Research Awards Program

Arthritis Alliance of Canada 2016 Research Awards Winners

On Thursday, April 13th, the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC), a pan-Canadian assembly of more than 30 member organizations including arthritis health care professionals, researchers, funding agencies, pharma industry, governments, arthritis consumer organizations from across Canada, recognized recipients of the AAC 2016 Research Awards program.

Seven awards were presented to the researchers in the following award categories:

      1. Master Student Award, sponsored by McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health and Joint Health, presented to Dr. Sharan Rai (University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC)
      2. PhD Student Award, sponsored by Arthritis Consumer Experts, presented to Dr. Nicole Tsao (University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Arthritis Research Canada, Vancouver BC)
      3. Post-doctoral Fellow, sponsored by CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, presented to Dr. Jessica Widdifield (University of Toronto, Toronto ON)
      4. Early Career Researcher/Early Career Faculty Member Award, sponsored by CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, presented to Dr. Karine Toupin-April (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON)
      5. KT Research Award, sponsored by Bone and Joint Institute of the University of Western Ontario, presented to Dr. Linda Li (University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC)
      6. KT Practice Award, sponsored by Janssen Inc., presented to Dr. Jennifer Stinson (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto ON)
      7. Patient Engagement Award, sponsored by The Arthritis Society, presented to Ms. Sheila Kerr (Arthritis Research Canada, Vancouver BC).

 The AAC would like to thank sponsors for making the program possible. The 2016 awards program was a great success; we look forward to launching the 2017 awards program late Spring/early Summer!

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AAC will provide up to seven awards, valued at $750 CAD/award, with one award per category, as described below:

Four awards for Trainees/Early Career Researchers/Early Career Faculty Members/Investigators for contributions to arthritis research, one award for each of the following levels:

  1. Master Student
  2. PhD Student
  3. Post-doctoral Fellow
  4. Early Career Researcher/Early Career Faculty Member (graduate within the first five years of faculty appointment)
  • Knowledge Translation (KT) research (open to all investigators, at all career level). Advancing robust scientific methods underpinned by theories, models, and frameworks to improve the impact of transforming research into practice
  • Knowledge Translation (KT) practice (open to all investigators, at all career level). Processes by which targeted and tailored data and information (main messages or key implications) are transmitted to specific relevant audiences to increase the application and uptake of evidence to bridge research-practice gaps.
  • Patient for active engagement in arthritis research. Active engagement occurs when patients meaningfully and actively collaborate in the governance, priority setting, and conduct of arthritis research, as well as in summarizing, distributing, sharing, and applying its resulting knowledge.

 

AAC Annual Research Awards Program Overview

Key Deadlines:

      • Notice of intent email (applicant name, institution, mentor, and title of research project) to be sent to AAC office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (midnight ET).
      • Full applications received to AAC office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, January 3, 2017 (midnight ET).
      • Decisions to be announced:
        • 2016 Research Award Winners to be announced on April 13th, 2017
        • 2017 Research Award Program TBA spring-summer 2016 , with winners announced  at the AAC Annual Meeting in October 2017

 

Please complete related AAC Research Awards Application forms for: