Current Research

Grant Funding within the last four fiscal years
(April 1, 2006 - March 31, 2010)

The social environment and the health of first nations women and men 
Principal Investigator: Brenda Elias 
Co-Investigators: Javier Mignone, Jitender Sareen, John O’Neil, Brian Cox

Manitoba First Nations health report card: A collaborative network project to understand health disparities 
Principal Investigator: Brenda Elias 
Co-Investigators: Erich Kliewer, Patricia Martens, Javier Mignone, John O’Neil

CIHR/CCMB Team in First Nations cancer research 
Principal Investigator: Brenda Elias, 
Co-Principal Investigator: Donna Turner 
Co-Investigators: Patricia Martens, Sharon Bruce, Alain Demers, Piotr Czaykowski, Erich Kliewer, E. Jane Griffith, Loraine Marrett

Resilient indigenous health workforce networks: constructing an international framework 
Principal Investigator: Judith Bartlett 
Co-Investigators: Y. Iwasaki, Eduardo Jovel, Malcolm King, John O’Neil

Manitoba network environment for aboriginal health research 
Principal Investigator: Catherine Cook 
Co-Principal Investigator: Brenda Elias 
Co-Investigators: Javier Mignone, Judith Bartlett, Sharon Bruce, Valerie Galley, Michael Moffatt, Patricia Martens, Kathi Avery Kinew, John O’Neil, Rachel Eni

Treatment of DMARD naïve patients with poor prognosis rheumatoid arthritis using Rituximab: A pilot study evaluating synovial outcomes
Principal Investigator: Hani El-Gabalawy 
Co-Principal Investigator: Brenda Elias 
Co-Investigators: Fawzi Aoudjij, Carol Hitchon, Walid Mourad

Provincial support - Networks of Centres of Excellence – NCEPrincipal Investigator: Hani El-Gabalawy 
Co-Principal Investigator: Brenda Elias 
Co-Investigators: Fawzi Aoudjij, Carol Hitchon, Walid Mourad 

Implementing and evaluating a knowledge translation framework using Metis specific health information to adapt Manitoba’s health programs and services to better meet Métis needs
Principal Investigators: Judith Bartlett, Loretta Bayer, Catherine Cook
Co-investigators: Sheila Carter, Brenda Elias, Patricia Martens, Julianne Sanguines

Leaving for the city: An exploration of cultural, social, health and economic dimensions of Manitoba first nations relocating to urban centres to access medical care 
Principal Investigator: Josèe Lavoie 
Co-Investigators: Tracey Galloway, John O’Neil

Towards an evidence-informed clinical and indigenous knowledge translation intervention to address co-morbidity disparities in indigenous cancer outcomes (Letter of Intent) 
Principal Investigator: Brenda Elias 
Co-Principal Investigator: Catherine Cook 
Co-Investigators: Alain Demers, Erich Kliewer, Vallerie Gordon, Piotr Czaykowski, Joseph Kaufert, Marshal Pitz

Using evidence to identify the need for investments in primary health care services on Manitoban first nations reserves 
Principal Investigator: Josèe Lavoie 
Co-Investigators: Evelyn Forget, Patricia Martens, John O’Neil

Indigenous western and traditional doctors forum 
Principal Investigator: Marcia Anderson

Comprehensive primary health care in the Island Lake communities: What does this mean and how does it look? 
Principal Investigator: Marcia Anderson

Working together: Indigenous western and traditional doctors
Principal Investigator: Marcia Anderson

Total $6,628,785.00

 

Associated Grant Funding (within U of M) within the last four fiscal years (April 1, 2006 - March 31, 2010)

Unraveling the disability trajectory of First Nations families of children with disabilities: Advancing Jordan's Principle 
Principal Investigator: Roberta Woodgate 
Co-Investigators: Christine Blais, Brenda Elias, Joannie Halas, Donna Martin, Michael Moffatt, Gina Rempel, Jacqueline Ripat

Interactive and adaptive exercise and educational gaming therapy system for intervention of children with neuro-developmental disorders, Letter of Intent Development Grant 
Principal Investigator: Tony Szturm 
Co-Investigators: Alex Brodsky, Brenda Elias, Lorna Jakobson, Jonathan Marotta, James Peters, Eleoussa Polyzoi, Sheela Ramanna

Early identification of rheumatoid arthritis in Canadian First Nations
Principal Investigator: Hani El-Gabalawy 
Co-Investigators: Brenda Elias, Elizabeth Ferucci, Carol Hitchon, Kiem Oen, Christine Peschken

International symposium on rheumatoid arthritis in indigenous people: Molecules to Communities 
Principal Investigator: Hani El-Gabalawy 
Co-Principal Investigator: Brenda Elias

Comparing rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease by serology, gene studies and ethnicity: Using commonalities and differences to develop etiologic hypotheses 
Principal Investigator: Charles Bernstein
Co-Investigators: Hani El-Gabalawy, Brenda Elias, Mark Silverberg, Xikui Wang

From risk factors to cultural sensitive intervention: A programmatic approach to Aboriginal suicide
Principal Investigator: Jitender Sareen 
Co-Principal Investigator: Brenda Elias 
Co-Investigators: Murray Enns, Laurence Katz, John O’Neil, Catherine Cook, Brian Cox

Early identification of rheumatoid arthritis in First Nations 
Principal Investigator: Hani El-Gabalawy
Co-Investigators: Brenda Elias, Elizabeth Ferucci, Carol Hitchon, Kiem Oen, Christine Peschken

Describing service and treatment needs of children and adolescents in the child welfare system - their morbidity and mortality 
Principal Investigator: Laurence Katz 
Co-Investigators: Brenda Elias, Murray Enns, Jitender Sareen, Patricia Martens, Noralou Roos

Improving the capacity of Cree community members to recognize youth at risk for suicide: A culturally grounded cluster randomized controlled trial
Principal Investigator: Jitender Sareen 
Co-Investigators: Brenda Elias, Murray Enns, Laurence Katz, Garry Munro

Consequences of suicide bereavement: A population-based study in Manitoba 
Principal Investigator: James Bolton 
Co-Investigators: Brenda Elias, Laurence Katz, Patricia Martens, Leslie Roos, Jitender Sareen

Total $5,395,259.00

Associated Grant Funding With Other Universities within the last four fiscal years (April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2010)

National centre for Aboriginal HIV/AIDS research (Letter of Intent), (U of Victoria)
Principal Investigators: Charlotte Loppie Reading, J. Kevin Barlow 
Co-Investigators: Roy Cain, Brenda Elias, Dionne Gesink Law, Robert Hogg, Judith Mill, John O’Neil, Barbara Paterson, Raven Sinclair, Patricia Spittal

Research demonstration project in homelessness and mental health (Sub-Project) (U of Winnipeg) 
Principal Investigator: Jitender Sareen 
Co-Investigators: Brenda Elias, Murray Enns, Laurence Katz, et al

Culturally based, family centered mental health promotion for Aboriginal youth ( U of McGill)
Principal Investigator: Laurence Kirmayer 
Manitoba Co-Investigators: Brenda Elias, Murray Enns, Laurence Katz, Jitender Sareen