The Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network is committed to supporting high-impact, high-potential research and teams across Canada. Our annual Collaborative Catalyst grants are aimed to encourage new, externally funded, transdisciplinary research initiatives.
We were thrilled with the both the number and quality of submissions in response to this year’s call. The Rehab Network initially intended to fund up to six projects at up to $25,000 each – a total of $150,000. However our reviewers felt the quality of the submissions warranted funding additional applications. Therefore, we were happy to increase our budget for this call, funding a total of eight (8) applications at $25,000 each – a total investment of $200,000.
Below are the successful teams:
|PI Name||Institution||Project Title||Team|
|Cheryl Kozey||Dalhousie||A pilot feasibility multicenter study to identify risk factors for rapid progression in those with early mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis||Janie Wilson, Trevor Birmingham, Top Applteon, Sarah Manske, Steve Boyd, Olga Theou, Rebecca Moyer, Michael Dunbar, Joy MacDermid, Angelo Rudic (P), Bernadette McCann (T), Ann Smith Viera (P)|
|Kevin Deluzio||Queens||Characterizing patient mobility and functional status while on waitlist for total knee replacement: A multi-center feasibility pilot study||Janie Astephen Wilson, Dylan Kobsar,, David Wilson, Elise Laende (T), Jereme Outerleys (T), Cheryl Kozey, Michael Dunbar, Glen Richardson, Ann Smith-Veiero (P), Gavin Wood, John Rudan, Mark Harrison, Aaron Campbell, Anthony Adili|
|Hugo Masse Alarie||Laval||Spine motor control and pain processing as predictive and explanatory factors of chronic low back pain||Luc Lacombe (P), Pierre Langevin, Guillaume Léonard, Clermont Dionne, Lisa Carlesso, Michel-Pierre Coll, Anaïs Lacasse, Jean-Sébastien Roy|
|JS Roy||Laval||Do psychosocial factors predict the persistence of shoulder pain?||Simon Beaulieu-Bonneau, Dayana Patricia Rosa, (T), Hugo Masse-Alarie, Alex Scott, Frédérique Dupuis, Marc-Olivier Dubé, Gilles Drouin (P)|
|Lora Giangregorio||Waterloo||Virtual Intervention for Vertebral frACture (VIVA): Feasibility of implementation in a multicentre trial||Larry Funnell, Sheila Brien (P), Cheryl Bulycz (P), Heather Keller, Alecandra Papaioannou, Lehana Thabane, Ravi Jain, Jenny Thain, Timothy Wideman, Suzanne Morin, Jenna Gibbs, Zach Weston, Catlin McArthur, Lauren Beaupre, Maureen Ashe, Allison Legg (T), David Emond (T), Matteo Ponzano (T), Nochilas Tibert (T), Judi Laprade|
|Luciana Macedo||McMaster||Feasibility testing of a pre-surgical rehabilitation program for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis: a multi-center pilot randomized controlled trial||Nora Bakaa (T), Doug Gross, Lisa Carlesso, Joy MacDermid, Flo Slomp, Alison Rushton, Laura Katz, Maxi Miciak, Tara Packham, Kenneth Thomas, Andrew Nataraj, Raja Rampersuad, Brian Drew, Pahuta Markian, Aleks Cenic, Sandra Dorley (P), Joanna Thorne (P)|
|Michael Hunt||UBC||A multi-centre feasibility study assessing shoe-worn insoles to improve clinical and biomechanical features of knee osteoarthritis||Trevor Birmingham, Rebecca Moyer, Dylan Kobsar, Jesse Charlton|
|Kamair Ghoseiri||Saskatchewan||The effects of a novel phantom exercise execution program on phantom limb pain and mobility in people with unilateral transtibial amputation: a feasibility pilot study.||Audrey Zucker Levin, Julia Totosy de Zepetnek, David Kingston, Susan Hunter|