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.
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