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Awards 2003-2004

Research and Investigations

A double blind placebo controlled randomized clinical trial of fluroxamine and sertraline in childhood autism. Vohra S, Balthazor M, Roberts W: Ontario Mental Health Foundation ($114,688 2000 - 2003)

A population based cohort study of incidence, health care utilizations and outcomes in children with stroke. deVeber GA, To T: Canadian Institute of Health Research($199,152 2002 - 2004)

A randomized double-blind trial on add-on flunarizine to prevent the cognitive deterioration associated with infantile spasms. Carmant L, Weiss SK: Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($410,000 2003 - 2006)

Application of novel ultrasound techniques for basic and translational research models. Redington A, Tein I, McNamara P, Kavanagh B, Bruneau B, Yeung R, Belik J: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Multi-user Equipment Grant ($184,355  2004)

Atypical absence epilepsy: GABA(B) receptor mediated mechanisms. Snead OC III, Cortez MA, Perez Velazquez JL:  Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($726,430  2003 - 2008)

Carnitine-responsive cardiomyopathy and the different-affinity carnitine transporters.  Tein I: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Grant-NA 4964 ($154,000 2002 - 2004)

Characterization of patients with childhood autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy. Vajsar J: The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation ($37,900 2000 - 2005)

Clinical trials for spinal muscular atrophy.  Iannaccone S, Vajsar J et al: National Institute of Health ($2,400,000 2004 - 2006)

Correction of Rett phenotype by exogenous gene delivery. Snead OC: Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($224,315 2002 - 2004)

Dean's Fund. Perez Velazquez JL: University of Toronto ($10,000 2001 - 2006)

 Developmental dyslexias:  Functional neuro-imaging and remediation. Démonet J-F, MJ Taylor MJ et al: Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale:  Neuropsychology (305,000 €, January 2002 - 2005)

Étude des corrélats neurophysiologiques impliqués dans le déficit émotionnel autistique. Taylor MJ, Rogé B : Fondation France Télécom (12,000 €, Sept. 2002 - 2003)

Gap junctional communication in absence epilepsy. Perez Velazquez JL:  Savoy Epilepsy Foundation ($23,175 2004 - 2005)

Genetic characterization of congenital muscular dystrophies. Brais B, Banwell B, Hawkins C, Vanasse M, Houde S, Bouchard JP, Mathieu J, Karpati G: The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada ($100,000 2003 - 2005)

Genetic epidemiology of autism:  Family and molecular studies. Szatmari P, Bryson S, Goldberg J, Patterson A, Mahoney W, Merette C, Roberts W, Zwaigenbaum L, Scherer S: Canadian Institute of Health Research ($725,000 2003 - 2008)

Genetic variation influencing visual-spatial and verbal memory in the general population. Barr C, Smith ML, Schachar R:   Psychiatry Endowment Fund, Hospital for Sick Children ($14,902  2002 - 2003)

Genetics of reading disabilities. Barr C, Humphries T, Lovett M, Tannock R Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($883,370  August 2002 – July 2007)

Health-related quality of life in children with epilepsy:  The first two years after diagnosis through parents’ eyes.  Nixon-Speechley K, Camfield C, Smith ML, Wiebe S, Zou G, Levin S:  Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($393,692 2003 - 2008) 

Identifying early markers of autism: A prospective study of infant siblings. Zwaigenbaum L, Roberts SW, Smith I, Szatmari P, Bryson S: Canadian Institute of Health Research ($331,650 2003 - 2006)

Impact of non-invasive ventilation on children and adolescents with neuromuscular conditions. MacLusky I, Katz S, Banwell B, Nicholas D, Vajsar J, Keilty-Lau K, Mitchell M, Boyd J, Anderson P, Balthazor M: The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation ($70,000 2002 - 2004)

Investigating the emergence of familial traits in autism. Zwaigenbaum L, Roberts W, Szatmari P, Brian J, Bryson S: National Alliance for Autism ($120,000 2003 - 2005)

Investigation of genetic factors in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Barr C, Malone M.  Canadian Institutes of Health Research  ($579,800 Oct 2002 – Sept 2005)

In vitro and in vivo models of recurrent seizures. Perez Velazquez JL:  Hospital for Sick Children, Seed Grant for Patient-Based Research ($21,698 2002 - 2004)

Is lipoprotein (a) a risk factor for recurrent ischemic stroke in children. deVeber GA, Chan AK, Connolly P: Canadian Stroke Network ($45,000 2003 - 2004)

Long-term outcome of pediatric epilepsy surgery. Smith ML, Elliott I, Lach L, Lowe A, McCleary L, Olds J, Whiting S:  Ontario Mental Health Foundation  ($116,574  2001 - 2003)

Medical education in child development. Roberts W: The Hunter Foundation ($415,000 1992 - 2004)

MEG correlates of linguistic processing at and below the word level in autism. Roberts T, Roberts W, Flagg E, Oram J: National Alliance of Autism Research ($169,284 2003 - 2005)

Melatonin for sleep induction:  Chloral hydrate versus melatonin, randomized controlled study. Weiss SK, Wassmer E, Otsubu H, Koren G, Chu B, Yves S: HSC Research Institute 2003 Seed Grant Competition ($11,430 2003 - 2004)

Mitochondrial encephalomyopathies - MELAS dichloroacetate trial. De Vivo DC, Tein I (External Medical Review and Advisory Committee): National Institutes of Health Grant (NICHD) ($1,144,125 1999 - 2004)

Mitochondrial porin as a target against neurodegeneration. Perez Velazquez JL:  Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Canadian Neurotrauma Research Programme ($282,500 2000 - 2005)

Molecular genetics and functional studies in Lafora's progressive myoclonus epilepsy. Minassian BA: Canadian Institute of Health Research ($866,680 2000 - 2005)

Murine knockout of 4-hydroxybutyrate aid. Snead OC, Gibson M: National Institutes of Health ($504,000 2000 - 2004)

Neural correlates of auditory processing in autism and language disorders. Roberts W, Oram J, Roberts T: Canadian Institute of Health Research, Postdoctoral Fellowship for Janis Oram ($80,000 2003 - 2005)

Neuroimaging. Snead, OC: Ontario Research Development Challenge Fund ($800,000 2001 - 2006)

New defects of polyamine metabolism. Hyland K, Tein I (Consultant): (NINDS National Institutes of Health Grant) ($869,535 2001 - 2004)

Phase synchronization in neural activity as a mechanism for network formation. Perez Velazquez, JL:  NSERC Discovery Grant ($142,880 2003 - 2007)

Research Fellowship Award (Dr. M. Frantseva). Snead OC: Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Fellowship Award ($38,500 2001 - 2004)

Role of the carnitine/organic cation transporters in the mammary gland and implications for the suckling infant.  Tein, Ingrid: Mead-Johnson Grant ($7,500 2003 - 2004)

Stroke Investigators Award "Research Scholar". deVeber  GA: Heart and Stroke Foundation ($260,000 2001 - 2006)

Sweep visual evoked potentials in children with infantile spasms taking vigabatrin or other anti-epileptic drugs.  Westall, C, Bega S, Buncic R, Weiss S, Snead C, Logan W: CHIR - Industry Sponsored Grant (Avantis Pharma) ($10,000 2004)

Teacher’s understanding and perceptions of ADHD. Wiener J, Malone M:  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Of Canada.   ($85,000 July 2002 - Sept 2005)

The Children's Stroke Project. deVeber GA: Anonymous Children's Foundation ($1,850,000 2001 - 2006)

The diagnosis and etiology of congenital diseases with muscle, eye, and brain abnormalities.  Vajsar J, Schachter H, Biggar D, Hawkins C: Physicians' Services Incorporated ($159,000 2003 - 2005)

The dynamics and control of the transition to seizure in rat epilepsy models. Perez Velazquez, JL: Savoy Epilepsy Foundation ($20,000 2002 - 2003)

The investigation of genetic factors in ADHD. Barr C, Ickowicz A, Kennedy J, Malone M, Roberts W, Schachar R, Tannock R: Canadian Institute for Health Research ($1,159,600 2002 - 2005)

The role of carnitine transporters in sperm motility and maturation and male fertility. Tein I, Librach C, Jarvis K: Physicians'  Services Incorporated  Foundation of Ontario Grant ($166,000 2003 - 2005)

The role of defective carnitine transport in male infertility.  Tein I: Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation of Ontario Grant, ($164,000 2001 - 2003)

Theme II, optimizing acute stroke care in Canada. Networks of Centres of Excellence, Canadian Government,  (no funds committed to G. deVeber). deVeber GA and 138 Canadian stroke researchers: Canadian Stroke Network ($4,700,000 2000 - 2007)

Towards the establishment of standards of practice and the initiation of multi-centre, multi-national clinical trials for neonates and children with stroke. deVeber  GA, Ashwal S, Ferriero D,  Ichord R,  Kirkham F, Lynch J,  OCallaghan F,  Pavlakis S,  Roach S,  Sebire G and Willan A: Child Neurology Society/Child Neurology Foundation Multicentre Clinical Research Grant ($118,102 2002 - 2004)

Training program in autism research. Fombonne E, Paterson A, Scherer S, Roberts W, Smith I, Moore C. et al: Canadian Institute Health Research, National Alliance for Autism Research, Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec. ($1,440,000 2003 - 2009)

Trouble de l’acquisition de la coordination: approche dynamique et neurophysiologique de la coordination et de l’apprentissage. Albaret J-M, Chaix Y, Soppelsa R, Taylor MJ, Zanone P-G:   Action Concertée Incitative: (70,000 €, June 2002 - 2004)

Unraveling the causitive defect in the x-linked myopathy with excessive autophagy. Minassian BA: Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Neuromuscular Research Partnership ($310,665 2003 - 2007)

Using event-related potentials (ERP) to characterize auditory processing deficits in autism spectrum disorders and Landau-Kleffner syndrome. Pang EW, Logan WJ, Roberts W: Cure Autism Now Foundation ($80,000 2002 - 2004)

Using event-related potentials (ERP) to characterize auditory processing deficits in children with autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy. Pang EW, Logan WJ, Roberts WS: Cure Autism Now Foundation ($78,940 2002 - 2004)

Virological and immunological features of pediatric multiple sclerosis. Banwell B, Bar-Or A, Krupp L: Wadsworth Foundation ($506,000 2002 - 2005)

Visual Function in infants and children treated with vigabatrin. Westall CA, Buncic JR, Snead OC III, Logan WJ: CIHR Rx & D and University-Industry Programs ($70,187 2001 - 2004)

Visual function in infants and children treated with vigabatrin. Snead, OC, Westall C, Logan W: CIHR ($300,000 2001 - 2004)

Working memory and inattention in children: A potential phenotype indicator of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Tannock R, Humphries T, Ickowicz A, Jain W, Hogg-Johnson S, Weiss M, Worling D:  Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($800,720)