The SHIVA research project wins the fourth Hospital-University Research in Health call for proposals

On June 24th 2019, the 15 winners of the fourth “Hospital-University Research in Health” call for proposals, part of the Investments for the Future Program (PIA), were announced. The SHIVA research project, led by the University of Bordeaux’s Stéphanie Debette and the Bordeaux University Hospital, was one of the winners.

  • 08/07/2019

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The SHIVA research project aims at preventing and halting cognitive decline and dementia by tackling the small cerebral vessel diseases that cause the illnesses. The project was awarded €8,201,379 and is led by Stéphanie Debette, professor of epidemiology, hospital practitioner in neurology at Bordeaux University Hospital, and Vice-president for external relations at the University of Bordeaux.

On June 24th 2019, Agnès Buzyn, Minister of Solidarity and Health, Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Guillaume Boudy, General Secretary for Investment, announced the results.

The Hospital-University Research in Health call for proposals

The “Hospital-University Research in Health” (RHU) call for proposals is part of the Investments for the Future Program (PIA), managed by the French National Research Agency (ANR). Focused on translational research, the RHU projects bring together academic, hospital and business sectors. They aim to support innovative and large-scale research projects relating to health, and each project receives between 5 and 10 million Euros.

During the fourth call, an international jury examined 67 proposals to see whether they met criteria such as scientific quality, innovation, and potential medical and socio-economic impact. The jury selected 15 projects to finance, covering various therapeutic areas and medical needs.

These results demonstrate both the excellence and the potential of French biomedical research, along with its ability to propose innovations in patient care. Approaches towards new drugs and new diagnostic tools with the help of digital technologies and “big data” will thus be financed for a total of 121 million Euros.

> Find out more: Ministry of Solidarity and Health website (in French)