Canadian Institutes of Health Research Company Profile

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the major federal agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. It aims to excel in the creation of new health knowledge, and to translate that knowledge from the research setting into real world applications. The results are improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) was created under The CIHR Act that came into force on June 7, 2000.

CIHR is a Departmental Corporation listed in Schedule II of the Financial Administration Act. As an arms length agency of government, it is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Health.

CIHR is managed by the President and the Governing Council, who are assisted by various Standing and Advisory Committees.

CIHR consists of 13 "virtual" institutes, each headed by a Scientific Director and assisted by an Institute Advisory Board. They work together to shape a national health research agenda for Canada. The institutes bring together researchers, health professionals and policy-makers from voluntary health organizations, provincial government agencies, international research organizations and industry and patient groups from across the country with a shared interest in improving the health of Canadians.

The work of the institutes embraces the four pillars of health research: biomedical; clinical; research respecting health systems and services; and the social, cultural and environmental factors that affect the health of populations. A major challenge for the institutes is to forge relationships across disciplines to stimulate integrative, multifaceted research agendas that respond to society's health priorities while adhering to the highest ethical standards.


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Canadian and Israeli researchers join forces for new research program

The Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program is a seven-year, CA$35 million partnership between the Azrieli Foundation, Canada's International Development Research Centre, the Canadian Institutes o...

St. Michael's Hospital leading study in Canada to identify sources of HIV discrimination

(St. Michael's Hospital) The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada announced today a research team from St. Michael's Hospital has received $1.5 million to stud...

Springer to publish Canadian Journal of Public Health

(Springer) Springer will be the publisher for the Canadian Journal of Public Health starting Jan. 1, 2018. This new collaboration will allow Springer and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) ...

Want a healthier population? Spend less on health care and more on social services

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Increased social spending was associated with health improvements at the population level, while health spending increases did not have the same effect, accordin...

Railroads Stocks' Research Reports Released on Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific ... Canadian National Railway Montreal, Canadaheadquartered Canadian National Railway Co.'s stock finished Thursday's session 1.33% lower at $73.64. A total volume ...

GlycoNet, partners fund $3.5 million in health research

(Canadian Glycomics Network) The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) along with partner institutions recently awarded more than $3.5 million in grants to fund exploratory research in the area of gly...

Arctic® Fuji Apple Gets Canadian Approval

Arctic® Fuji, Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.'s (OSF) third nonbrowning Arctic® apple variety has been approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC). The CFIA and HC h...

Fighting HIV through a better delivery method of anti-retrovirals

(Boston University School of Medicine) Rahm Gummuluru, PhD, associate professor of microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and Bjoern Reinhard, PhD, professor of chemistry at Bost...

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Childhood Adversity, Genetic Polymorphisms and Stress in First Onset Major Depression

The Blue Sky Project, a 5-year study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, seeks to examine how genetics and early life experiences work together to cause a person's very f...

RCT to Address the Burden of Undiagnosed Airflow Obstruction in Canadian Adults

Previous population health studies suggest that up to 10% of Canadian adults have undiagnosed asthma or COPD- these people are currently undiagnosed and untreated, even though they may hav...

The Impact of Disclosing Personalized Depression Risk Information on High-risk Individuals' Outcomes

Major depressive episode (MDE) is one of the most prevalent and disabling form of mental illness in the general population. Despite increased mental health services and antidepressants use...

Observational Study Evaluating Long-term Health Outcomes of Canadian DUODOPA-treated Patients

This is an open-label, postmarketing, observational study to document health outcomes, in Canadian patients with advanced Parkinson's disease and long-term treatment with Duodopa (levodopa...

Dissemination of the Lupus Interactive Navigator

This study asks whether persons with lupus will use and uptake the information and services of the web-based lupus interactive navigator (LIN) on a regular basis and whether this uptake wi...

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the major federal agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. It aims to excel in the creation of new health knowledge, and to translate ... Pharmacy Inc. Pharmacy Inc. is an established Canadian pharmacy located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Our Canadian pharmacy focuses on quality, safety, and affordability. We have filled over 200,000 prescr...


CANVAC, the Canadian Network for Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, is a unique network of almost 80 of the most highly recognised Canadian scientists specialising in the fields of immunology, virology,...

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