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Awards 2004-2005

A population based cohort study of incidence, health care utilizations and outcomes in children with stroke.  deVeber GA, To T. Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($199,152, 2001-04).

A prospective study on the prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders and/or sleep disorders in children with epilepsy.  Part 2- Evaluation of children identified as autistic.  Roberts W, WeissSK, Clarke D, Roberts W, Snead OC.  The Hospital for Sick Children Neurology Research Fund ($20,000, 2004).

A randomized double-blind trial on add-on flunarizine to prevent the cognitive deterioration associated with infantile spasms.  Carmant L, Weiss S.  Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($410,000, 2003-06).

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).

Are executive dysfunctions in autism reflected in altered coordination dynamics of brain activity?  Perez Velazquez JL.  Hospital for Sick Children Foundation & Canadian Institutes of Health Research, New Investigator Award ($129,000, 2005-07).

Atypical absence epilepsy: GABAB receptor mediated mechanisms.  Snead OC, Perez Velazquez JL.  Canadian Institutes of Health Research($726430, 2003-07).

Carnitine-responsive cardiomyopathy and the different-affinity carnitine transporters.  Tein  I. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario  ($267,144, 2004-07).

Characterization of patients with childhood autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy.  Vajsar J. The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation ($37,900, 2000-05).

Clinical trials for spinal muscular atrophy.  Iannaccone S, Vajsar J et al. National Institutes of Health ($2,400,000, 2003 -06).

Correction of Rett phenotype by exogenous gene delivery.  SneadOC. Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($224,315, 2002-04).

Dean’s Fund.  Perez Velazquez JL. University of Toronto($10,000, 2001-06).

Developmental dyslexias.  Neuropsychology, functional neuro-imaging and remediation.  Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale: Démonet J-F, Taylor MJ et al. (305,000 €, January 2002-05).

Dynamic brain patterns in neocortical areas during interpersonal transactions.  Perez Velazquez JL.  Bial Foundation (45,000 euros, 2005-07).

Evaluating research-based early intervention for children at risk for reading and academic failure.  Lovett MW, DePalma M, Frijters JC. Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO ($148,500, 2005-07).

Gap junctional communication in absence epilepsy.  Perez Velazquez JL:  Savoy Epilepsy Foundation ($23,175, 2004-05).

Generation and characterization of mice with isoform-specific Mecp2 deficiency.  Minassian BA. Rett Syndrome Research Foundation ($121,170, 2004-06).

Genetics of reading disabilities. Barr C, Humphries T, Lovett M, Tannock R.  Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($883,370, 2002-07).

Health-related quality of life in children with epilepsy: The first two years through parents’ eyes.  Ronen G, Speechley KN, Camfield CS, Smith ML, Wiebe S, Levin S, Zou G.  Canadian Pediatric Epilepsy Network, Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($393,000, 2004) site participant.

HEIDI: Healthcare equity for intellectually disabled individuals.  Holden JJA, Benser FP, Yu  DCT, Morin D, MacGregor DL. Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($100,000, 2003-04).

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, 2002-04).

International pediatric stroke study, Phase II.  deVeber G. Canadian Stroke Network ($76,000, 2005-07).

Is lipoprotein (a) a risk factor for recurrent ischemic stroke in children?  deVeber GA, Chan AK, Connolly P. Canadian Stroke Network ($45,000, 2003-04).

Katherine Chan, Phd Student. Snead OC. Restracomp Awards ($20,000, 2005-06).

Mitochondrial porin as a target against neurodegeneration.  Perez Velazquez JL.  Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Canadian Neurotrauma Research Programme ($282,500, 2000-05).

Molecular genetics and functional studies in Lafora's progressive myoclonus epilepsy.  Minassian BA, Scherer SW. Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($866,680, 2000-05).

Ms. Gein Wong, PhD Student.  Snead OC. Heart and Stroke Fellowship ($20,000, 2002-04).

Multi-site pediatric network for fMRI mapping in childhood epilepsy.  Gaillard WD, Duchowny M,  Bernal B, Donner E, Trevathan E, Zempel J, Flamini R, Nordi D, Wylie E, Lachhwani D, Dlugos D, Cross H, Simon Harvey A.  American Epilepsy Society ($60,000, 2005-07).

Murine knockout model of 4-hydroxybutyric.  Snead OC.  National Institutes of  Health ($126,599, 1999-04).

Murine succinate semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency: An epileptic disorder with elevated CNS GABA.  Snead OC. Epilepsy Foundation/Partnership for Pediatric Epilepsy Research ($100,000, 2003-06).

Neuroimaging.  Snead OC. Ontario Research Development Challenge Fund ($800,000, 2001-06).

Reading comprehensionof adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities. Wiener J, Humphries T, Malone M, Tannock R.  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ($143,877, 2005-08).

Optimizing primary stroke prevention in children with sickle cell anemia (STOP II).  Olivieri N, MacGregor DL. National Institutes of Health ($195,951, 2000-05).

Phase synchronization in neural activity as a mechanism for network formation.PerezVelazquez JL.  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant ($142,880, 2003-07).

Prospective study of the clinical epidemiology, pathology, and neuroimaging features of Canadian children with clinically isolated demyelinating syndromes.  Banwell B, Bar-Or A, Sadovnick D, Arnold D. Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation ($4,300,000, 2004-09).

Rett Syndrome Research Donation. Minassian B. The White Family ($110,000, 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, 2003-04).

Role of the carnitine/organic cation transporters in the mammary gland and implications for the suckling infant.  Tein  I. Mead-Johnson Grant ($8,500, 2004-05).

Self perception, behavioural attributions and perceptions of social relationships of adolecents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities. Wiener J, Humphries T, Malone M, Tannock R.  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ($143,877, 2005-08).

Stroke Investigators Award "Research Scholar".  deVeber  GA. Heart and Stroke Foundation ($260,000, 2001-06).

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. Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Industry Sponsored Grant (Avantis Pharma) ($10,000, 2004).

The Children's Stroke Project.  deVeber GA. Anonymous Children's Foundation ($1,850,000, 2001-06).

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, 2003-05).

The role of carnitine transporters in sperm motility and maturation and male fertility.  Tein  I, Librach C, Jarvi K. Physicians'  Services Incorporated  Foundation of Ontario ($166,000, 2003-05).

The T265Dn mice model.  Cortez MA.  Hospital For Sick Children Foundation ($5,000, 2005-06).

Toward the correction of Rett-like behavior in MeCP2-deficient mice by exogenous gene delivery.  Snead OC. Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($117,137, 2004-09).

Towards the Development of Pediatric Stroke RCTs.  deVeber G. National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke ($96,000, 2004).

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 ($118,102, 2002-04).

Treatment of developmental reading disabilities.  Morris R, Lovett MW, Wolf M.  National Institute of Health and Human Development ($5,610,656, 2001-06).

Unraveling the causative defect in the X-linked myopathy with excessive autophagy.  Minassian BA. Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Neuromuscular Research Partnership ($310,665 2003-07).

Visual function in infants and children treated with vigabatrin.  Snead OC, Westall C, Logan W. Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($300,000, 2001-04).