FUNDING

RESEARCH SUPPORT – Grants and other economical supports

Peer Reviewed Grants, Non-Peer Reviewed Grants and other economical supports

Total: 1,726,075 Canadian dollars

1. National fellowship competition by the CLAE for Dr. Syed Rizvi under my supervision, 2016 – 2017. Epilepsy Post-Graduate Training Fellowship Award (for Clinical Fellows). Project: “Yield of portable EEG in adult patients with single unprovoked seizure”. 65,000.
2. Co-Investigator (with Dr. Richard Huntsman). Cannabidiol in Children with Refractory Epileptic Encephalopathy: A Phase 1 Open Label Dose Escalation Study, (2015-17). Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. $28,600. (Peer Reviewed Grant).
3. Principal Investigator. Diagnostic Yield of Ambulatory EEG in Adult Patients with Single Unprovoked Seizures, (2015-17). 25,000. Royal University Hospital Foundation (Peer Reviewed Grant).
4. Principal Investigator. Team grant-Phase I, Project: Epilepsy Research Initiative in Saskatchewan, (2013-15). 30,000 dollars. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. (Peer Reviewed Grant).
5. Principal Investigator. LIVE study (2013-present). Lawson Health Research Institute. 30,000 dollars. (2013-15). 30,000 dollars. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. (Peer Reviewed Grant).
6. Seed funding to create the Saskatchewan Epilepsy Research Initiative, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, (2013-2018). 250,000 dollars.
7. Co-investigator. (with Dr. Farzad Moien), (2013-15). Project: Using STANET to diagnose non-convulsive status in RUH emergency department after hours. 30, 000 dollars, Ralston Brothers Research Trust. (Peer Reviewed Grant).
8. Donation for a new video-EEG telemetry equipment for the Saskatchewan Epilepsy program (2013). Amount; 100,000 dollars. The donations came from generous people in the community of Saskatchewan trough the Royal University Hospital Foundation.
9. Research Grant (2012-13). Project: Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Saskatchewan. 8,300 Department of medicine, University of Saskatchewan.
10. Educational grant. (2012-13) “Epilepsy fellowship for the Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program”. Amount; 43,000 dollars. UCB Canada.
11. Donation of two video-EEG telemetry equipments for the Saskatchewan Epilepsy program (2011). Amount; 140,000 dollars. The first one was donated by the Royal university hospital foundation of Saskatoon and the second by generous people in the community.
12. Research Grant (2010-11). Project: Open-Label, Multinational, Multicentre, Follow-Up Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Brivaracetam, Used at a Flexible Dose up to a Maximum of 150mg/day, In Subjects Aged 16yrs or Older. 15,000. UCB Canada Inc.
13. Principal Investigator, Research Grant (2010-13). Project: Definition of intractable epilepsy. 50,000. UCB Canada Inc.
14. Mudjadik Thyssen Mining Professorship in Neurosciences (2009-2014). Royal University Hospital Foundation, PI (250, 000).
15. Principal Investigator, Research Grant (2010-11). Project: Discontinuation of antiepileptic drugs following successful epilepsy surgery: A multi-phase study. 4,000. Royal University Hospital Foundation.
16. Principal Investigator, Research Grant (2009-2014). Projects: 1) Yield of ambulatory EEG in adult population with epilepsy and non-epileptic events. 2) Applications of the biomedical beamline at the Canadian Light Source in patients with epilepsy, PI (93,480). Royal University Hospital Foundation.
17. Principal Investigator, research Grant (2009-2011). Project: Assessment of the safety and diagnostic yield of early discontinuation of antiepileptic drugs, and sleep deprivation in video-EEG telemetry unit. Research funds. University of Saskatchewan. Amount: 25, 000 dollars.
18. Principal Investigator (2008-9). Project: Measurement of fatigue in people with epilepsy; validation of the Fatigue Symptom Inventory, the Fatigue Assessment Instrument and the Fatigue Severity Scale. 25,000. Royal University Hospital Foundation. (Peer Reviewed Grant).
19. Special fund. Amount; 836,21 dollars (2009). Publication fund for the article Tellez-Zenteno JF, Serrano C, Moien-Afshari F. Gelastic seizures associated with hypothalamic hamartomas. An update in the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2008:4(6) 1021–1031. College of Medicine. University of Saskatchewan.
20. Educational grant. Amount; 2500 dollars (2009). Project: “The Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program”. UCB Canada.
21. Special fund. Amount; 1875 dollars (2008). Project: “Establishment of research collaboration with the high specialty hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico”. Global Health Funding Opportunity for Faculty in the College of Medicine. University of Saskatchewan.
22. Special fund. Amount: 6,900 dollars. (2007-8) Project: The development of an appropriateness rating tool to identify candidates who should be referred for an epilepsy surgery evaluation – building the foundation for a larger scale study. Start-up research funds. University of Saskatchewan.
23. Co-investigator (with Dr. Nathalie Jette), (2007-10). Project: The development of an appropriateness rating tool to identify candidates for temporal lobe epilepsy surgery - a new tool for the identification of patients with potentially resectable focal epilepsy. 399, 000 dollars, CIHR, Canada (Peer Reviewed Grant).
24. Co-investigator (with Dr. Nathalie Jette), (2007-8). The development of an appropriateness rating tool to identify candidates who should be referred for an epilepsy surgery evaluation – building the foundation for a larger scale study. 10,000. Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary, Canada. (Peer Reviewed Grant).
25. Special fund. Amount; 2500 dollars (2007). Project: “Identification of candidate genes for disease susceptibility in patients with migraines in Mexico. 2,500 dollars. Global Health Funding Opportunity for Faculty in the College of Medicine. University of Saskatchewan.
26. Co-investigator (with Dr. Garcia Ramos), (2003-4). Project: Genetic study of patients with migraine, transformed migraine with drug dependence or addiction and patients with migraine and resistance to triptans. 90,000 dollars. Perlegen Sciences, USA. (Peer Reviewed Grant).
27. Principal Investigator, Research Grant (03-04). Project: Demographic, clinical characteristics and comorbidity data in a large sample of 1147 patients with migraine in Mexico City. 10,000 dollars. Perlegen Sciences, USA. (Peer Reviewed Grant).
28. Principal Investigator, Research Grant (03-04). Project: National and regional prevalence of self-reported epilepsy in Canada. 8,400 dollars. Mexican Foundation of Health, FUNSALUD.
29. Principal Investigator, Research Grant (01-03). Project: Prevalence and risk factors associated with the presence of peripheral neuropathy in patients with hepatitis C virus infection. 12,000 dollars. Granted by CONACYT (Mexican national board for science and technology). (Peer Reviewed Grant).
30. Principal Investigator, Research Grant (99-00). Project: Prognostic factors of thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis: a cohort of 132 patients. 12,000 dollars. Granted by CONACYT (Mexican national board for science and technology). (Peer Reviewed Grant).


PI=principal investigator, CI= Co-investigator