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2017

Exercise aids in treating illnesses
Written by Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2017) Less than five ...

Getting a knee up on injury
By Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2017) Photographed by Ewan ...

Building support for an injury-prone joint
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2017) Illustrated by Steven ...

May AbSPORU update
Understanding the research priorities of parents of children from conception to 24 months of ...

Funding opportunity for Alberta SMEs with a cancer focus
If so, Alberta Innovates, DynaLIFE MEDICAL LABS and the Alberta Cancer Foundation are ...

April AbSPORU update
AbSPORU: Helping researchers get funding through Letters of Support AbSPORU provides services ...

Calgary team wins $100,000 prize for software product that converts wearable device information into useful health risk information
Based in Calgary, Vivametrica’s winning bid was for analysis software that converts digital ...

Alberta Precision Health Initiative Development Grant awardees – March 2017
Alberta Innovates and Genome Alberta are pleased to announce the results of the Alberta ...

March AbSPORU update
BedMed Initiative shows changing role of patient in collaborative research A simple question is ...

The fruit and vegetable deficit
By Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2017) Photographed by Mirror ...

New research is changing how surgical patients eat—and heal
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2017) Illustrated by Jori ...

February AbSPORU update
The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit is getting ready for Summer Institute 2017, taking place June ...

Competition Results: January 2017 Community Engagement and Conference Grant
The Community Engagement and Conference Grant is designed to support activities that centre ...

Health Research Ethics Board – Call for Committee Members
Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta – Call for Committee Members The Health Research ...

Alberta government funding announcement – Alberta Transplant Innovation Fund
Introduction In partnership with Astellas Pharma Canada Inc. (Astellas), the University ...

AbSPORU awards graduate studentships in patient-oriented research and more
AbSPORU awards graduate studentships in patient-oriented research For a second year in a row, ...

Interested in the research ethics and the rights and welfare of research participants?
The Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta is recruiting members with expertise in research ...

Alberta Innovates formally launches November 1
On January 19, 2017, Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, announced ...

Results Announcement for the 2016 Postgraduate Fellowship Competition
We are pleased to announce the results of the October 2016 Alberta Postgraduate ...

Just Press record and away you go
“Just press record and away you go!” Those were the instructions given to me on the day I was ...

Twelve weeks working at CBC Radio Active
As a 2016 recipient of the Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Media Fellowship, I spent ...

An experience unlike any other
It was an honor to be chosen as the recipient of this year’s AIHS Media Fellowship at CBC Radio ...

Once in a lifetime experience
The Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) Media Fellowship is a once in a lifetime ...


2016

Alberta Innovates annual impact report: health 2015-2016
On November 1, 2016, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions joined with the other ...

December AbSPORU update
Happy holidays from the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) would ...

Results announcement for Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship competition
We are pleased to announce the results of the October 2016 Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship ...

Improving care through e-medicine
By Debby Waldman with files from Jon Hagan (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Winter ...

Helping people in poverty
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Winter 2016) Photograph by Michael ...

On the move with MS
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Winter 2016) Illustrated by Jori ...

Competition Results
October 2016 Community Engagement and Conference Grant The Community Engagement and Conference ...

AbSPORU November update
Newsletter survey extended to December 31 – congratulations to winners! Thank you to ...

Using Veterans’ voices to strengthen PTSD research
When Lorraine Smith-MacDonald began her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research she ...

New funding program brings graduates together with Alberta companies
Alberta Innovates (formerly Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions) is pleased to announce ...

Upcoming funding opportunity for Precision Health
Alberta Precision Health Initiative (APHI) Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions and ...

Bringing a patient voice to AbSPORU and other news
Newsletter Survey – We want to hear from you! We would like to hear what you think about our ...

Working together means better health for vulnerable people
A ground-breaking collaboration called the IMPACT 5/65 project is providing funding and ...

How do we improve mental health services for Canadians?
In 2009-10, approximately five million Canadians aged one year and older received health ...

Alberta’s Applied Virology Institute
Viruses are a complicated bunch. Much smaller than bacteria, viruses require a host cell to ...

Testing new technologies for better care
Mention “diabetes” and most people think of restricted diets. But for many diabetics, among ...

Accelerating Innovation into Care: ‘AICEing’ it the Alberta way
Accelerating Innovations into Care (AICE) is the newest funding opportunity offered by Alberta ...

Working together to get the best health technologies into our health system
Every Canadian, at one point or another in their lives, will use the health system. For the ...

AbSPORU Data Platform: Speeding up access to data
Data is seen as the lifeblood for some researchers. So reducing access to Alberta ...

The future of research in Alberta is in good hands
Each year the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation celebrates and ...

Making the everyday normal again
For most of us, completing an everyday activity without thinking about it happens many times ...

Ethical Agenda
By Dawn Smith (originally appeared in Leap Magazine, Fall 2017) Hundreds of clinical and ...

Competition Results
July 2016 Community Engagement and Conference Grant The Community Engagement and Conference ...

AbSPORU Update – August Edition
AIHS Consolidates with other Innovates Corporations You may be aware that Alberta Innovates – ...

The war on viruses
Written by Caitlin Crawshaw, illustrations by Carl Wiens (originally appeared in Apple ...

A new approach to addiction care
Written by Caitlin Crawshaw, photographed by Ian Jackson (originally appeared in Apple ...

Depression during pregnancy
Written by Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine, Fall 2016) Depression ...

Understanding what makes kids resilient
Written by Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine, Fall 2016) When fires ...

Erasing stigma
Written by Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine, Fall 2016) As an undergraduate ...

Shining a light on the darkness
Written by Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine, Fall 2016) Childhood is ...

CIHR announces members of its new Institutes Advisory Boards
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced the names of the members of ...

Summer research program continues to enrich high-school students’ scientific curiosity
The Heritage Youth Researcher Summer Program helps grade 11 students broaden their experience ...

Studentships help make patients the focus of care
Marta Shaw always knew that patients should be involved in research and in their own ...

Helping Albertans rebuild in Fort McMurray and beyond
Wildfires like the ones that swept through Fort McMurray and Northern Alberta in May 2016 can ...

New blood test predicts women at risk for pre-term birth
An Alberta-led team of researchers has developed a blood test to identify pregnant women at ...

Levelling the playing field
Dr. Dean Eurich According to a 2011 Public Health Agency of Canada report, rates of diabetes in ...

Alberta SPOR Studentship in Patient-Oriented Research Available
First-year Master’s or PhD students have until October 3 to apply for Alberta SPOR Graduate ...

Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit call for letters of Interest – Steering Committee Patient Members
The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Steering Committee is looking for expressions of interest from ...

Recently published in BioMed Central
AIHS Chief Executive Officer (Interim) Pam Valentine and Kathryn Graham, Executive Director of ...

AIHS Announces Results of April 2016 Training & Early Career Development Competitions
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is pleased to announce the results of the April ...

Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) March 2016 Results
We are pleased to announce the results of the March 2016 Partnership for Research and ...

Can technology silence a silent killer?
Often referred to as a silent killer because it doesn’t exhibit any warning signs, high blood ...

Targeting cancer in real time
Radiation has been an accepted therapy for cancer treatments for decades.  But getting an ...

AIHS Health Research New Investigator Award
NOTICE: The September 2016 competition for the AIHS Health Research New Investigator Award ...

Measuring our “bang for research bucks”
How do we know if our investments in research and innovation are successful? By learning how to ...

Results of the April 2016 Community Engagement and Conference Grant Competition
We are pleased to announce the results of the Community Engagement and Conference Grant ...

Best foot forward
Written by Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine, Summer 2016) Imagine having so ...

The war on zika
Written by Caitlin Crawshaw, illustrations by Carl Wiens (originally appeared in Apple ...

Alberta Innovates is continuing a legacy of innovation in health, energy, environment and technology research
Written by Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine Summer 2016) Alberta Innovates ...

Wiping out the fear
Written by Rob Alexander (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2016) Flashbacks, ...

Summer Institute Special Edition
Patient-oriented event delivers on theme of connecting, engaging & capacity-building The ...

Studentship helps researcher gain a patient perspective
Chelsia Gillis’s main research goal is to get patients feeling better sooner. “My research aims ...

Preventing the preventable
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a medical diagnosis for a range of physical, ...

The RIPPLE effect
According to Canadian statistics, childhood obesity has increased nearly three times over the ...

International Clinical Trials Day
The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC)—managed by Alberta Innovates – Health ...

Dr. Pamela Valentine named chair of new CIHR advisory board.
We would like to congratulate our CEO (interim) Dr. Pamela Valentine on her appointment as ...

Made-in-Alberta urine test for colon cancer signs major distribution deal in the US
Colorectal cancer is highly treatable when caught early. But the disease is currently the ...

A test for targeting colonoscopies? Yes please.
This story originally appeared in Health Solutions magazine 2013. By Andrea Anderson; photos by ...

Getting to the heart of better cancer therapies
Cancer drugs are powerful – as they kill cancer cells, they can have many side-effects. ...

To vaccinate or not?
There are many reasons parents don’t vaccinate. One of the common reasons many parents hesitate ...

A new way to drive research and accelerate innovation in Alberta
Alberta has a new way to drive research and accelerate great ideas into innovations to improve ...

Team wins $100,000 prize for “life-like” bone model for surgical training
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) would like to congratulate Ammolite ...

Knowledge Translation Platform: Open for Services
Alberta-based health science researchers who have research projects that involve knowledge ...

National Health Ethics Week, April 4 – 10, 2016
What is National Health Ethics Week? National Health Ethics Week is a time set aside for health ...

Conference explores patient-oriented research
For Sara Davison, a nephrologist and professor in the University of Alberta’s Department of ...

AIHS Announces Results of the December 2015 CPRO Full Application Competition
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is pleased to announce the results of the December 2015 ...

MITACS – Canadian Science Policy Fellowship
Overview In collaboration with the academic research and policy communities, Mitacs is ...

AIHS Announces Results of the January 2016 Community Engagement and Conference Grant Competition
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is pleased to announce the results of the Community ...

From early birth to old age
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2016) When it comes to ...

Transforming care
By Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2016) It used to be hospital ...

Driving research to health
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2016) As the saying ...

Data Saves Lives
For a health researcher like Dr. Hude Quan, data is like food – you can’t live without it. It ...

Thinking outside the box to help Aboriginal communities fight drug addiction
(Adapted from U of L News Release, Jan. 19, 2016) A recent study led by Dr. Cheryl Currie and ...

SPOR has a new visual identity!
The Alberta SPOR Support Unit has a new visual identity as you can see in this SPOR Update. ...

Improving the odds for patients with brain cancer
By Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2016) In May 2012, after ...

AIHS researchers are helping to address global concern: Zika virus
Months before the recent Zika outbreak, Dr. Tom Hobman and his team of researchers have been ...

Looking for a summer job?
Put your knowledge of medical research or science to work this summer with our 12-week summer ...

Giving research a patient focus
After many years as a nurse in Calgary, Meredith Brockway knows first-hand how important it is ...

AIHS launches Health Research New Investigator award
We are pleased to announce the launch of the AIHS Health Research New Investigator award,* ...

Helping preemies and parents get the best start
Researchers from three Canadian universities are collaborating to figure out how to get preterm ...

Ensuring more Albertans never miss a beat
Luckily, this mother of a two-year-old daughter was resuscitated. She eventually recovered from ...


2015

Happy Holidays from the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit
Happy Holidays from the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) would ...

AIHS Announces Results of Postgraduate Fellowship Competition
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is pleased to announce the results of the October 2015 ...

AIHS Announces Results of the October 2015 Community Engagement and Conference Grant Competition
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is pleased to announce the results of the Community ...

Graduate studentships in patient-oriented research spark student interest
Graduate Studentships in Patient-Oriented Research Spark Student Interest On October 1, 2015, ...

Removing the hurdles to care
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Winter 2015) Even those mindful of ...

Rhodes Speaker Series Report Released
On November 5, 2015 The Rhodes Speaker Series featured Neil D. Fraser. View the report from ...

Taking the Fight Out of Cancer Cells
Dr. Matthew Benesch, a trainee scientist and third-year medical student, has made a discovery ...

Weight loss and your brain
University of Alberta researcher Dr. Bill Colmers wants to understand why it’s so hard for some ...

Public participation in ethics review – protecting the public
Health research is always underway in Alberta. From experimental cancer drugs and devices that ...

A breakthrough in acute stroke treatment
By Janet Harvey (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2015) Basma Kholoussi ...

Eliminating barriers for people with chronic diseases
By Rob Alexander (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2015) As a doctor, Marcello ...

Healing the body—with the body
By Debbie Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Winter 2015) The skin you’re in ...

In praise of rural life
By Debbie Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Winter 2015) Graduate student Marc ...

Using better information to give children better asthma treatment
By Debbie Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Winter 2015) Matthew Green was ...

Learning how to recover from disaster
By Rob Alexander (originally appeared in Apple Magazine, Winter 2015) The Alberta Resilient ...

Stomping out infections in hospitals
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Winter 2015) Research on how ...

AIHS funded researchers inducted into the Royal Society of Canada
Congratulations to Dr. James (Jay) Cross and Dr. Shannon Scott on their recent induction into ...

Ensuring Albertans receive the best rectal cancer care
“We need to come up with a map and say, this is the journey patients will take,” says Dr. Todd ...

Ensuring Albertans receive the best rectal cancer care
“We need to come up with a map and say, this is the journey patients will take,” says Dr. Todd ...

When routine becomes anything but…
Ten years ago, Tanis Herback had routine surgery to remove a mole the size of quarter from her ...

How do emergency rooms deal with children with mental illness?
Recent projections suggest that this will increase to 50 percent by the year 2020. Many ...

Battling deadly infections
Rachel Sutherland and her daughter know too well the dangers of infections and the need for ...

Alberta/Novartis Translational Research Fund
Alberta Innovates – Health SOlutions (AIHS), in partnership with Novartis Pharmaceuticals ...

Alberta & 3M Canada partner to create new opportunities for healthcare innovation, diversification
The collaboration between the Government of Alberta, 3M Canada and the University of Calgary is ...

What does international scientific collaboration look like?
Contest closes November 2, 2015 at 12:00 EST Can you creatively communicate your research with ...

The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit: Open for business
Since my last update, the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit has seen big changes! With leaders secured ...

Shedding light on childhood mental illness
According to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research 70 percent of mental disorders first ...

Finding new homes for great educational programs
Over the last ten years, AIHS has had the privilege of developing educational and outreach ...

AIHS Announces Results of the July 2015 Community Engagement and Conference Grant Competition
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is pleased to announce the results of the Community ...

AIHS Announces Results of the August 2015 Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity – Letter of Intent
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is pleased to announce the results of the CPRO Letter of ...

AIHS supports highly skilled young people
AIHS is proud to support the development of highly skilled people through our many trainee ...

Bridge Builder
By the time many of Maxi Miciak’s patients came to her for physical therapy they were ...

Predicting cancer survival
One of the biggest hurdles cancer patients face is weight loss. The amount of muscle a patient ...

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting applications that address specific challenges
For details and application instructions, please visit the new Grand Challenges website. Grand ...

Swimming in a sea of data with Researchfish
Increasingly these are questions that Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS), health ...

Making diabetes a thing of the past
Treating this debilitating condition ranges from daily insulin injections to life-altering ...

Exploring the link between weight gain and fibre
By Caitlyn Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Fall 2015) An apple a day keeps ...

A brighter future for children with bowel disease
By Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Fall 2015) Inflammatory bowel disease ...

A gift of life
By Janet Harvey (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Fall 2015) We look at how Alberta ...

Researching from a new angle
By Jon Hagan (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Fall 2015) For Marty Enokson, living with ...

Elder-friendly surgical unit to get seniors home sooner
AIHS-funded researcher Dr. Rachel Khadaroo and her team are working to develop better care that ...

Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta – Call for committee members
Are you interested in playing a role in research ethics in Alberta? The HREBA – Cancer ...

SCN™/MEDEC Workshop: Partnering for Health System Innovation in Alberta
On June 24, 2015, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions and partners brought the province’s ...

Easing the strain on Alberta’s ICUs
Experts worry that the increased demand for intensive care unit (ICU) beds may not be met ...

Ensuring Albertans receive the best rectal cancer care
Alberta’s cancer surgeons have embarked on an ambitious plan to develop a system to provide ...

Delivering surgical care sooner, safer and smarter
An Alberta research project has shown great promise at Edmonton and Calgary hospitals.  ...

Delivering surgical care sooner, safer and smarter
An Alberta research project has shown great promise at Edmonton and Calgary hospitals.  ...

Advisory panel on health care innovation
The Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation released its report Unleashing Innovation: ...

What is the future of Canada’s health system?
Hear what Canadian health leaders had to say about the future of Canada’s health system and ...

Matching health care innovations to health system needs
Managing complex diseases such as kidney failure, diabetes or respiratory conditions requires ...

Putting the “P” in research
The phrase “patient-oriented research” seems at first glance like stating the obvious. After ...

New Community Engagement and Conference Grant
The promotion and awareness of science, research and innovation has many impacts within the ...

New PRIHS Funding Opportunity
In Canada, providing high quality care with limited resources is a continual challenge – one ...

Finding strength in community
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2015) Nearly a decade ago, ...

In Memoriam: Cyril (Cy) B. Frank
 By Nancy Whelan (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2015) Dr. Frank was a true ...

Aboriginal Students Study Food At The Cellular Level
By Janet Harvey (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2015) Protein, fruit and ...

A personal approach to engaging patients
Dr. Vandall–Walker graduated from the BScN program at the University of Windsor in the early ...

Funding memorializes Alberta health leader
To highlight the tremendous contributions our late President and CEO, Dr. Cy Frank made to our ...

New Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity
Current research shows that about half of cancers can be prevented through healthy lifestyle ...

Cy Frank Fellowship in Impact Assessment
Want to understand the interaction between research, policy and practice? Want to be part of ...

Alberta Partnership Opportunity for CIHR e-HIPP Registrants
Are you registered to apply to the CIHR eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (eHIPP)? ...

CT use in the emergency room
Every day, emergency doctors across Alberta decide which patient urgently needs diagnostic ...

ACRC Executive Committee Renews Letter of Commitment
The Executive Committee Renews Letter of Commitment: Clinical health research contributes to ...

Working towards better outcomes for patients with severe obesity
Obesity researcher Dr. Mary Forhan has a vision of what the care of people with obesity should ...

AIHS announces results of the February 2015 Summer Studentships
In February 2015, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) received 460 applications ...

Working to support basic research
To support AIHS’s role in the broader health environment, the organization’s late president and ...

AIHS announces results of the February 2015 Alberta/Novartis Translational Research Fund Opportunity – letter of intent
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) in partnership with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada ...

AIHS: moving forward
The sudden passing of Dr. Cy Frank, AIHS’s visionary president and CEO, on March 5 was a ...

ACRC Executive Committee Releases Training Recommendations for Alberta’s Clinical (Health) Research Community
ACRC Executive Committee Recommends Training Opportunities and Endorses CITI-Canada ...

Important Updates to the CITI-Canada Training Program
CITI-Canada Update CITI-Canada is an online clinical research training program that ...

For the kids
Looking at three projects underway in the province. By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in ...

Taking the bite out of oral cancer
By Janet Harvey (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2015) After being diagnosed ...

Unravelling obesity
By Scott Rollans (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2015) Obesity is one of the ...

Focusing on abilities
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2015) When Tamara Germani ...

Taking the bite out of oral cancer
By Janet Harvey (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2015) After being diagnosed ...

Busting through an asthma barrier
Written by Janet Harvey (originally appeared in Apple Magazine, Spring 2015) Every year, some ...

In memory of Dr. Cy Frank
Cyril (Cy) B. Frank, C.M., MD, FRCSC August 3, 1949 – March 5, 2015 The board and staff at ...

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions mourns the loss of President and CEO, Cy Frank
Dear Colleagues, It is with profound shock and sadness that I inform you that Cy Frank passed ...

Science Communications 2015
The Banff Science Communications program is an immersive residency program. The days are full ...

AIHS announces the results of the 2014 Knowledge-to-Action Grant Competition
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is pleased to announce that the results of the 2014 ...

Canadian stroke trial delivers dramatically improved patient outcomes
Results from an international trial promise to revolutionize stroke care with a new ...

Elder-Friendly Approaches to the Surgical Environment
By Connie Bryson and AIHS staff As our population ages, there is a larger number of elderly ...

Cellular CONNECTIONS
By Omar Mouallem (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Winter 2014) Dr. Lynne Postovit made ...

2015 CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Awards
The deadline to apply for CIHR IHSPR awards is February 13, 2015. Submissions are closed for ...

Research in action through partnerships
The federal funding provided through Western Economic Diversification (WD) Canada was matched ...


2014

AIHS Announces Results of Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) Competition
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is pleased to announce the results of the Partnership for ...

AIHS Announces Results of Postgraduate Fellowship Competition
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is delighted to announce the results of the October ...

Removing the hurdles to care
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Winter 2015) Even those mindful of ...

CIHR announces 2014 Applied Public Health Chairs
CIHR is pleased to announce the 2014 Applied Public Health Chair (APHC) recipients. The program ...

Provincial partnership contributes to federal CAIP funding
Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose was joined by AIHS President and CEO Dr. Cy Frank; TEC ...

Health Policy Speaker Series featuring John Gabbay and Andrée le May
The video for Health Policy Speaker Series featuring John Gabbay and Andrée le May is available ...

My Summer as an AIHS Media Fellow with CBC Radio Calgary
Photo and story by Chelsea Matisz, 2014 recipient of an AIHS Media Fellowship with CBC Radio ...

New and Upcoming Funding Opportunities at AIHS
I am delighted to announce several funding opportunities for health research and innovation ...

Eureka moments in research
By Connie Bryson (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2014) Eureka is Greek ...

New Canada Research Chair
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions would like to congratulate Dr. Dean Eurich on being named ...

Prevent cancer—with your feet
By Connie Bryson (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Fall 2014) “The benefit is even ...

Prevent cancer—with your feet
By Connie Bryson (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Fall 2014) “The benefit is even ...

July 2014 Conference Grants – successful applications
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is pleased to announce the successful applications ...

Learning to translate scientific knowledge for the public
Photo and story by Alexandra Dixon, 2014 recipient of an AIHS Media Fellowship with CBC Radio ...

2014 CIHR Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions would like to congratulate Dr. Tom Noseworthy on ...

A new approach to better back care
SpineAccess Alberta is a three-year project to create and test a new way to care for back pain. ...

Alberta’s SPOR SUPPORT Unit Leads
The SPOR SUPPORT Unit Steering Committee is pleased to announce Leads for Alberta’s SPOR ...

Alberta’s SPOR SUPPORT Unit funding; Platform Leads
A quick note to update everyone on the progress we’re making in bringing Alberta’s SPOR SUPPORT ...

AIHS President and CEO Dr. Cy Frank named Member of the Order of Canada
Our President and CEO, Dr. Cy Frank, joined 82 other leading Canadians in being named to the ...

AIHS announces results of Graduate Studentships and Clinician Researcher Training Competitions
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions is delighted to announce the results of the April 2014 ...

AIHS President and CEO Dr. Cy Frank appointed to new federal health care innovation panel
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions’ President and CEO Cy Frank, MD, was appointed ...

Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples: Implementation Research Team Grants – Component 1
Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples (Pathways) is a CIHR Signature Initiative with ...

Pets can be the perfect therapist
By Greg Harris (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2014) One of the top ...

More than purely physical—discovering how chronic illness can change mental health
By Connie Bryson (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2014) Sometimes, the ...

AIHS announces results of the March 2014 Visiting Scientist Competition
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is pleased to announce the successful application ...

AIHS Announces Results of the April 2014 PRIHS LOI Competition
We are pleased to announce the results of the letter of intent (LOI) reviews for the April 2014 ...

Talking science on the Reserve
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) offers free science workshops to First Nation ...

AIHS Announces Translational Health Chair, Cheryl Currie
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is delighted to announce that Cheryl Currie, PhD, ...

Coming Soon: One ethics review for health research in Alberta
The partners of Alberta’s Health Research Ethics Harmonization (HREH) initiative have signed a ...

AIHS Announces Translational Health Chair, Nicholas Ashbolt
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is delighted to announce that Nicholas Ashbolt, ...

AIHS Announces the results of the 2013 Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities (CRIO) Team competition
These new CRIO Team activities address provincial health priorities and focus on promoting ...

Extra weight can lead to being extra tired
Most people know that carrying extra weight can lead to diabetes or aching joints. Fewer know ...

Study looks at women’s weight gain during pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time to nourish yourself and your growing baby—but research shows that gaining ...

Generous Albertans help fund health research
Each year, Albertans give millions of dollars to research projects in the province. Their ...

Smoothing the research road in Alberta
By Scott Rollans (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2014) For researchers, ...

Why we research
By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Spring 2014) As Caitlin ...

25 Hotbed of health-care innovation
Connie Bryson looks at 25 groundbreaking innovations developed in our province 1 Cardiac ...

New partnership to enhance brain research in Alberta
An evolving partnership between the University of Lethbridge, Alberta Innovates – Health ...

Out of the darkness
Once he hit his teens, Mark Huyser-Wierenga knew there was something wrong with his eyes. When ...

Alberta’s SPOR SUPPORT Unit business plan approved
On January 23, 2014 AIHS received official notice from the Canadian Institutes of Health ...

AIHS announces the results of PRIHS and Alberta/Pfizer competitions
We are pleased to announce the following competition results: September 2013 PRIHS Competition ...

Message from our COO January 7, 2014 – ethics harmonization in Alberta
Dear Colleagues, Alberta’s Health Research Ethics Harmonization (HREH) initiative is making ...


2013

HIA-Designated REBs Reduced to Three and Full Reciprocity on its Way
The partners of Alberta’s Health Research Ethics Harmonization (HREH) initiative are close to ...

Launch of Alberta’s SPOR SUPPORT Unit
On November 8, federal Health minister Rona Ambrose, Alberta Health minister Fred Horne, CIHR ...

Message from our CEO November 8, 2013–Launch of Alberta’s SPOR SUPPORT Unit
Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to pass on the very good news that Alberta is the first ...

Cancer research in Alberta
AIHS is pleased to announce the following: 1. New three year funding agreement for the ACPLF ...

Avoiding one of the complications of spinal cord injury
It had been a fantastic motorcycle trip through Utah—until that one corner in Goshen Canyon. On ...

On Being a Reporter
Each summer, AIHS offers fellowships to provide students with an opportunity to work in ...

Introducing SPOR
I’m delighted to take on the administrative lead for the SPOR SUPPORT Unit in Alberta. It is an ...

Message from our CEO September 18, 2013– summary of SCN Research Connections conference and AIHS funding activity
I am delighted to share with you the considerable progress Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions ...

AIHS Announces November 2013 Knowledge-to-Action (KTA) Grant Competition
AIHS Announces November 2013 Knowledge-to-Action (KTA) Grant Competition I am pleased to ...

AIHS Announces October 2013 Postgraduate Fellowship Competition
AIHS Announces October 2013 Postgraduate Fellowship Competition Building on the success and ...

Information Session (Re-Scheduled) – Alberta/Pfizer Translational Research Fund Opportunity Competition
Information Session (Re-Scheduled) – Alberta/Pfizer Translational Research Fund Opportunity ...

Message from our COO June 18, 2013–Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) competition launched
AIHS Announces the 2013 Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) ...

Message from our COO June 7, 2013–Announcing Alberta/Pfizer Translational Research Fund competition
AIHS Announces 2013 Alberta/Pfizer Translational Research Fund Opportunity Competition Building ...

Message from our COO May 24, 2013–Health Policy Speakers Series launches
Health Policy Speaker series presents: Alberta’s Direction for a Sustainable Health ...

Message from our CEO April 16, 2013–introducing Dr. Cy Frank
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Friends, I am honoured and delighted to be at the helm of Alberta ...

The clot challengers
A University of Alberta team is looking for ways to predict and prevent a serious complication ...

COOL TOOLS: Lab in a box
It’s not a Star Trek tricorder, but it comes close. Aquila Diagnostics Systems Inc. of Edmonton ...

Alberta research sheds light on genetic heart disease
Thirty-seven years ago, 14-year-old Belinda Coffin (now Belinda Osborne), waved goodbye to her ...

Preterm birth
Preterm birth (when babies are born before 37 weeks of pregnancy) is a key health concern ...

Better vaccines
Respiratory diseases are a major cause of illness and death in children, and public health ...

Taking care of our future
Children are our future. The statement may be cliché, but it’s also absolutely true. The health ...

Making their mark in the media
Rachel Singer and Brittany Logan each spent a few months working with CBC Radio, where they ...

AIHS Mandated to Expand Harmonization Efforts
On February 20, 2013, the Deputy Ministers of Health, and of Enterprise and Advanced Education ...

A vision for the future
Choroideremia starts innocently enough by hampering a boy’s ability to see in the dark. ...

Health Research Ethics Harmonization Announcement
On February 20, 2013, the Deputy Ministers of Health, and of Enterprise and Advanced Education ...

Cool tools: Walking to the beat
When you think about the equipment a researcher may use, do you think about lab objects like ...

Holding on to hope
When breast cancer survivor Cecile Comeau found out her cancer had returned, she steeled ...

Food for thought
It’s a familiar refrain many health-conscious people take to heart: “You are what you eat.” ...

New training option helps graduate students deal with employment reality
What do you plan to do with your degree? That question, as well-meaning as it may be, can ...

The birth of blood vessels
The latest statistics show that Alberta has the most preterm births in the country. In ...

Mind mapping
The Canadian Dementia Action Network estimates that there are currently 500,000 people in ...

Holding on to hope
When breast cancer survivor Cecile Comeau found out her cancer had returned, she steeled ...


2012

Helping people move again
It was once thought that damage to the nervous system was permanent and irreversible. But the ...

COOL TOOLS: Best foot forward
One of the main problems for people with peripheral neuropathy is numb feet. They often stand ...

The Secret Lives of Chondrocytes
For scientists, the special joy of doing science comes in those rare moments of discovery. ...

The Cure for Everything!
Professor Tim Caulfield’s new book debunks common health myths about diet, exercise, and ...

Timing is everything
On television hospital dramas, even the sickest patient can be saved by a quick-thinking ...

Women’s Health
No one would dispute that men and women are different. But when it comes to health, how ...

The buzz about fruit flies
Mutant flies. It may sound like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but in fact ...

What is peripheral polyneuropathy?
Peripheral nerves act as the body’s communications system. These nerves, which link the spinal ...

Incidence of inflammatory bowel disease is on the rise worldwide
A study by AIHS-funded Dr. Gil Kaplan and his colleagues has shown that the incidence of ...

Canadian “dream team” to tackle deadly brain cancer
(Calgary, Alberta) June 05, 2012…They are a “dream team” composed of some of the ...

Alberta Innovates announces millions in Quality Food for Health grants
(Edmonton, Alberta) June 01, 2012…Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, along with seven other ...

New urine test could improve screening programs for colon cancer
(Edmonton, Alberta) May 18, 2012…Dr. Richard Fedorak, one of the team leaders of the ...

New urine test could improve screening programs for colon cancer
(Edmonton, Alberta) May 18, 2012…Dr. Richard Fedorak, one of the team leaders of the ...

AIHS congratulates the Alberta researchers successful in CIHR’s Partnerships for Health System Improvement competition
(Edmonton, Alberta) May 15, 2012…The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has ...

AIHS chronic disease team wins Outstanding Achievements in Research award
(Edmonton, Alberta) May 8, 2012…The AIHS Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration ...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
When pediatric neurologist Dr. Adam Kirton established the Pediatric Transcranial ...

Science and medicine in the media
Last spring, University of Alberta student Kevin Yang was looking for an opportunity to do ...

Unraveling the mystery of germ line stem cells
Stem cells are the body’s version of a blank slate; they are cells that lack distinguishing ...

Researchers in the making:
Last spring, University of Alberta student Kevin Yang was looking for an opportunity to do ...

Opening minds on mental illness and addictions
Calgary psychiatrist Dr. Scott Patten has seen first-hand the devastating effect of negative ...

Understanding the body’s killer cells
Our bodies are under constant threat of invasion and rely on a coordinated system of ...

Smart-e-Pants now being tested in Alberta hospitals
(Edmonton, Alberta) February 01, 2012… When Landon Catt broke his neck during motocross ...

Inflammatory bowel disease on the rise world-wide
(Calgary, Alberta) January 11,2012…Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is on the rise around ...

Child development
Worry: it’s something that parents specialize in. Although worrying never stops, it can be ...

Getting the best bang for our healthcare bucks
In this era of rising healthcare costs, with the spectre of an aging population saddled by an ...

Cool Tools: Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Dr. Hans Vogel uses nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to deduce molecular ...

Improving heart surgery outcomes for newborns
Ask a scientist what ignited their interest in research, and you’ll often hear stories ...

Winning the arms race against superbugs
Since Sir Alexander Fleming first isolated penicillin in 1928, the development of antibiotic ...


2011

Restoring balance in the bowel
Some students feel deflated when they experience the daily routine of scientific research for ...

Early help for individuals at risk for psychotic illness
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by disorganized thinking, delusions, or ...

Breathing easier
Trouble breathing. It’s the simplest description of how respiratory diseases affect people, and ...

COOL TOOLS: Stem cell bioreactor
A unique type of stem cell, the pluripotent stem cell, has the potential to become any type of ...

Study shows hip and knee alignment is key
(Calgary, Alberta) March 23, 2011…Reed Ferber is all about how people move. So much so ...

Researchers in the making:
How do science ideas and events become news? That was the question on the minds of Peter Kublik ...