Stewart B. Harris


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Mno Nimkodadding Geegi (We Are All Connected): The Ontario Node of the Indigenous Mentorship Network Program

2017/18-2020/21 • $1,020,860 • PI,CO
Building from an Anishinabe concept, Mno Nimkodadding Geegi (translation: "we are all connected"), the fundamental philosophy guiding the Ontario node of the Indigenous Mentorship Network Program (IMNP) is a steadfast commitment to growing, supporting and sustaining a comprehensive community of...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Enhancement and Adaptation of Community-driven Innovations and Scale-up Toolkits

2016/17-2019/20 • $652,110 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, there are significant disparities between the health status of Indigenous peoples and the general population with respect to diabetes. Community-driven innovations, activated by quality improvement processes, have the potential to reform local healthcare. The goal of the proposed...

A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate Early Intermittent Intensive Insulin Therapy as an Effective Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

2014/15-2018/19 • $1,297,418 • PI,CO
Currently, approximately 3 million Canadians are affected by type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and it has been projected that this prevalence may increase to 1 in 8 Canadians by 2020. The central problem in T2DM is an inability of the beta-cells of the pancreas to produce enough insulin for the body's...

Indigenous Network for Health Advancement

2018/19 • $74,975 • PI,CO,Other
To improve prevention initiatives and clinical management of chronic diseases among Indigenous peoples, specifically diabetes, it is important to understand the role of different influential factors. It becomes important to better understand the relationships between the impacts of reduced...

Understanding the effects of social, behavioural and metabolic factors on early childhood growth trajectories among Aboriginal Canadians

2012/13-2017/18 • $793,318 • PI,CO
Adult onset (type 2) diabetes is a major public health challenge for First Nations communities in Canada. This condition often leads to long term complications, reduced quality of life and early death. For almost 20 years, Sandy Lake First Nation and health researchers at the Universities of...

FORGE AHEAD: Program Findings Interpretation and Knowledge Translation Workshop

2017/18 • $24,900 • PI,CO
The collaborative development, implementation and evaluation of the Program Findings Interpretation & Knowledge Translation (KT) Workshop will facilitate the process of ethical Program-end Knowledge Translation in the national five-year FORGE AHEAD Research Program with core funding from CIHR....

TITLE: Artificial Intelligence for Screening and Secondary Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease in a Learning Health System in Ontario (LeHSOn -AI)

2017/18 • $19,933 • PI,CO,Other
Long lasting kidney disease (Chronic Kidney Disease, or CKD) is common (about 1 in 8 Canadian adults). Because it does not have any signs obvious to the person who has the condition, or to their clinician (doctor or nurse practitioner), it is often not recognized until very late in its course....

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Community-driven Innovations and Strategic Scale-up Toolkits

2013/14-2016/17 • $2,500,000 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, significant disparities between the health status of Indigenous peoples and the general population exist, particularly for chronic diseases such as diabetes. There is a pressing need to shift the present episodic care focus common to most First Nations communities, to one that...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Enhancement and Adaptation of Community-driven Innovations and Scale-up Toolkits

2016/17 • $5,744 • PI,CO,Other
Given the dramatic rise and impact of chronic disease and gaps in care in Indigenous communities, a shift from the existing episodic healthcare model common in Indigenous communities to one that integrates prevention and chronic disease management is needed. To assist with this transition, the...

Plasma non-esterified fatty acids and the progression of insulin resistance and pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction: a novel targeted omics approach.

2013/14-2015/16 • $249,498 • PI,CO
Elevations in total blood free fatty acids can be used to predict the risk of developing insulin resistance, which increases the risk of type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes mellitus. In the blood, fatty acids are found in specific compartments, commonly called pools. Furthermore, about 25 fatty acids...

Planning the future follow-up, interventions and optimizing knowledge translation in the Canadian Alliance of Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM) Aboriginal Cohort

2015/16 • $24,550 • PI,CO
Aboriginal people of Canada suffer a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke compared to non-Aboriginal people in Canada. Recent data also suggest that the incidence of cancer is increasing in Aboriginal communities. The Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds...

Mno Nimkodadding Geegi "We Are All Connected": The Central Region IMNP

2015/16 • $20,000 • PI,CO
Building from an Anishinabe concept, Mno Nimkodadding Geegi (translation: "we are all connected"), the fundamental philosophy guiding our proposed Central Region IMNP is our steadfast commitment to sustaining and expanding a comprehensive community of Indigenous health trainees and researchers,...

CIHR Training Grant in Interdisciplinary Primary Health Care Research

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,325,000 • PI,CO
This is a one-year, national interdisciplinary research training program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) with mentor representation from the disciplines of: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Epidemiology, Pharmacy, Sociology and Interprofessional...

Strategic Planning to Support First Nations Communities Participating in the FORGE AHEAD Program

2013/14 • $24,997 • PI,CO,Other
The proposed planning activities, including a face-to-face meeting, will enhance existing partnerships as well as foster the development of new partnerships by bringing together members of a national steering committee that includes First Nations (FN) community representatives, academic...

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) Primary Care Learning Collaboratives: Lessons Learned from a Mixed Method Evaluation of a Provincial QI Program

2013/14 • $24,958 • PI,CO,Other
The evaluation of primary healthcare quality improvement (QI) programs and the wide dissemination of the results from these evaluations are essential in helping us understand their impact on improving actual patient care and the delivery of healthcare in Canada. In Ontario, a team of researchers...

Innovation to reduce cardiovascular complications of diabetes at the intersection of discovery, prevention and knowledge exchange

2010/11-2011/12 • $837,240 • PI,CO
This unique international collaboration proposes a) to investigate early markers of cardiovascular complications (CVCs) of diabetes with a view to preventing their onset or to modifying the risk in susceptible persons; b) to study the effect of prescribed exercise on animals and human subjects...

Preventing childhood obesity: early intervention during pregnancy and first year postpartum for overweight and obese women using a two-pronged family-based Nutrition & Exercise Lifestyle Intervention Program (NELIP)

2010/11-2011/12 • $198,592 • PI,CO
Our longitudinal aim is to reduce childhood obesity using our two-pronged intervention program, which includes healthy food choices and increased physical activity initiated during pregnancy and re-instated in the early period after delivery for overweight and obese women. We will accomplish...

Understanding the Importance of Newly Identified Diabetes Risk Factors among Aboriginal Canadians: The Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes Project

2011/12 • $100,000 • PI,CO
Adult onset (type 2) diabetes is a major public health challenge for First Nations communities in Canada. This condition often leads to long term complications, reduced quality of life and early death. For almost 20 years, Sandy Lake First Nation and health researchers at the Universities of...

First Nations Community-Based Chronic Disease System Improvment Strategy - Planning Grant

2011/12 • $24,999 • PI,CO
The purpose of this application is to request funding for a series of planning meetings that will be used to form a national, interdisciplinary research team with expertise in First Nations health and to develop a submission for the Team Grant in Community-Based Primary Healthcare. The...

The sandy lake health and Diabetes project: Understanding and addressing metabolic syndrome, Diabetes and associated complications in aboriginal Canadians

2010/11 • $205,156 • PI,CO
Adult onset (type 2) diabetes is a major public health challenge for First Nations communities in Canada. This condition often leads to long term complications, the most important of which is heart disease. However, diabetes can also cause problems with the feet, kidneys and eyes. For over 14...

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