PH Research

In the world of pulmonary hypertension, the word “research” is filled with hope, potential, and excitement. For the scientific community, research holds the key to better understanding of the disease, leading to the development of novel therapies, robust treatments, and overall more sophisticated tools to care for patients. For those directly affected by PH, research holds the promise of a better quality of life, increased life expectancy, efficient management of symptoms, and ultimately a cure.

PHA Canada PH Research Scholarships

Since the summer of 2014, PHA Canada has been gathering funds for PH research. The majority of this funding has come directly from community fundraisers and events held across Canada. This incredible involvement of the PH community to support PH research shows how important this issue is to our community. 

How we contribute to critical PH research
Scholarships of up to $10,000 are offered by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada in order to promote and support pulmonary hypertension (PH) research in Canada. 
We currently provide a financial stipend to outstanding trainees in support of their research into pulmonary hypertension through two scholarships: the Paroian Family PH Research Scholarship and the Mohammed Family PH Research Scholarship. 

2018 APPLICATIONS OPEN

We are now accepting applications for both PH Research Scholarships until October 31st. Post-secondary students (undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate/post-doctoral) involved in research with the potential to meaningfully contribute to the understanding and treatment of PH are invited to apply for funding. Click on the links below to access scholarship guidelines and application forms.

Paroian Family PH Research Scholarship:

The Paroian Family PH Research Scholarship is named to honour the incredible contribution of the Paroian Family to the PH community in Canada.

Mohammed Family PH Research Scholarship:

The Mohammed Family PH Research Scholarship is named to honour the incredible support of the Mohammed Family, who have organized yearly Run/Walk for PH Research fundraisers in Ajax, Ontario since 2014.

To learn about past scholarship recipients, please click on the link below:

Resources for Patients and Caregivers

In the last 30 years, research advances have had a huge impact on the lives of PH patients and their loved ones. Discoveries in the fundamental mechanisms that cause PH have led to the development of new treatments, while increased treatment options have allowed PHighters to live longer and healthier lives. Better knowledge of the management of PH has also enabled a pan-Canadian network of specialized treatment centres to flourish. Throughout this evolution, the Canadian PHamily has grown stronger, more resilient, and more connected. Without a doubt, research developments, past, present, and future, breathe life into the PH community.

History of PH Treatment in Canada

Clinical Trials and Access to Treatment

Latest Research

Bench-To-Bedside Flow Chart
Information on how new drugs go from being developed to being administered to patients.
Evolution of PH Treatment in Canada
Information on the evolution of the PH treatment landscape over the last 30 years.
Definitions of Key Terms
Definitions of key terms related to clinical trials.
Timeline of PH Treatment in Canada
Information on key developments that have impacted the treatment of PH in Canada.
Scholarship Recipients
PHA Canada PH Research Scholarship Recipients.

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