UHN congratulates a multidisciplinary team of investigators led by Dr. Jenny Heathcote
for recently being awarded $2M NIH funding towards the creation of a Clinical Centre for Chronic Hepatitis B at TWH.
The only clinical centre in Canada to be funded from this NIH RFA, this Centre for Hepatitis B at TWRI will support a clinical therapeutic trial examining dual antiviral therapy and the creation of a database that will be used to connect a network of up to 10 hepatitis B centres, the others all being in the USA.
The TWRI centre includes:
Hepatology (D Wong, J Feld and J Heathcote)
Nursing (C Yim TWH)
Radiology (A Hanbidge TWH)
Virology (T Mazzulli Mount Sinai Hospital/Public Health Labs)
Pathology (M Guindi TGH)
Gastroenterology/clinical epidemiology/outcomes (G Nguyen Mount Sinai Hospital)
Pharmacoeconomics (M Krahn TGH)
Medical statistics (G Tomlinson TGH)
Congratulations to Dr. Heathcote and her team of investigators!