CIHR, SHRF provides funding for SPHERU researchers

June 1, 2017

Two of SPHERU’s researchers learned they received funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research.

Dr. Sylvia Abonyi applied and received nearly $20,000 from CIHR to support her project, “Disparities in Respiratory Health Among First Nations People: Assess, Redress, Re-assess. Sharing Knowledge & Experience, Revealing Priorities & Directions.”

Dr. Abonyi submitted the application to the Planning and Dissemination Grant -- Institute Community Support competition. The Saskatchewan provided $6,000 for the project.

Dr. Michelle Stewart was also successful in receiving a CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant.

Her project, “Toward a Participatory Framework on the Social Determinants of Health of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder,” was approved for nearly $20,000 in funding for the next year.

CIHR provides $17.7 million in funding   

In May, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced they will invest a total of $17.7 million dollars in nine intersectoral prevention research projects.

Dr. Lise Gauvin’s research team at Université de Montreal and CRCHUM  (University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre) were one of the nine teams recognized to receive funding. Dr. Gauvin and her team will receive $2 million of this investment to determine ways to make built environments in four cities across the country more favourable to healthy eating and physical activity.

SPHERU’s Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine and Dr. Cory Neudorf will be working with Dr. Gauvin and her team as they prepare to launch MUSE (Multisectoral Urban systems for Health and Equity in Canadian cities).


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