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NFRF 2022 Exploration competition - Queen's Health Sciences Grant recipients

On April 25, the Government of Canada announced support for high-risk, high-reward research projects that address some of Canada's and the world's most pressing challenges with a multidisciplinary, innovative approach. Researchers from Queen's Health Sciences secured $1.75 million from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) to support projects that will advance new therapies, diagnosis and medical technology, and seek new ways to change health workplaces to promote compassion and positive mental health.

In total, nine Queen's-led programs were granted $3 million overall, with QHS researchers participating in most of the funded projects.

Christopher Lohans (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences), Carlos Escobedo (Chemical Engineering), Aristides Docoslis (Chemical Engineering), and Prameet Sheth (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) will develop a new diagnostic device to quickly diagnose antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

Xiaolong Yang (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) and Shetuan Zhang (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) will look at how to increase patient survival rates of heart failure