2017

CIMVHR Contract Funding Awards

Project Title Principal Investigator(s) Institution Funder Status
Psychiatric EEG Evaluation Registry or PEER Dr. Verner Knott Institute of Mental Health Research CFHSG Active
Next Generation Sequencing Dr. Stephen Scherer The Hospital for Sick Children DRDC Active
Social Cognition, Moral Injury and Suicidality in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans Dr. Ruth Lanius 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 Dr. Isabelle Boileau 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 Dr. Dave Blackburn Université du Québec en Outaouais VAC Active

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 Dr. Jacqueline Hebert University of Alberta CFHSG Active
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 Dr. Luc Hébert Université Laval CFHSG Completed
Qualitative Study on the Health and Well-being of Families of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans with Mental Health Problems Dr. Deborah Norris
Dr. Heidi Cramm
Dr. Kelly Dean Schwartz
Mount St. Vincent University
Queen's University
University of Calgary
VAC Active
Longitudinal Qualitative Study on the Mental Health and Well-Being of Military Veterans during Canadian Military to Civilian Transition Dr. Maya Eichler
Dr. Heidi Cramm
Dr. Dave Blackburn
Mount St. Vincent University
Queen's University
Université du Québec en Outaouais
VAC Active
Metabolomic Analysis of Brain Injury Dr. Douglas Fraser Western University DRDC Active
Mental Health Expert Panel Knowledge Translation Dr. Jitender Sareen University of Manitoba CFHSG Completed
Mental Health Expert Panel Knowledge Translation Dr. Jitender Sareen 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 Active

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 Dr. David Kuhl 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 Dr. Deborah Norris
Dr Heidi Cramm
Mount St. Vincent University
Queen's University
VAC Completed
Longitudinal Follow-Up Study of a Military PTSD patient Cohort using Magnetoencephalography Dr. Margot Taylor The Hospital for Sick Children CFHSG Completed
Operational Requirements for Stereopsis and Binocular Visual Processing in Military Aviation Dr. Laurie Wilcox York University DRDC Active
Grant Submission Canada-Israel Health Research Program Dr. Margaret McKinnon St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton CFHSG Completed
Colour Vision Assessment and Operational Requirements for Military Aircrew Dr. Jeffery Hovis University of Waterloo DRDC Active
Understanding Concussion: From Injury to Return-to-Work Dr. Michael Hutchison 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® Dr. Barto Nascimento Sunnybrook Research Institute DRDC Completed
Post-Deployment Gene expression Profiling Dr. Daniele Merico The Hospital for Sick Children DRDC Completed
Effectiveness of Neurofeedback: Therapy for Military Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Dr. Ruth Lanius Western University CFHSG Active
Biostatistician Services for Mental Health Research Initiatives Dr. Alain Brunet McGill University DRDC Active
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 Dr. Jitender Sareen 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 Dr. Ian Colman University of Ottawa CFHSG Completed
A Pilot Study on the Potential Effectiveness of Psychiatric Service Dogs Used by Veterans with PTSD in Canada Dr. Claude Vincent Université Laval VAC Active
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 Dr. Eric Tchouaket 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 Dr. Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof 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 Dr. Harvey Moldofsky Toronto Psychiatric Research Foundation DRDC Completed
Operational Stress Injuries Review Dr. Deborah Norris
Dr. Heidi Cramm
Mount St. Vincent University
Queen’s University
VAC Completed
MEG Study Protocol Dr. Margot Taylor The Hospital for Sick Children CFHSG Completed
Comparative Effects of Concussion Versus Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury Dr. Michael Esser University of Calgary DRDC Completed
Development of Rat Concussion Model of TBI and Comparative Behavioural Effects to Blast-Induced TBI Dr. Michael Esser University of Calgary DRDC Completed
Analysis of Electromyography (EMG) and Motion Capture (MOCAP) Data for Aircrew Neck Strain Dr. Jack Callaghan University of Waterloo DRDC Completed
Elastomer-Based Helmet System Prototype to Address Aircrew Neck Strain Steven Fischer Queen’s University DRDC Completed
Development of a Psychiatric Service Dog Pilot Study Dr. Claude Vincent 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. Dr. James Gillett McMaster University VAC Completed
Efficacy of Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) Program in Recruits Dr. Alain Brunet Douglas Mental Health University Institute DRDC Completed
Investigating Cellular Reprogramming as a Tool for Identifying Neural Based Assays for PTSD Dr. James Ellis The Hospital for Sick Children DRDC Completed
Effect of Whole Body Exposure to Primary Blast in Mice Dr. Ibolja Cernak University of Alberta DRDC Completed
Default Connectivity as a Predictor of PTSD Symptomatology and Bio-Behavioural Correlates of Autobiographical Memory in Military PTSD Requirement Dr. Ruth Lanius Western University CFHSG Completed
Measuring Spatial Abilities Using Behavioural and Neuroimaging Approaches Dr. Giuseppe Iaria University of Calgary DRDC Completed
Effectiveness of CAREN Treatment for Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain Dr. Jacqueline Hebert University of Alberta CFHSG Completed
Going Places: Does the Two-minute Walk Test Predict the Six-minute Walk Test in Lower Extremity Amputees? Dr. Lauren Reid Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre CFHSG Completed
Live Tissue TRG and Mannequin Simulators- Epidemiological Data Analysis Dr. Diane Groll 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 Dr. Steven Fischer
Dr. Geoff Fernie
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 Dr. Harvey Moldofsky Toronto Psychiatric Research Foundation DRDC Completed
Novel Biomarkers for the Early Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)-Phase 1 Dr. Sandro Rizoli Sunnybrook Research Institute DRDC Completed
Preconditioning Against Blast-Induced Neurotrauma-Phase 1 Dr. Andrew Baker St. Michael’s Hospital DRDC Completed
Investigating the Effects of Exposure to a Shared Traumatic Event in a Group of Mental Health Employees Dr. Margaret McKinnon St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton DRDC Completed
Expression Profiling in Soldiers Returning from Tour in Afghanistan-A Genome Pilot Project Dr Daniele Merico
Dr. Stephen Scherer
The Hospital for Sick Children DRDC Completed
Biological Correlates of Military-Related PTSD – a Feasibility Study Dr. Ruth Lanius Western University DRDC Completed
Biological Correlates of Military-Related PTSD Dr. Ruth Lanius Western University DRDC Completed
Neurofeedback Study Dr. Ruth Lanius Western University CFHSG Completed
Development of Mental Health Grant Proposal Dr. Jitender Sareen University of Manitoba DRDC Completed
The Study of Income, Mental Disorders and Suicide in a National Sample of Veterans Dr. Jitender Sareen University of Manitoba VAC Completed
The Study of Comorbid Physical Health Conditions and Anxiety in a National Sample of Veterans Dr. Jitender Sareen 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 Dr. Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof Queen’s University VAC Completed
Canadian Psychiatric Association Military-Related PTSD Educational Module Dr. Don Richardson Canadian Psychiatric Association DRDC Completed
Understanding the Biological Basis of Mental Illness –Translational Clinical Research Protocol Development Dr. Rohan Ganguli Centre for Addiction and Mental Health DRDC Completed
Barriers to Employment Coping Efficacy Scale – Veteran Version (BECES-V) Research Project Dr. Marc Corbière Université de Sherbrooke VAC Completed