CFID works with strategic partners and supporters to hasten
the discovery of innovative solutions to better understand,
diagnose, prevent, control and treat existing and
emerging infectious diseases that threaten our good health.
Dr. Kurt E. Williams MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchuan and Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK.
Trainee - Dr. Matthew P. Cheng, Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, PQ
Supervisor - Dr. Christina Greenway, Division of Infectious Diseases, Jewish General Hospital and McGill University. Montreal, PQ
Publication - Cheng MP, Chakra CNA, Yansouni CP et al. Risk of Active Tuberculosis in Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017;64(5):635-644 Download publication
"Molecular Epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Newfoundland and Labrador" Read research proposal
"Exploring the Live Birth Rates of Women Living with HIV in British Columbia and the CARMA (CIHR Emerging Team Grant on HIV Therapy and Aging) Cohort". Read research proposal
"Whole Genome Sequencing of Mumps Virus from an Adult Outbreak in Brisith Columbia". Read research proposal
Dr. Anna Majury, PhD, DVM, Assistant Professor, Schools of Environmental Sciences and of Public Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Division of Microbiology and Immunology, Queen's University at Kingston, and Regional Microbiologist, Public Health Ontario.
Project - "Naturized E. coli and fecal indicators in drinking water wells: implications for testing, risk assessment and as potential environmental reservoirs for antimicrobial resistance" Read research proposal
Dr. Caroline Quach MD, MSc, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Centre; Co-director, McGill University Health Centre Vaccine Study Centre.
Trainee - Dr. Allison Mah, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia
Supervisor - Dr. David M. Patrick, Director, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
Publication - McKay R, Mah A, Law M, McGrail K, Patrick DM. 2016. Systematic review of factors associated with antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. doi:10.1128/AAC.00209-16, published online May 2, 2016. Download publication
"Variability in antibiotic use across Ontario acute care hospitals". Read research proposal
"Biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial activation in vertically HIV-1 infected children". Read research proposal
"Understanding poor vaccine responses: transcriptomics of vaccine failure". Read research proposal
Dr. Dr. Astrid Petrich, Division of Microbiology, The Hospital for Sick Children
Grant Title: Performance and cost-effectiveness evaluation of multiplex molecular testing for enteric pathogens in a Canadian health-care setting; $25,000; starting September 7, 2015. Read project synopsis
Dr. Anna Majury, PhD, DVM, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Division of Microbiology and Immunology and Schools of Environmental Sciences and of Public Health Sciences, Queen's University at Kingston, and Regional Microbiologist, Public Health Ontario. Co-Investigators: Gerald Evans MD, Paul Belanger PhD, Xudong Liu PhD, Queen's University.
"Metagenomic analysis of drinking well water for rural and marginalized populations in regional Ontario - implications for testing, including human, public and environmental health". Read project synopsis
Dr. Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Director of Clinical Research, Immunodeficiency Clinic, Toronto Hospital, University Health Network.
Trainee - Dr. Derek R. MacFadden, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toronto. Current Affiliation, Harvard University
Supervisor - Dr. Nick Daneman, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto
Publication - MacFadden DR, Ridgway JP, Robicsek A, Elligsen M, Daneman N. 2014. Predictive utility of prior positive urine cultures. Clin Infect Dis. 59(9):1265-71. Download publication
"Community-acquired Clostridium difficile infections". Read research proposal
"Designing and testing the efficacy of a RSV phosphoprotein mimetic on the inhibition of RSV replication and infection". Read research proposal
"Parasitologic correlates of genomic differences in Plasmodium ovale wallikeri and Plasmodium ovale curtisi". Read research proposal
Dr. Younggy Kim PhD, Department of Civil Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Electrochemical disinfection using copper and/or silver. Read project synopsis
Dr. Curtis L. Cooper, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Director- Viral Hepatitis Program, University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital-General Campus.
Trainee - Dr. Jerome A. Leis, University of Toronto
Supervisors - Dr. Allison McGeer and Dr. Wayne L. Gold, University of Toronto
Publication - Leis JA et al. Reducing antimicrobial therapy for asymptomatic bacteriuria among noncatheterized inpatients: A proof-of-concept study. CID 2014 Feb 26 [Epub ahead of print]. Download publication
Pandemic waves-mortality in the Canadian expeditionary forces, 1918. Read research proposal
The prevalence of STEC and stx+ wells and microbial source tracking of faecal contamination in rural Southern Ontario drinking water wells. Read research proposal
The role of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and and the lung microbiome in Pseudomonas eradication in cystic fibrosis. Read research proposal
Dr. Donald E. Low was presented this award posthumously in recognition of his outstanding and distinguished career as a medical microbiologist who was nationally and internationally acknowledged as an exemplary researcher, teacher, mentor, and leader. Dr. Low served as Microbiologist-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto from 1985 until 2013, a role that later expanded to include the University Health Network. During those years, his research interests focused on antimicrobial resistant bacteria and invasive group A streptococcal infections and led to the publication of more than 380 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He was one of the public faces of medicine during the SARS epidemic. He subsequently took over as Medical Director of the Ontario Public Health Laboratory, which he helped transform into the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion. Over the course of his career, Dr. Low trained, supervised, and mentored countless students, residents, and fellows in infectious diseases and clinical and medical microbiology.
Dr. Anita Rachlis was presented this award in recognition of her many years of service to AMMI Canada as Chair and member of the Education/ Continuing Professional Development Committee and for her contributions to HIV care and research in Canada since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Dr. Rachlis is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, the Medical Director of the Sunnybrook HIV Ambulatory Clinic, and for many years was Infectious Diseases Division Chief at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
CFID has been active in raising money to fund infectious disease research and training in a number of different ways since 1999.