Sprout Grant 2019-2020

SHRF and SCPOR are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Sprout Grant.

This opportunity cultivates patient-oriented research teams in Saskatchewan and furthers the work of the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) to build capacity and collaborations to conduct responsive, equitable, innovative and patient-oriented research.


SPROUT helps patient-oriented research grow!

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What inspires patient-oriented research? Read the backstory behind 2018 SPROUT recipient Dr. Gary Groot’s research program that looks at developing culturally-responsive supports for Indigenous cancer patients. Read the story here.


Past SPROUT Recipients

2018-19 Sprout Grant Recipients

Paul Babyn University of Saskatchewan Improving lung cancer diagnosis with novel artificial intelligence imaging analytics

Jill Bally University of Saskatchewan Supporting Indigenous Family Caregivers of Children with Life-Threatening and Life-Limiting Illness in Saskatchewan

Brenna Bath University of Saskatchewan A Community-Informed Team and Technology Approach to Chronic Back Pain Management in Partnership with a Northern Saskatchewan Cree First Nation

Roslyn Compton University of Saskatchewan Towards Improving the Quality of Life for Long Term Care Residents: Exploring the Current Factors Affecting Healthcare Provision and Health Outcomes

Anthony de Padua University of Saskatchewan Exploring the Experiences of Spirituality and Healing for Indigenous people living with HIV and the Co-creation of a Circle for Healing

Sarah Donkers University of Saskatchewan Individualized Behaviour Change Strategies for Physical Activity in Multiple Sclerosis

Tasha Epp University of Saskatchewan Pets and people in the gap: identifying perspectives on pets and pet health, working towards community-derived interventions to promote community health in communities under-served by veterinarians in Saskatchewan

Juan-Nicolas Pena-Sanchez University of Saskatchewan Understanding and advocating for Miyo-Māhcihowin (good health and well-being) among Indigenous Peoples living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Noelle Rohatinsky University of Saskatchewan Healthcare Utilization and Access to Care in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Rural Saskatchewan

2017-18 Sprout Grant Recipients

Catherine Arnold University of Saskatchewan A Collaborative Approach to Comprehensive Screening and Assessment of Fall Risk for Older Adults across the Continuum of Care in Saskatchewan

Angela Bowen University of Saskatchewan Bringing Birth Back: Improving Access to Culturally Safe Birth in Saskatchewan

Gary Groot University of Saskatchewan Sâkipakâwin - Assessing the Support Needs for Saskatchewan Indigenous Cancer Patients and their Families: a Multi-method Study

Saija Kontulainen University of Saskatchewan Efficacy of Nordic walking to improve physical function, quality of life and posture in women with osteoporosis, history of vertebral fracture or hyperkyphosis

Geoffrey Maina University of Saskatchewan Exploring the needs for and developing resources for families affected by addiction in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Holly Mansell University of Saskatchewan Improving health outcomes of kidney recipients: A randomized controlled trial of a pre-transplant education intervention

Ivar Mendez University of Saskatchewan Development and evaluation of a remote robotic ultrasound clinic model to improve access to medical imaging in rural, remote and Indigenous communities