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ST. PAUL’S RESEARCHER RECEIVES FUNDING TO HELP FIGHT COVID-19

A St. Paul’s Hospital researcher is part of a nation-wide team that recently received federal funding to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Jim Russell, a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, is leading a team of researchers who received $255,970 in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding competition.

His team will use the funds to investigate whether a certain class of blood pressure drugs can decrease the severity of COVID-19 infection. Things are moving swiftly. Within a few days of receiving the grant, the study had already recruited two patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) at St. Paul’s.

Read more about this study here.

This page last updated Mar 24, 2020 6:18pm PDT