The 2018 Kaye Fund Competition

The University Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual Kaye Fund Competition, a program to support innovative projects designed to benefit patients of the Kaye Edmonton Clinic and the University of Alberta Hospital

A collaboration between the Foundation, the University of Alberta Hospital site, and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, the competition is funded by a transformational
$30 million donation from Mr. Donald Kaye. Directed to advancing patient care and medical research to the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, the gift remains one of largest donations in the history of Canadian healthcare philanthropy.


Research or Quality Improvement programs and projects may include:

1. Prevention, maintenance, or care to patients suffering from illness, disease, disability, pain or suffering.

2. Medical and clinical research into the causes, prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and cures for life-threatening illnesses or chronic diseases.

3. Inter-professional collaboration of healthcare professionals to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care at one location.

4. Clinical learning opportunities for students or staff in all healthcare disciplines


In the spirit of Mr. Kaye's vision and in alignment with the AHS 2017-2020 Health Plan and Business Plan, letters of intent will be evaluated based on a demonstration of:

  • Improved patient and population outcomes, while assessing the value for investment;
  • Improved patient and family experience, which may include improved access to care, patient safety and satisfaction; and
  • Improved provider experience, which may include inter-professional collaborations of healthcare professionals and clinical learning opportunities for students or staff in all healthcare disciplines.

2018 Funding Available $1.67 Million 

The Kaye Fund Competition supports individuals or teams in the pursuit of research, innovation and quality improvement projects.

In 2017, the Kaye Fund Competition awarded almost $700,000 to recipients in support of research and quality improvement initiatives at the University of Alberta Hospital site. The inaugural research projects include seven teams working in neuroscience, oncology, nephrology and infection prevention.

In 2018, the Kaye Fund Competition will award an impressive total distribution of 
$1.67 million to recipients. Projects can range from $25,000 to $250,000.

  Download the 2018 Kaye Fund Competition Guidelines and learn more about the competition.

2017 Kaye Fund Recipients

 

 

Awardees: Dr. Fang Ba and Dr. Bin Zheng

Project Title: Stereopsis as a Visual Biomarker for Parkinson's Disease

 

Awardees: Dr. Linda Chui and Dr. Brendon Parsons

Project Title: Development of a Typing Assay for Tracking Clostridium difficile Infections in the University of Alberta Hospital

 

Awardees: Dr. Shubha De and Dr. Todd Alexander

Project Title: Establishing a Multidisciplinary Kidney Stone Clinic for Metabolic Syndrome Risk Reduction

 

Awardee: Dr. John Lewis

Project Title: Improving the Management of Prostate Cancer Using Advanced Biofluid Diagnostics

 

Awardees: Dr. Janis Miyasaki and Dr. Cary Brown

Project Title: Efficacy of Bright Light Therapy in Persons with Parkinsons Disease Suffering from Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

 

Awardee: Dr. Oleksa Rewa

Project Title: Quality Indicators for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Awardee: Dr. Frank Wuest

Project Title: Novel Radiolabeled PSMA Inhibitors for Clinical PET Imaging of Prostate Cancer 


Through his naming gift to the University Hospital Foundation, Donald Kaye has transformed years of hard work, prudent decision-making and wise investing into one of the largest donations in the history of Canadian healthcare philanthropy. And in doing so, Mr. Kaye is advancing patient care and medical research in a way that is both intently focused, and broadly based.  


 

 

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