Seed Grants Awarded

Collaborations for Health is pleased to announce the results of the Spring 2007 Call for Proposals for seed funding to establish and develop interdisciplinary and cross-faculty collaborative health research among faculty at McMaster. Click on the titles, below, for project profiles.

Health and Environment

Lead Investigator: Denys deCatanzaro, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Title: Impacts of Environmental Estrogens upon Reproductive Health

Lead Investigator: Cécile Fradin, Departments of Physics & Astronomy, Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences
Title: Impact of Nanoparticles on the Development and Health of Organisms

Lead Investigator: Pavlos S. Kanaroglou, School of Geography & Earth Sciences
Title: Preliminary Investigation - Air Pollution and Lung Disease

Lead Investigator: Lesley A. Warren, School of Geography & Earth Sciences
Title: Monitoring of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Greater Toronto Area Beaches

Development Across the Lifespan

Lead Investigator: Sandeep Raha, Department of Pediatrics
Title: Can Maternal Antioxidant Supplementation Decrease the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Offspring of Mothers who Smoke During Pregnancy?

Lead Investigator: Brenda Vrkljan, School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Title: Driving into the Future - Promoting Driving Safely Across the Lifespan

Lead Investigator: David Chettle, Department of Medical Physics & Applied Radiation Sciences
Title: Human Body Composition, Health & Fitness

Health Systems: Policy/Economics/Services and Knowledge Translation

Lead Investigator: Ann McKibbon, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Title: Clinic Patient Management Systems Designed for Preventive Care - Can They be Used to Keep Ontario Primary Care Clinicians Up to Date?