine El-Chaar, MD, FRCSC, Msc


501 Smyth Road
Box 804
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8L6


ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8266-0242


Selected funding as PI only:

 2021:  CIHR–Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity
Pregnant and Lactating Individuals & Newborns COVID-19 Vaccination Study? 
Principal Investigator: Darine El-Chaâr  (500,000$)     

2020:  CIHR - COVID-19 Rapid Research – Clinical Management & Health System Interventions. 
Research Assessing the impact of COVID-19 in pregnancy, fetal and newborn health  
Principal Investigator: Darine El-Chaâr  (795, 559$)         

2019 - 2024: CIHR – Neurodevelopment.  Cannabis Research in Priority Areas.  Research Pan-Canadian network to investigate cannabis use in pregnancy and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children. 
Principal Investigator: Daniel Corsi, Darine El-Chaâr (Co-Applicant) (299,978$)

2018 - 2019: CIHR Catalyst Grant: Population Health Intervention Research  on Legalization of Cannabis.  Research Influence of cannabis exposure in pregnancy on offspring perinatal and childhood health outcomes: a population-based birth cohort.  
Principal Investigator: Darine El-Chaâr, Daniel Corsi (94,691$)

2016 - 2021: CIHR – Preterm Birth Network – Team Grant: Research Improving Outcomes for Preterm Infants and their Families: A Canadian Collaborative Network. 
TOH Co-Principal Investigator:  Darine El-Chaâr (4,250,000$)   

2016 - 2022: CIHR – Foundation Scheme: 
An epidemiologic research program to improve maternal and child health. 
Principal applicants: Walker M, Wen SW.  Co-applicants: Darine El-Chaâr (9,876,973$) 

2013 - 2014: Mount Sinai Hospital Grant: 
Assessment of a high-fidelity simulator-based curriculum for teaching Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
Principal Investigator (10,000$) 

2011 - 2012: Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health / W. Garfield Weston Foundation Award: 
The Impact of Maternal Body Mass Index on Postpartum Obstetrical Outcomes 
Principal Investigator (17,000$)