Most CanPath study participants had infection-acquired antibodies but few suspected COVID-19

Dr. Victoria Kirsh presented at a CanPath webinar this week to present results from the SUPPORT-Canada study, funded by the federal COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF). Data and blood spot samples were used from 22,300 participants from Atlantic PATH, CARTaGENE, the Ontario Health Study, Manitoba Tomorrow Project, Alberta’s Tomorrow Project, and BC Generations. Key findings include: Read more about Most CanPath study participants had infection-acquired antibodies but few suspected COVID-19[…]

CIHR Funding Opportunity — Data Analysis using Existing Databases and Cohorts

CIHR has announced an Operating Grant competition, Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts sponsored by the CIHR Healthy Cities Research Initiative. “This HCRI funding opportunity will support research that leverages existing data to improve the health, wellness and health equity of urban populations. CIHR and other funding agencies have invested heavily in the establishment Read more about CIHR Funding Opportunity — Data Analysis using Existing Databases and Cohorts[…]

Mitacs Outstanding Entrepreneur Award

Congratulations to our colleague, Dr. Rafaela Andrade, co-founder and CEO of Halifax-based company Myomar Molecular on their Mitacs Outstanding Entrepreneur Award!! Dr. Andrade has used Atlantic PATH data and biosampes in their project, Clinical Study and Identification of Muscle Atrophy Biomarkers. Dr. Andrade and Myomar Molecular’s work have developed the world’s first urine strip test for measuring Read more about Mitacs Outstanding Entrepreneur Award[…]

CBC Radio re. Shelburne, Nova Scotia project

CBC Radio’s Jeff Douglas interviewed Dr. Ingrid Waldron, the HOPE Chair in Peace and Health in the Global Peace and Social Justice Program at McMaster University and Louise Delisle, a founding member of the South End Environmental Justice Society. This summer, a new study funded by the New Frontiers in Research Fund and with team Read more about CBC Radio re. Shelburne, Nova Scotia project[…]

CanPath transforming data access to unlock its full potential to improve health

“New funding from Genome Canada will help CanPath build a cloud-based platform to equip researchers to understand the drivers of health and disease in Canada. Inside an unprecedented collection of health data from more than 330,000 Canadians are clues to understanding why people develop disease and how to prevent it. And a new project to improve Read more about CanPath transforming data access to unlock its full potential to improve health[…]

ISBER Awards

Congratulations to our colleague, Dr. Peter Watson on the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories!! We’re fortunate to work with Dr. Watson in his role with CanPath. Dr. Watson is the Director of Biobanking and Biospecimen Research Services, staff pathologist and senior scientist with BC Cancer. He Read more about ISBER Awards[…]

Healthy Future Sask Recruitment

Our colleagues at Healthy Future Sask are recruiting participants! Healthy Future Sask creates a platform and resource for fostering research in cancer and chronic disease prevention in Saskatchewan. Healthy Future Sask is looking to engage with more than 7000 Saskatchewan residents between the ages of 30 and 74 to participate in the study. Participants will be Read more about Healthy Future Sask Recruitment[…]

IWH Speaker Series

Many thanks to the Institute of Work and Health (IWH) for having Atlantic PATH Research Director, Dr. Ellen Sweeney at their Speaker Series today! IWH is a leader in work injury & disability prevention research. An independent, not-for-profit organization, IWH conducts and shares actionable research to promote, protect and improve the health and safety of Read more about IWH Speaker Series[…]

CanPath Webinar: COVID-19 Findings

CanPath Webinar: Real-World Insights on COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness and Infection Risk Factors from CanPath’s SUPPORT-Canada Study May 30th, 12-1pmEST/1-2pmAST Register: Join us for an in-depth analysis of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness based on real-world data from the SUrveying Prospective Population cOhorts for COVID-19 pRevalence and ouTcomes in Canada’ (SUPPORT-Canada) study. Led by Victoria Kirsh, this webinar will Read more about CanPath Webinar: COVID-19 Findings[…]

Genome BC’s Annual Genomics Forum – May 3, 2023

CanPath National Scientific Director, Dr. Philip Awadalla and BC Generations Scientific Director, Dr. Parveen Bhatti will be speaking in session 4, “All In: Using Large Population-Based Genomics Studies to Inform Patient Care.”  Wednesday, May 3rd: 3:00-4:30pm PST / 6:00-7:30EST / 7:00-8:30pmAST Registration: Session Description: “Large population-based studies have taken place in several countries. Examples include Read more about Genome BC’s Annual Genomics Forum – May 3, 2023[…]