Funding Partners

Our clinical and research excellence would not be possible without the support of our funding partners:

    Medtronic of Canada: Supports our research team annually.

    Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation: Ongoing fundraising efforts for overall operational costs

    Praxis: Funds the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR) and hosts the GRP data repository platform for RHSCIR and the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network registry (CSORN) at our site.

    BioTalent Canada Student Work Placement Program: Provides wage subsidy contributions which enable us to hire student Research Assistants.

    Grants

    Chesley Family Research Grant: for our "Assessing the Medical Experiences of High Acuity Patients Living in Homelessness in Saint John, New Brunswick" study (2022).

    New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) Strategic Opportunities Fund Grant: for our “3-D Printing Technology as a Method for Pre-Operative Reconstructive Surgical Planning” study (2022).

    Recreation New Brunswick from the inclusive Recreation Activity Fund Grant: for our “Elucidating the effects of a prehabilitation program on spinal surgery candidates with cardiac comorbidities” study.

    Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation-Dragon's Den Grant: for our "Elucidating the effects of a prehabilitation program on spinal surgery candidates with cardiac comorbidities: A randomized controlled trial” study.

    Fund for Innovative Research Excellence (FIRE) Grant: from the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation/Horizon Health Network for our "Effects of Intra-Operative Ropivaciane Epidural Injection on Post-Operative Outcomes Following Elective Lumbar Fusion" study.

    Chesley Family Research Grant: for our "Psychological Risk Factors for Poor Spine Surgery Outcomes" study.

    Health Promotion and Research Foundation Grant: (Horizon Health Network) operating grant to support initiation of our “Traditional open versus minimally invasive decompression and fusion of the lumbar spine: an objective biomechanical assessment of recovery” study.

    New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Grant: seed operating grant to support initiation of our “Traditional Open Versus Minimally Invasive Decompression and Fusion of the Lumbar Spine: a Prospective Randomized Cohort Study” study.

    IWK Centre for Pediatric Pain Research Grant: we collaborate with the IWK on the Clinical Trial "Post-Operative Recovery following Spinal Correction: Home Experience (PORSCHE Study)." A prospective observational study examining the pain and recovery patterns in a pediatric population following scoliosis correction surgery.
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    Health Promotion and Research Foundation Grant: Tier I grant for our “Selective Nerve Root Injections can Prevent the Need for Surgery in Patients Suffering from Lumbar Disc Herniations” study.