ICVHealth KT Leader Awarded Heart and Stroke Knowledge to Action Grant

September 15, 2015

The ICVHealth Grant Support Team is proud to announce its involvement in yet another successful grant application.

The team assisted ICVHealth’s Knowledge Translation Leader Dr. Kim Miller and her co-principal Investigator Dr. Krishnan Ramanathan in obtaining the the Knowledge to Action 1 (KTA1) grant awarded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC and Yukon for her project entitled, “Informing Coronary Revascularization Decisions in Diabetic Patients: Moving Knowledge to Action”. The grant was for the period of September 2015 to August 2016 and provided the recipients with a total of $20,000, with matching funding from Cardiac Services BC.

The project is a collaboration between ICVHealth-affiliated clinical researchers and knowledge translation specialists including Dr. Miller, Dr. Ramanthan, Dr. James Abel (St Paul’s Hospital), ICVHealth’s Scientific Director Dr. Karin Humphries, and Pamela Aikman-Ramsay and Andrew Kmetic of Cardiac Services BC.

The aim of this grant is to increase knowledge and support evidence informed decisions in coronary revascularization procedures for British Columbians with diabetes and multi-vessel coronary artery disease. The primary purpose for which this project was funded was end-of-grant dissemination of the findings of the Real World FREEDOM study.

Congratulations to Dr. Miller and her team! We look forward to working collaboratively on this important knowledge translation effort.