Dr. Terry Peters, an Inaugural Recipient of the 2015 CIHR Foundation Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Terry Peters, who not only was one of four Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry researchers to receive grants totalling $9.9 million over seven years from the inaugural Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Grant, but who was ranked number 1 in Cnada across all disciplines. Dr. Peters, a Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics, and Medical Imaging at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and scientist at Robarts, received more than $2.2 million for research to develop a program for image-guided, minimally invasive surgery and therapy.

The CIHR Foundation Grant is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of health research leaders by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative, high-impact programs of research. There were more than 1,600 applications received by CIHR, 150 applications across Canada were successful in receiving funding, including the four from Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute. More....