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 Orthopaedics supports our research team.
  • Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation We would like to thank the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation for their generous support for the project ""Elucidating the effects of a prehabilitation program on spinal surgery candidates with cardiac comorbidities: A randomized controlled trial."
  • St Joseph’s Hospital Foundation sponsorship to purchase operating room microscope to facilitate minimally invasive and outpatient spine surgery in New Brunswick.
  • Horizon Health Network’s Research Services Unit (RSU)
    The Canada East Spine Centre's office is located in the Research Services department in the Saint John Regional Hospital.
    http://en.horizonnb.ca/home/research.aspx
  • Research Ethics Board (REB) Hoirzon Health Network
    The Research Ethics Board (REB) of the Horizon Health Network is the board who approves all research conducted by the Canada East Spine Centre.
    http://en.horizonnb.ca/home/research/research-ethics-board.aspx
  • Rick Hansen Institute
    Hosts the GRP platform the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network registry (CSORN) is on.
    http://www.rickhanseninstitute.org/

Grants

  • Fund for Innovative Research Excellence (FIRE) this grant is from the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation/Horizon Health Network and supports our new study "Effects of Intra-Operative Ropivaciane Epidural Injection on Post-Operative Outcomes Following Elective Lumbar Fusion."
  • Chesley Research Grant supports our study "Psychological Risk Factors for Poor Spine Surgery Outcomes."
  • Health Innovation Research Foundation (Horizon Health Network) research grant to support the study: Accelerometer analysis of total joint arthroplasty versus lumbar fusion to assess in-hospital recovery and safe discharge home.
  • Atlantic Provinces Orthopaedic Society research grant to support the study: Accelerometer Analysis of Total Joint Arthroplasty Versus Lumbar Fusion to Assess In-hospital Recovery and Safe Discharge Home.
  • Health Promotion and Research Foundation (Horizon Health Network) operating grant to support the study initiation: Traditional open versus minimally invasive decompression and fusion of the lumbar spine: an objective biomechanical assessment of recovery.
  • New Brunswick Health Research Foundation seed operating grant to support the study initiation: Traditional Open Versus Minimally Invasive Decompression and Fusion of the Lumbar Spine: a Prospective Randomized Cohort Study.
  • WorksafeNB research grant to support the study: Selective Nerve Root Injections can Prevent the Need for Surgery in Patients Suffering from Lumbar Disc Herniations: a Prospective Randomized Blinded Trial.
  • IWK Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
    Canada East Spine Centre has been collaborating 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.
    http://pediatric-pain.ca/
  • Health Promotion and Research Foundation Tier I Grant to support successful study completion: Selective Nerve Root Injections can Prevent the Need for Surgery in Patients Suffering from Lumbar Disc Herniations.
  • Rally of Hope Foundation sponsorship to purchase operating room equipment to facilitate minimally invasive spine surgery in New Brunswick.