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2019-2020 Funded Projects

Le RRSV est heureux de vous présenter les projets subventionnés de cette année!

En 2019, participation in this competition was exceptional, with 16 applications involving 58 teams in 18 provinces, states, and countries, including Ontario, Alberta, United States (Kansas, Minnesota, Maryland, North Carolina, Iowa), France, Spain, Italy, Germany, United-Kingdom, Qatar and Australia. Co-funding form rge collaboration teams has allowed the funding of 6 research projects for a total of 201 602 $.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Corneal Neurotization: A systematic assessment of anatomical and functional outcomes (first application)
Isabelle BRUNETTE, Université de Montréal (Hôpital-Maisonneuve-Rosemont)
In collaboration with: Gregory BORSCHEL, Asim ALI, Ezekiel WEIS, Ahmed AL-GHOUL, Annabelle REAUX-LE-GOAZIGO et Bouheraoua NACIM – University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (ON), University of Calgary, Calgary, University of Alberta, Edmonton, (AB), CANADA, Centre de Recherche, Institut de la Vision, INSERM / CNRS / Sorbonne Université, CHNO des Quinze-Vingts, Paris, FRANCE.

Optimizing vision restoration with neural networks and neural data (first application)
Christopher PACK, McGill University
In collaboration with: Daniel BUTTS – University of Maryland, College Park (MD), USA.

Impact of urban-related environmental factors on myopia and visual functions in school-age children (nouvelle demande)
Dave SAINT-AMOUR, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) -Université de Montréal (Centre du CHU-Sainte-Justine)
In collaboration with: Payan DADVAND – Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona (ISGlobal), Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelone, SPAIN.

Vers une nouvelle generation de neuroprothèse corticale pour restaurer la vision (first application)
Matthieu VANNI, Université de Montréal (École d’optométrie)
In collaboration with: Frédéric CHAVANE – Institut des Neuroscience de la Timone (INT), Marseille, FRANCE.


The 2 following projects were partially funded by the Fondation Antoine-Turmel:

Visually Impaired Individuals: An international Collaboration (first application)
Aaron JOHNSON, Concordia University
In collaboration with: William SEIPLE, Ronald SCHUCHARD et Donald FLETCHER – Arlene R. Gordon Research Institute, Lighthouse Guild, New York City (NY), Wichita State University, Wichita (KS) et University of Kansas, Kansas City (KS),  USA.

Exploring employment, education and technology use outcomes for Canadians who are blind, deafblind, partially sighted or hearing impaired, using the Canadian Survey on Disability (first application)
Walter Wittich, Université de Montréal (École d’optométrie)
In collaboration with: Mahadeo SUKHAI – Queen’s University, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Kingston (ON), CANADA.