Committed to improving health by supporting research related to infectious diseases
The Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases is a charitable organization committed to improving the health of Canadians and people worldwide.
We support research, fund medical and undergraduate students, present awards to trainees and mentors, and share new knowledge related to infectious disease prevention, diagnosis, control and treatment.
Grants and StudentshipsCFID offers project grants and fellowships in support of research and training in infectious diseases. Past recipients and their research precis can be found here.
Research Project GrantsCFID has funded many research projects related to infectious disease research, such as the Safe Drinking Water Pilot Project. You can read about theme here.
- 2019 Bug Run- 5rd Annual CFID Bug Run Date: Saturday April 6, 2019 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 AM Start location: Lobby of Westin Ottawa Join your colleagues, friends, competitors or just challenge yourself to a Bug Run/Walk in support of the Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases charitable mission. Win a prize!! The cost is $50 to participate, and […]
- 2018 CFID Safe Drinking Water Pilot Project- “The WELLness Project: Enhancing well water safety and stewardship in rural communities through a novel approach to science-community collaboration” Dr. Anna Majury, PhD, DVM, Assistant Professor, Schools of Environmental and Public Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Division of Microbiology and Immunology, Queen’s University at Kingston, and Regional Microbiologist, Public Health Ontario Read […]
- 2018 CFID Undergraduate Summer Student Research Projects- “Frailty and Immune Response to Influenza Vaccine in Older Adults” Student – Nathalie Loeb, Year 3, Bachelor of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Supervisor – Dr. Janet E. McElhaney MD, FRCPC, FACP, Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine & Health Sciences North Research Institute, Sudbury, ON Read research proposal “Can sCD127 secretion in […]
- 2018 AMMI Canada Medical Student Research Projects- “Corynebacterium diphtheriae infections in an impoverished, inner-city patient population: epidemiology and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance” Student – Jason Zou, Med II, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Co-Supervisors – Dr. Christopher Lowe MD, FRCPC and Dr. Marc Romney MD, FRCPC, Clinical Associate Professors, Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British […]
- 2018 Embil Trainee Award: Dr. Sylvain Lother- Trainee: Dr. Sylvain Lother MD, FRCPC, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Supervisor: Dr. Yoav Keynan, M.D, PhD, Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Publication: Lother SA, Demczuk W, Martin I et al. Clonal Clusters and Virulence Factors of Group C and G Streptococcus Causing Severe Infections, Manitoba, […]
- 2018 Embil Mentorship Award: Dr. Wayne L. Gold- Dr. Wayne L. Gold MD, FRCPC, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON