The Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Network

Results of the January 1997 Local Competition

The Steering Committee of the MRC Regional Partnership Program met on February 21, 1997, to review and rank letters of intent. There were eleven letters of intent with a five-year value of $2.5 million.

The Committee agreed that for this, the first competition of the program, applications should be limited to those with a very high likelihood of success in the MRC process and which also met all of the criteria specified by MRC and by the regional planning process. Four letters of intent have been approved and the authors are asked to produce full applications by May 1, 1997.

These are:

Novel Approaches for Investigating Pathogenicity, Antivirals and Diagnostic Methods in the Woodchuck Model of Hepatitis B - Dr. T. Michalak, Dr. M. Grant, Dr. K. Kao, Dr. W. H. Marshall

Interventions to Improve the Quality of Health Care Delivery in Newfoundland - Dr. P. Parfrey, Dr. B. Barrett, Dr. R. Foley

Seniors Applied Research Initiative - Dr. R. West, Dr. B. Bavington, Dr. S. Buehler, Dr. H. Strong, Dr. D. Duggan, Dr. L. Gien, Dr. V. Ribeiro, Dr. S. Solberg, Ms. M. Cahill, Ms. A. Crowley, Ms. Bernadette Doyle, Ms. Maureen Leat, Ms. Rosemary Lester, Mr. Leon Mills

A Comprehensive Analysis of Genetic Disease in Newfoundland - Dr. B. Younghusband, Dr. W. Davidson, Dr. J. Green, K. Hodgkinson, Dr. E. Ives, Dr. C. Prasad, Dr. E. Randell

We would like to thank all of those individuals who submitted letters of intent to this competition and encourage you to continue to develop strong research groups in the health sciences. We anticipate that the next deadline aimed at the March 1998 MRC funding cycle will be in July - August, 1997.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Pauline Cole
Research and Graduate Studies
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NF
A1B 3V6

This page was last updated November 1997

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