HRI Scientists Awarded National Funding

Homewood Research Institute (HRI) and Homewood Health Inc. (HHI) are pleased to announce three research proposals recently approved for funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. These projects further our understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction.  Both projects in PTSD research will involve the Homewood Health Centre and are intended to guide clinical practice.  The addiction study is community- based and will involve Homewood clinician, Dr. Harry Vedelago as an advisor.

Grants received by HRI scientists include:

  • Paul Frewen, Ruth Lanius, Margaret McKinnon and others received $100,000 over one year to study mindfulness meditation for PTSD, with or without neurofeedback. Learn More
  • Ruth Lanius, Margaret McKinnon, Paul Frewen, Rakesh Jetly and others received $607,780 over five years to study PTSD and its dissociative subtype in military personal and veterans. Learn More
  • James MacKillop and his colleagues, including Homewood clinician, Dr. Harry Vedelago, received $1,215,555 over five years to study alcohol trajectories during the transition to adulthood. Learn More

This funding allows HRI researchers to continue on their path to improving care through the development of new treatments and innovations. Congratulations to the scientists who prepared these successful proposals. Thank you to Homewood clinicians and staff for their input and collaboration in planning and conducting these studies.