The Establishment Grant helps to build research capacity across the province by providing support to researchers who were new to the field of health research in Nova Scotia.

Dalhousie University

Dr. Margaret Robinson
Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Project: Indigenous Youth-Driven Participatory Action Health Research: Re-Visioning Indigenous Youth Health and Wellbeing in the Halifax Regional Municipality
Funding Contribution: $150,000


Dr. Jeanette Boudreau 
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Pathology
Project: Regulation of natural killer cells by mitochondrial damage-associated molecular patterns
Funding Contribution: $150,000


Dr. Francesca Di Cara 
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Project: Defining the role of peroxisomes as new potential therapeutic target in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Funding Contribution: $149,256.20


Dr. Yassine El Hiani
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Project: Ion-channel TRPM2-mediated oxidative-stress tolerance in triple-negative breast cancer
Funding Contribution: $150,000


Dr. Tamara Franklin
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Project: The neural and behavioural effects of mouse models of bacterial and viral prenatal infection
Funding Contribution: $130,000


Dr. Gabriela llie 
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Project: PC-Patient Empowerment Program: A randomized intervention for reducing mental health issues among men undergoing curative prostate cancer treatment
Funding Contribution: $145,929.28


Ms. Rebecca Moyer 
School of Physiotherapy
Project: Translating clinical biomechanics and rehabilitation Research to Improve Arthritis Guidelines and Education (TRIAGE)
Funding Contribution: $149,994.00


Dr. Matthew Rigby
Department of Surgery – Division of 
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Project: Intraoperative margin assessment in head and neck cancer surgery
Funding Contribution: $150,000.00


Dr. Ferhan Siddiqi 
Department of Medicine
Project: Predicting Early Progressive Kidney Disease in Type 1 Diabetes by Clinical and Epigenetic Signatures
Funding Contribution: $148,624.80


Dr. Michelle Stone 
Department of Medicine
Project: PLEY-School: Evaluation of an early-elementary school-based outdoor loose parts intervention for its impact on the health of children
Funding Contribution: $149,760.16

Université Sainte-Anne 

Elizabeth Harvey
Department of Educational Sciences 
Project: Validation of a comprehensive assessment of media use by preschool-aged children in Nova Scotia
Funding Contribution: $$149,755.22