Recent Grant Recipients

One of the key values of the BC Lung Association is funding vital research. Grant applications are put under the microscope and subject to a strict national review process designed to ensure that only the most promising and relevant research receives support. With your donation, we could explore hundreds of other possibilities and speed up the pace of discovery.

Research Grants 2017-2019 

Sleep apnea and pregnancy
Dr. Najib Ayas - $50,000 (over 2 years)                         
Assessing the impact of maternal sleep apnea on fetal and placental health
UBC – Jack Bell Research Centre


Lung health in rural Indigenous communities
Dr. Pat Camp - $50,000 (over 2 years)       
A community-based research project to improve lung health in remote and rural First Nations communities in BC
UBC – James Hogg Research Centre


Asthma research
Dr. Harvey Coxson - $50,000 (over 2 years)                            
Development and validation of novel non-invasive imaging tools to enhance our understanding of airways in asthma
UBC – Centre for Heart Lung Innovation


Progression of COPD
Dr. Nancy Ford - $50,000 (over 2 years)    
In vivo and ex vivo assessment of COPD progression in preclinical models
UBC – Oral Biological and Medical Sciences
Non-TB mycobacteria infection
Dr. Jennifer Gardy - $50,000 (over 2 years)                   
Genomic epidemiology of non-TB mycobacteria infection in Cystic Fibrosis
UBC – BC Centre for Disease Control
Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
Dr. Jordan Guenette - $50,000 (over 2 years)                         
A double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study to assess the effect of bronchodilation on CF patients
UBC – Centre for Heart Lung Innovation


Antibiotic tolerance 
Dr. Joanne Hobbs - $50,000 (over 2 years)
The stringent response and antibiotic tolerance in bacterial pulmonary pathogens
University of Victoria – Biochemistry and Microbiology


Lung disease in HIV
Dr. Janice Leung - $50,000 (over 2 years)  
The role of gut-lung axis in the aging HIV lung
UBC – Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Pneumonia and children
Dr. Manish Sadarangani - $50,000 (over 2 years) 
Molecular epidemiology of streptococcus pneumoniae in children and vaccine design
UBC – BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Genetic variations of Asthma
Dr. Andrew Sandford - $50,000 (over 2 years)     
Genetic variants of TSLP in asthma
UBC – Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Western Red Cedar Asthma
Dr. Scott Tebbutt - $50,000 (over 2 years) 
Novel diagnosis of Western Red Cedar Asthma
UBC – Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Asthma and airways
Dr. Lu Wang - $50,000 (over 2 years)        
Cytoskeletal stiffness of airway smooth muscle – A new target for asthma strategy
UBC – Centre for Heart Lung Innovation

The National Grant Review supports pulmonary research or development projects and offers grants for research operating costs, including laboratory supplies, technicians and some equipment. For more information on how to apply, go here.

Page Last Updated: 08/10/2018