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(October 18, 2001, Gazette)

Research contracts awarded

Dr. Mark Whitmore (L) and system manager Fred Perry
Photo by David Sorensen

Dr. Mark Whitmore (L) and system manager Fred Perry in the Advanced Computation and Visualization Centre.

The following is a list of some members of the university community who have received research contracts. The Office of Research has supplied information about the contract recipient, funding source, contract value and the research topic. This list is not meant to reflect all of the research going on at Memorial now, but rather who received funding for the months of January, February, March and April 2001.

BASS, Donald, Engineering; Anti-roll Tank Design for the Ocean Billows II; Universal Marine Ltd.; $3,806.

BOONE, Wilbert and WEIR, Harvey, Education/Continuing Education; Diploma in TeleLearning and Rural School Teaching, Phase II; Canada-Newfoundland Agreement on Economic Renewal; $ 60,000.

BROWN, Joseph, Ocean Sciences Centre; Movement and diel activity patterns of juvenile Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) in winter; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; $6,000.

BROWN, Joseph and DEIBEL, Don, Ocean Sciences Centre; Feasibility of culturing local zooplankton for cod/halibut and development and testing of oxygen injection techniques for halibut; Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation & Others; $52,352.

BROWN, Joseph, Ocean Sciences Centre; Investigate use of radio telemetry in the study of fish habitat use by juvenile salmonids; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; $10,000.

BURSEY, Ford; FARDY, John and BORGAONKAR, Mark, Medicine; Prevention of colorectal sporadic adenomatous polyps (PRESAP); Pharmacia Canada; $313,900.

BUSSEY, Wilf, Computing and Communications; Ca*Net3 Project; Canada/Newfoundland Comprehensive Economic Development Agreement (CEDA); $180,000.

CHARRON, Richard and SULLIVAN, Shannon, Mathematics and Statistics; Computational fluid dynamic modelling of the protein crystal growth process with and without ultrasonic technique; Guigne International Ltd.; $13,000.

CHEN, Xihua, Medicine; Cellular mechanism for dopamine-induced synaptic modulation in the parabrachial nucleus; Canada/Newfoundland Comprehensive Economic Development Agreement (CEDA); $86,250.

CONNORS, Sean, Medicine; Canadian CONTAK CD/TR Heart Failure Registry; Guidant Canada Corporation; $20,800.

DAVIDSON, William, Biochemistry; Arctic Char Review; Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation & Others; $45,550.

DEIBEL, Don, Ocean Sciences Centre; Data archival — COPE and Logy Bay; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; $14,000.

DRIEDZIC, William, Ocean Sciences Centre; Improved freeze resistance with glycerol; Aqua Bounty Canada Inc.; $42,625.

FOX, George; PETERS, Sharon, and GJEVRE, John, and O’BRIEN, Mary et. al., Medicine; Clinical trial research: HIC No. 00.189; Canadian Business; $63,000.

FOX, George; PETERS, Sharon and EDSTROM, Harry, Medicine; Clinical trial in mild to moderate asthma patients previously treated with inhaled corticosteroids; Schering Canada Inc.; $28,528.

FOX, George; PETERS, Sharon and EDSTROM, Harry, Medicine; Clinical trial research: HIC No. 00.114; Canadian Business; $13,900.

FRIIS, Dag and BOSE, Neil, Engineering; Design, Installation and Testing of Bulbous Bow; Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation & Others; $113,638.

FRIIS, Dag, Engineering; Developing a high-speed displacement fishing vessel; Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation and Others; $131,950.

GOODRIDGE, Alan; STEFANELLI, Mark, and OGUNYEMI, Abayomi, Medicine; A double-blind, placebo controlled, multi-center adaptive design study; to assess the dose response relationship, safety and toleration of UK-279, 276 in acute stroke; Pfizer Canada Inc.; $123,006.

GOODRIDGE, Alan, Medicine; Comtan (Entacapone) Open IND Study; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.; $9,356.25.

GORMAN, Gary, Business Administration; Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Program — Pilot Project; Exploits Valley Economic Development Corporation; $8,115.

HAEDRICH, Richard, Biology; Environment and social change in the North Atlantic arc (NAArc); National Science Foundation (through the University of New Hampshire); increase USD $20,250; revised total: $39,150 USD.

HEYS, Howard and VENKATESAN, Ramachandran, Engineering; Implementation of Encryption Algorithms on Chameleon Reconfigurable Communications Processor; Chameleon Systems, Inc.; $20,000.

HULAN, Howard, Biochemistry; The incorporation and position of omega-3 fatty acids into egg yolk lipids and sensory attributes of egg yolk from laying hens fed seal blubber oil; Canada/Newfoundland Agreement for the Economic Development Component of the Canadian Fisheries Adjustment and Restructuring Initiative; $25,000.

JOYCE, Carol, Medicine; ACCORD (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk of Diabetes); National Institutes of Health through McMaster University; $72,507.

JOYCE, Carol, Medicine; Pioglitazone compared with placebo in non-drug treated patients with Type 2 diabetes; Eli Lilly Canada Inc.; $33,646.

KHRAISHI, Majed, Medicine; Health economic evaluation in conjunction with clinical trial DE018, a multi-centre open label continuation study with subcutaneous D2E7 for patients with rheumatoid arthritis who completed a preceding clinical study with D2E7; Knoll Pharma Inc.; $8,580.

KHRAISHI, Majed, Medicine; Clinical trial research: HIC No. 00.196; Canadian Business; $99,750.

KHRAISHI, Majed, Medicine; PREMIER study; Knoll Pharma Inc.; $211,328.

LIEN, Jon, Psychology; Analysis of sightings; Environment Canada (Canadian Wildlife Service); $20,000.

LIEN, Jon, Psychology; Continued Monitoring of Closed Areas (CAs) for Lobster Management; Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation and Others; $44,090.

MACCALLUM, Calvin and ROSE, Barry, Medicine; Eplerenone in heart failure and acute MI (Eplerenone 035); Searle and Company Canada Inc.; $49,160.

MICHALAK, Thomas, Medicine; The oral uptake profile of FLG Prodrug in the eastern woodchucks; Medivir AB; $8,100.

MONTEVECCHI, William, Psychology; The feeding ecology of red squirrels in different boreal forest habitats and their interactions with songbirds; Canadian Heritage — Parks Canada (Terra Nova National Park); $10,000.

MUZYCHKA, Yuri, Engineering; Advanced modelling for low reynolds flow heat exchanges; University of Waterloo; $10,400.

NGUYEN, Chau; HUTCHINSON, Jim and NEMETH, J., Medicine; Clinical trial research: HIC No. 00.219; Canadian Business; $52,000.

OCEAN SCIENCES CENTRE (OSC); Aquaculture Research and Development Facility; ACOA; $200,000.

PATEL, Thakor, Biology; Review of treatment possibilities at the Stephenville site; SAIC Canada; $5,000.

PATEL, Thakor, Biology; Review of treatment possibilities at the Stephenville site; SAIC Canada; (increase)12,000; revised total: $17,000.

PETERS, Sharon and FOX, George, Medicine; Clinical trial research: HIC No. 00.188; Foreign Business; $81,000.

RIVKIN, Richard, Ocean Sciences Centre; Habitat impacts of mussel aquaculture; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; $3,000.

RIVKIN, Richard, Ocean Sciences Centre; Metals in the food chain of coastal Labrador; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; $7,500.

RIVKIN, Richard, Ocean Sciences Centre; Microzooplankton herbivory and bacterivory in the North Water Polynya; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; $7,500.

ROSE, Barry and MACCALLUM, Calvin, Medicine; Trial in acute myocardial infarction; ThromboGenics Ltd. through Quintiles Clinical Operations; $47,360.

ROSE, Barry; CONNORS, Sean and STEFANELLI, Mark, Medicine; Clinical trial research: HIC No. 01.20; Canadian Business; $174,642.

SUSSEX, Bruce, Medicine; 0.8 mg cerivastatin versus 80 mg atorvastatin in patients with hyperlipidemia; Bayer Inc.; $41,730.

SUSSEX, Bruce and ROSE, Barry, Medicine; Prove-It Study; Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals through Brigham and Women’s Hospital; $71,784.

VAUGHAN, Ann Marie and WALSH, Jeanette, Continuing Education/Nursing; Development of courses in Bachelor of Nursing Program; Canada-Newfoundland Agreement on Economic Renewal; $90,000.

WEST, Roy; LONGERICH, Linda and RANDELL, Edward, Medicine; Food fortification with folic acid for the primary prevention of neural tube defects — phase II; Health Canada; $57,689.

WHITMORE, Mark, Physics and Physical Oceanography; Memorial University Advanced Computation and Visualization Centre; Operation ONLINE Inc.; $100,000.

WHITMORE, Mark, Physics and Physical Oceanography; Memorial University Advanced Computation and Visualization Centre; Canada/Newfoundland Comprehensive Economic Development Agreement; $55,397.

YOUNGHUSBAND, Banfield; GREEN, Roger and PRYSE-PHILLIPS, William, Medicine; Study on families in Newfoundland and Labrador with hereditary sensory neuropathy (HSN); Xenon Genetics Inc.; $199,125.