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The LevMax-Health Program leverages the strengths of partners and maximizes the benefits for Alberta.

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LevMax-Health Funding Awardees 2023

The table below contains investment results for six Alberta-based researchers from the LevMax-Health: Tri-Agency Fall 2022 competition. The total value for all six projects is ~$4.8 million with ~$3.3 million contributed from Alberta Innovates. Projects will run from February 2023 to January 2026.

Congratulations to these six researchers and their outstanding work to advance Digital Health in Alberta!

Lead Applicant LevMax-Health Stream Project Title Contact Award Amount
Athanasios Zovoilis, MD, PhD, ULethbridge LevMax-Health: Tri Agency Fall 2022 Fusing imaging of neural and behavioral activity with third generation sequencing and single cell epitranscriptome analysis Website $210,000
Bo Cao, PhD, UAlberta LevMax-Health: Tri Agency Fall 2022 Individualized prospective prediction of opioid overdose using machine learning Website $259,651
Carla Prado,
PhD, UAlberta
LevMax-Health: Tri Agency Fall 2022 Using a Novel, Digital, and Multimodal Platform to Optimize Waist Circumference, Body Composition and Cardiovascular Health in Endometrial Cancer Survivors Website $1,000,000
David Campbell, MD, PhD, UCalgary LevMax-Health: Tri Agency Fall 2022 Preventing medication complications during AcUte illness through Symptom Evaluation and sick day guidance: A Patient-Centered Digital Health Intervention Website $277,000
Kara Schick-Makaroff,
PhD, UAlberta
LevMax-Health: Tri Agency Fall 2022


“Re: CBT Dialysis” – A realist evaluation: Why, for whom, in what circumstances does CBT work for people with depressive symptoms receiving dialysis? Website $1,000,000
Tolulope Sajobi, PhD, UCalgary LevMax-Health: Tri Agency Fall 2022 Characterizing patient preferences and personalizing risk information for optimal patient-centered management of coronary artery disease Website $510,000

LevMax-Health Fall 2022

This opportunity seeks to leverage high-quality, Alberta-based applications from Tri-Agency competitions to advance Digital Health in Alberta.  

Tri-Agency includes Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as well as CIHR Institutes.   

This specific funding opportunity has four thematic areas for consideration:  

  1. Talent
  2. Research 
  3. Commercialization 
  4. Health System Transformation 

 LevMax-Health Program objectives are to:  

  • Support research and innovation clients in Alberta to advance Digital Health.
  • Leverage partner relationships to advance Digital Health innovation in Alberta.
  • Increase the number of projects using real-world data to develop Digital Health technologies.

Project Eligibility  

*The LevMax competition is not open to individual scholarship or fellowship applications submitted by graduate students or postdoctoral fellows.*

Projects must: 

  • Align with the objectives of the LevMax-Health Program.
  • The Nominated Principal Applicant must be based in Alberta.
  • Have applied to a Tri-agency competition within a specified date (see below) and met eligibility but have been deemed unsuccessful.
    • An application must have competition scores and peer review comments.
    • Top-ups or supplemental prizes are not eligible for funding.
  • Align with one of the thematic areas:
    • Talent
    • Research
    • Commercialization
    • Health System Transformation
  • Complete an Alberta Innovates Relevance Form


The LevMax-Health program will contribute to the project’s original Tri-agency application budget, up to $1,000,000 CAD, or whichever is less, for a maximum term of 36 months. 

Application Process 

If you have received results from a Tri-agency competition from April 1, 2022, to September 30, 2022, then the following dates apply:

  • Application Deadline: November 18, 2022 
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: Early December 2022 
  • Funding Start Date: Mid-February 2023 

Complete the application form in the Alberta Innovates online grants portal.

Application Resources


2022 Recipients of LevMax-Health: CIHR Computer Modeling & Simulation Competition

Lead Applicant  LevMax-Health Stream  Project Title  Contact  Award Amount 
Na Li,
PhD, UCalgary 
LevMax-Health: CIHR Computer Modeling & Simulation 


Developing Federated Learning Strategies for Disease Surveillance Using Cross-Jurisdiction Electronic Medical Records without Data Sharing: With Applications to Sepsis Detection 


Website  $150,000 
Quan Long,
PhD, UCalgary 
LevMax-Health: CIHR Computer Modeling & Simulation  Building genetic-based predictors using “borrowed data-bridge”: Development of a new model and application to risk prediction in child and adolescent psychiatric disorders 


Website  $150,000 
Roberto Carlos Sotero Diaz, PhD, UCalgary  LevMax-Health: CIHR Computer Modeling & Simulation  Single-subject predictors of autism spectrum disorder via next-generation machine learning models 


Website  $150,000