Earl Russell Trainee Grants

Mini-grants of up to $10,000 are available annually to provide seed funding for pain research projects initiated by trainees registered at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Trainees include Medical Students, Residents, Fellows,and Post-graduate students/fellows, and must be sponsored by a member of the Faculty at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University or Lawson Health Research Institute.

Deadline: December 1st of each year
Competition Contact: Dr. Dwight Moulin,

Previous Earl Russell Trainee Grant Recipients and Research

  • 2008 Collin Clarke, Pat Morley-Forster, Keith St. Lawrence, Daron Owen. Neuro-Imaging of Lidocaine-Induced Analgesia in Complex Regional Pain. $5,000
  • 2008 Ahraaz Wyne, Rita Suri, William Clark. Pain Management and Opioid Use in End-Stage Renal Disease. $5,000
  • 2009 Corina Constantinescu, Ngozi Imasogie. Combination of Ultra-Low Dose Naloxone Infusion and Oral Tramacet for Postoperative Pain Management in Elderly Patients Undergoing Joint Replacement Surgery: A Prospective Randomized, Controlled Trial. $10,000
  • 2011 Rajarathinam Manikandan, Pat Morley-Forster. Plasma Concentrations of Ketamine and Norketamine in Patients Using Topical Application of 10% Ketamine for Neuropathic Pain. $7,850
  • 2012 Melanie Racine, Warren Nielson. Operant Learning Versus Energy Conservation Activity Pacing Interventions in a Sample of Fibromyalgia Patients: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. $10,000
  • 2013 Samantha Whiteside, Sumit Dave, Jeremy Burton, Gregor Reid. Uro-Pathogenic Bacteria Blocking Pain Receptors as a Method of Bladder Persistence and Infection. $10,000
Manikandan Rajarathinam
  • Manikandan Rajarathinam MD