2019

CIMVHR Contract Funding Awards

Project Title Principal Investigator(s) Institution Funder Status
Prevalence and Correlates of White Matter Hyperintensities in RCAF Aircrew and Related Aviation Trades (33) Sandra Black
OC
O.Ont.
MD
Sunnybrook Hospital DRDC Active
Thermal Comfort Testing of Canadian Armed Forces Operational Uniforms (39) Stephen Cheung
PhD
Brock University DSSPM Completed
Literature Review on "Optimal Strategies to Mitigate and Treat Cold Weather Injuries" (45) Francois Haman
PhD
University of Ottawa DRDC Completed
Literature review and knowledge gap analysis on "Combat Casualty Care in Cold Environments" (47) Luis da Luz
MD
Sunnybrook Hospital DRDC Completed
Special Issue or Supplement of a mental health research journal on Research Task Group (NATO) investigations in how best to leverage technology to advance mental health care (48) Stéphanie Bélanger
CD
PhD
Queen's University DRDC Completed
Upgrade and validation of a suite of objective load carriage assessment tools for the objective biomechanical assessment of soldier torso-borne clothing and individual equipment (49) Joan Stevenson
PhD; Quingguo Li
PhD
PEng
Queen's University DRDC Active

2018

CIMVHR Contract Funding Awards

Project Title Principal Investigator(s) Institution Funder Status
Literature Review on “The Utility of Melatonin Interventions in PTSD” (43) Lili Liu
PhD
University of Alberta DRDC Completed
Evaluation Remote Ischemic Conditioning (RIC) for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Shock and Brain Injury- A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ori Rotstein
MD
St. Michael's Hospital DRDC Completed
Towards Reducing Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Canadian Armed Forces Phil Bigelow
PhD
University of Waterloo DRDC Completed
Fibrinogen in the Initial Resuscitation of Severe Trauma (FiiRST) 2: Physiological outcomes. Luis Da Luz
MD
Sunnybrook Research Institute DRDC Completed
Broad spectrum antivirals against RNA viruses which block cellular entry Frederick West
PhD
University of Alberta DRDC Completed
An analytic and predictive risk model to assess dental readiness in the military population Alyson Mahar
PhD
University of Manitoba CFHSG Completed

2017

CIMVHR Contract Funding Awards

Project Title Principal Investigator(s) Institution Funder Status
Psychiatric EEG Evaluation Registry or PEER Verner Knott
PhD
Institute of Mental Health Research CFHSG Active
Next Generation Sequencing Stephen Scherer
PhD
The Hospital for Sick Children DRDC Completed
Social Cognition, Moral Injury and Suicidality in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans Ruth Lanius
MD
PhD
Western University CFHSG Active
Multimodal Neuroimaging in the Evaluation of Mental Disorders: Application of PET and MRS for the Assessment of Neuroinflammation in Military PTSD Isabelle Boileau
PhD
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health DRDC Active
A pilot study to understand how equine-assisted therapy may assist Veterans in living with mental health conditions Dave Blackburn
PhD
Université du Québec en Outaouais VAC Completed

2016

CIMVHR Contract Funding Awards

Project Title Principal Investigator(s) Institution Funder Status
Development of a Performance Assessment Tool for the Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment Jacqueline Hebert
MD
University of Alberta CFHSG Completed
Research Validation and Analysis of a Standardized Neck/Shoulder Program in Canadian Armed Forces Aircrew and It’s Impact on Neck Pain, Impairments and Functional Limitations/Restrictions Luc Hébert
CD
PhD
Université Laval CFHSG Completed
Qualitative Study on the Health and Well-being of Families of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans with Mental Health Problems Deborah Norris
PhD; Heidi Cramm
PhD; Kelly Dean Schwartz
PhD
Mount St. Vincent University
Queen's University
University of Calgary
VAC Completed
Longitudinal Qualitative Study on the Mental Health and Well-Being of Military Veterans during Canadian Military to Civilian Transition Maya Eichler
PhD; Heidi Cramm
PhD; Dave Blackburn
PhD
Mount St. Vincent University
Queen's University
Université du Québec en Outaouais
VAC Active
Metabolomic Analysis of Brain Injury Douglas Fraser
PhD
Western University DRDC Completed
Mental Health Expert Panel Knowledge Translation Jitender Sareen
MD
University of Manitoba CFHSG Completed
Health and Lifestyle Information Survey 2013/14- Reserve Force Data Analysis and Report Writing Dr. Xiangfei Meng McGill University CFHSG Completed

2015

CIMVHR Contract Funding Awards

Project Title Principal Investigator(s) Institution Funder Status
Literature Review and Analysis on the Mental Health and Well-being of Military Veterans during Canadian Military to Civilian Transition David Kuhl
PhD
University of British Columbia VAC Completed
Environmental Scan of Administrative Elements and Support Programs for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans during Military to Civilian Transition Deborah Norris
PhD; Heidi Cramm
PhD
Mount St. Vincent University
Queen's University
VAC Completed
Longitudinal Follow-Up Study of a Military PTSD patient Cohort using Magnetoencephalography Margot Taylor
PhD
The Hospital for Sick Children CFHSG Completed
Operational Requirements for Stereopsis and Binocular Visual Processing in Military Aviation Laurie Wilcox
PhD
York University DRDC Completed
Grant Submission Canada-Israel Health Research Program Margaret McKinnon
PhD
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton CFHSG Completed
Colour Vision Assessment and Operational Requirements for Military Aircrew Jeffery Hovis
PhD
University of Waterloo DRDC Active
Understanding Concussion: From Injury to Return-to-Work Michael Hutchison
PhD
University of Toronto DRDC Active
A Comparison of two Viscoelastic Testing Systems for Goal-Guided Administration of Fibrinogen Concentrate in Severe Trauma: TEG® and ROTEM® Barto Nascimento
MD
Sunnybrook Research Institute DRDC Completed
Post-Deployment Gene expression Profiling Daniele Merico
PhD
The Hospital for Sick Children DRDC Completed
Effectiveness of Neurofeedback: Therapy for Military Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Ruth Lanius
MD
PhD
Western University CFHSG Active
Biostatistician Services for Mental Health Research Initiatives Alain Brunet
PhD
McGill University DRDC Completed
Specific Analyses of the 2013 Canadian Armed Forces Mental Health Survey Data on Suicidality, Child Abuse Victimization, Anxiety Disorders beyond PTSD, Income and Mental Disorders and Chronic Pain Jitender Sareen
MD
University of Manitoba CFHSG Completed
Mental Health and Mental Health Services Use in the Canadian Armed Forces: Statement of Work for Analysis of the 2013 Canadian Armed Forces Cross-Sectional Mental Health Survey Data Ian Colman
PhD
University of Ottawa CFHSG Completed
A Pilot Study on the Potential Effectiveness of Psychiatric Service Dogs Used by Veterans with PTSD in Canada Claude Vincent
PhD
Université Laval VAC Completed
National CAF Computer assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) Coordinator-For Physical and Mental Health Rehabilitation Ms. Emily Sinitski The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre CFHSG Completed
Health Care Inflation for Age and Sex Matched Cohort Eric Tchouaket
PhD
Université du Québec en Outaouais CFHSG Completed
Special Issue or Supplement of a Mental Health research Journal on Key Findings from the 2013 Canadian Armed Forces Cross-Sectional Mental Health Survey CIMVHR provided project management support Queen's University CFHSG Completed
The Determinants of Successful Transition from Military to Civilian Life Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof
PhD
Queen's University VAC Completed

2014

CIMVHR Contract Funding Awards

Project Title Principal Investigator(s) Institution Funder Status
Interactions Between Sleep Disorders and Military PTSD Harvey Moldofsky
PhD
Toronto Psychiatric Research Foundation DRDC Completed
Operational Stress Injuries Review Deborah Norris
PhD; Heidi Cramm
PhD
Mount St. Vincent University
Queen’s University
VAC Completed
MEG Study Protocol Margot Taylor
PhD
The Hospital for Sick Children CFHSG Completed
Comparative Effects of Concussion Versus Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury Michael Esser
PhD
University of Calgary DRDC Completed
Development of Rat Concussion Model of TBI and Comparative Behavioural Effects to Blast-Induced TBI Michael Esser
PhD
University of Calgary DRDC Completed
Analysis of Electromyography (EMG) and Motion Capture (MOCAP) Data for Aircrew Neck Strain Jack Callaghan
PhD
University of Waterloo DRDC Completed
Elastomer-Based Helmet System Prototype to Address Aircrew Neck Strain Steven Fischer
PhD
Queen’s University DRDC Completed
Development of a Psychiatric Service Dog Pilot Study Claude Vincent
PhD
Laval University VAC Completed

2013

CIMVHR Contract Funding Awards

Project Title Principal Investigator(s) Institution Funder Status
Review of Existing Evidence and Development of Options for a Future Research Proposal Regarding the Effectiveness of Psychiatric Service Dogs in Treating PTSD in Veterans. James Gillett
PhD
McMaster University VAC Completed
Efficacy of Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) Program in Recruits Alain Brunet
PhD
Douglas Mental Health University Institute DRDC Completed
Investigating Cellular Reprogramming as a Tool for Identifying Neural Based Assays for PTSD James Ellis
PhD
The Hospital for Sick Children DRDC Completed
Effect of Whole Body Exposure to Primary Blast in Mice Ibolja Cernak
PhD
University of Alberta DRDC Completed
Default Connectivity as a Predictor of PTSD Symptomatology and Bio-Behavioural Correlates of Autobiographical Memory in Military PTSD Requirement Ruth Lanius
MD
PhD
Western University CFHSG Completed
Measuring Spatial Abilities Using Behavioural and Neuroimaging Approaches Giuseppe Iaria
PhD
University of Calgary DRDC Completed
Effectiveness of CAREN Treatment for Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain Jacqueline Hebert
MD
University of Alberta CFHSG Completed
Going Places: Does the Two-minute Walk Test Predict the Six-minute Walk Test in Lower Extremity Amputees? Lauren Reid
PhD
Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre CFHSG Completed
Live Tissue TRG and Mannequin Simulators- Epidemiological Data Analysis Diane Groll
PhD
Queen’s University CFHSG Completed

2012

CIMVHR Contract Funding Awards

Project Title Principal Investigator(s) Institution Funder Status
Near-Term Ideas to Address Aircrew Helmet Systems-Induced Neck Pain Steven Fischer
PhD; Geoff Fernie
PhD
Queen’s University
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
CFHSG Completed
Evaluation of Disordered Sleep Physiology, Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Fatigue and Psychological Disturbances in Canadian Military Personnel with and without PTSD Harvey Moldofsky
PhD
Toronto Psychiatric Research Foundation DRDC Completed
Novel Biomarkers for the Early Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)-Phase 1 Sandro Rizoli
PhD
Sunnybrook Research Institute DRDC Completed
Preconditioning Against Blast-Induced Neurotrauma-Phase 1 Andrew Baker
PhD
St. Michael’s Hospital DRDC Completed
Investigating the Effects of Exposure to a Shared Traumatic Event in a Group of Mental Health Employees Margaret McKinnon
PhD
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton DRDC Completed
Expression Profiling in Soldiers Returning from Tour in Afghanistan-A Genome Pilot Project Daniele Merico
PhD; Stephen Scherer
PhD
The Hospital for Sick Children DRDC Completed
Biological Correlates of Military-Related PTSD – a Feasibility Study Ruth Lanius
MD
PhD
Western University DRDC Completed
Biological Correlates of Military-Related PTSD Ruth Lanius
MD
PhD
Western University DRDC Completed
Neurofeedback Study Ruth Lanius
MD
PhD
Western University CFHSG Completed
Development of Mental Health Grant Proposal Jitender Sareen
MD
University of Manitoba DRDC Completed
The Study of Income, Mental Disorders and Suicide in a National Sample of Veterans Jitender Sareen
MD
University of Manitoba VAC Completed
The Study of Comorbid Physical Health Conditions and Anxiety in a National Sample of Veterans Jitender Sareen
MD
University of Manitoba VAC Completed
Pain and Well-being Study: Analysis of Data from the Life After Service Study (LASS) - Survey on Transition to Civilian Life Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof
PhD
Queen’s University VAC Completed
Canadian Psychiatric Association Military-Related PTSD Educational Module Don Richardson
MD
Canadian Psychiatric Association DRDC Completed
Understanding the Biological Basis of Mental Illness –Translational Clinical Research Protocol Development Rohan Ganguli
PhD
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health DRDC Completed
Barriers to Employment Coping Efficacy Scale – Veteran Version (BECES-V) Research Project Marc Corbière
PhD
Université de Sherbrooke VAC Completed