Research

CPFF Actions & Research Grants

The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation raises funds for research into IPF and to provide support to patients and their caregivers. To date we have provided the following grants totaling: $668,500

In addition we have spent approximately $420,900 plus countless volunteer hours on Education, Awareness and Support for patients across Canada!

June 2017 – $19,490 St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver for research into physical activity predictors in fibrotic lung disease

May 2017 – $2,500 St Joseph’s Hospital ,Hamilton for general research

May 2017 – $4,134 Victoria Hospital, London to fund an IPF risk study

November 2016 – $20,000 University of Calgary for hiring of research clinician

July 2016 – $25,000 St Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton for stem cell research

June 2016 – $100,000 University Hospital of Edmonton, Alberta for funding of respiratory nurse

June 2016 – $5,500 ICLAF sponsorship for clinical researchers

February 2016 – $2,500 St Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton for general research

November 2015 – $35,000 Commitment to fund Dr Tiffany Finstone St Paul’s Vancouver relationship between scleroderma and IPF. We are also partly committed to providing a second tranche in 2017

July 2015 – $32,000 TGH for funding of testing equipment to be used in the proper diagnosis of IPF and other ILDs

July 2015 – $30,000 St Joseph’s Hamilton The Role of Heath Shock Proteins in IPF

July 2014 – $1,000 to two Support groups to assist in start up costs

July 2014 – $1,500 to fund the expenses of a junior researcher to attend at ICLAF 2014 to present a paper

July 2014 – $70,000 to Toronto General Hospital Foundation to fund a Research/Clinical Nurse for the Pulmonary Research Centre at TGH.  The successful person will also help in establishing support and education groups for PF patients at the hospital

July 2014 – $20,000 to St Joseph’s Hospital Foundation to fund a Fellowship for research into PF causes and treatments

May 2014 – $20,000 sponsorship to ICLAF (International Colloquium on Lung and Airway Fibrosis)

April 2014 – $35,000 to St Joseph’s Hospital Foundation to fund a Fellowship for research into PF causes and treatments

January 2014 – $2,500 to Calgary Hospital for Support Group funding

November 2013 – $20,000 to St Joseph’s Hospital Foundation to advance research in IPF and sponsor junior investigators to present their data to an international audience

November 2013 – $8,500 to University of Alberta, Lung Health Centre for research into singing in a choir for IPF lung patient therapy study

September 2013 – $35,000 to St Joseph’s Hospital Foundation for a Research Fellowship.  The successful applicant will be researching causes and treatments for PF

August 2013 – $4,900 to Toronto General Hospital Lung Rehab Unit for new equipment

July 2013 – $60,000 to University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, IPF Research Centre for clinical research staff

September 2012 – $70,000 to University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, to fund a one year Research Fellowship and increase the prior year’s grant by $10,000

September 2011 – $50,000 to University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, to fund a one year Research Fellowship

September 2010 – $52,000 to Dr Shane Shapera, Toronto General Hospital, to research the link between Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease and IPF

We have also

  • developed and printed a 20 page Patient Information Guide available in both English and French that is freely available to patients, caregivers and medical offices across the country
  • a comprehensive web site in both languages, and
  • Support Group Toolkit that is also freely available.