Winter 2023 (Volume 33, Number 4)

2023 CIORA Grant Award Recipients

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The Canadian Rheumatology Association Foundation (CRAF) is pleased to announce that its granting division, the Canadian Initiative for Outcomes in Rheumatology cAre (CIORA), will be funding 3 two-year grants and 2 one-year grants for a total of $421,043 CAD to projects that will enhance access and innovation in rheumatology care.

Over the last 15 years, CIORA has funded 119 projects and provided almost $9 million CAD in research funding since 2006.

CIORA’s grant program supports sustainable projects related to:

  • Academic clinical research initiatives related to all rheumatic diseases
  • Clinical research initiatives for community rheumatologists related to all rheumatic diseases

Principal Investigator(s) Title Award
Marie Hudson
Sindhu Johnson
Christopher Denton
Multicriteria Decision Analysis with 1000Minds for Developing Scleroderma Renal Crisis Classification Criteria $58,815.95
Shahin Jamal
Tom Appleton
Early Adalimumab Induction for Treatment of Steroid-Dependent Checkpoint Inhibitor Associated Inflammatory Arthritis: A Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial $116,400.00
Dianne Mosher Collaborative, Participatory Co-Production of a Clinical Dashboard for Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis to Enhance Patient-Centred Care and Shared Decision-Making $116,400.00
Stephanie Keeling Peripartum Outcomes of Women with Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis, Spondyloarthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus $72,750.00
Alan Rosenberg Identifying Facilitators of and Barriers to Digital Health Literacy in Pediatric Rheumatic Disease Patients and Their Families $ 56,677.10
A listing of all current and previous recipients is available at

A special thanks to our sponsors for their continued support:

CIORA is issuing another call for grants!
  • CIORA Online Grant Application System opens on January 29, 2024.
  • Letter of Intent must be submitted by March 8, 2024.
  • CIORA Online Grant Application submission deadline is April 5, 2024, at 17:00 (Pacific Time). Grant notifications will be sent out in July 2024.

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