The Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta will be in receipt of significant funding, as part of a recent Canadian Atherosclerosis Imaging Network (CAIN) CFI grant worth over $21M in total. The University of Calgary is the only CAIN site in Western Canada.
The Canadian Atherosclerosis Imaging Network (CAIN) has been awarded a multi-million dollar National Platforms grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)-and over $3 million of that will be given to the Calgary site which is one of CAIN’s five principle centres.
As part of the new funding, Calgary will lead the development of the cerebrovascular and cardiovascular MR core facilities, which will be jointly headed by Dr. Richard Frayne, a professor in the Departments of Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences; and by Dr. Matthias Friedrich, associate professor in the Departments of Cardiac Sciences, Medicine, and Radiology. Calgary will also be the beneficiary of a dedicated, high speed computer linkage between it and the other four CAIN centres in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and London, Ontario. Calgary’s funding will benefit clinical research activities in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, as well as within the Departments of Cardiology, Clinical Neurosciences and Radiology.
Current Canadian Atherosclerosis Imaging Network (CAIN) projects:
- Project 1: Magnetic resonance imaging characterization of carotid plaque and prediction of end-organ and clinical outcomes.
- Project 2 Imaging vulnerable plaque: Histological validation
- Project 3: Correlation between coronary and carotid atherosclerosis disease and links with clinical outcomes
More information on CAIN – Click Here
Stephenson Cardiovascular MR Centre – Click Here