Because of current fiscal uncertainties, NLCAHR will be delaying the launch of our 2016 Awards Program competition until the provincial budget has been announced and its impact on the availability of program funds at NLCAHR has been clarified. We regret the inconvenience this may cause for potential applicants and will do our best to get the NLCAHR Awards Program launched as soon as possible. Updates about the program will be posted on our website here: http://www.nlcahr.mun.ca/Funding/NLCAHR/
The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Eastern Health have funded five research projects under the final competition for research funding following from the Cameron Inquiry. The fund, Enhancing Health Care in NL, administered by NLCAHR, was established to support increased research and evaluation activities aimed at improving healthcare for patients in this province, including those with cancer.
NLCAHR's program of Research Exchange Groups is growing in leaps and bounds.
The webcast of HEALTHFORUM 2015, the October 27th provincial discussion and debate on health and healthcare is now available for viewing on our website http://www.nlcahr.mun.ca/HEALTH2015.php
Seven research projects have been awarded a total of $122,000 under the 2015 Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) Awards Program. NLCAHR funds research that aligns with the Centre’s mandate: to meet the challenges of population health and health services in Newfoundland and Labrador; to address health promotion and wellness; and to promote the efficiency and effectiveness of the provincial health system. Thirty applicants submitted proposals to this year’s program. They included Master’s students, Doctoral candidates, and faculty researchers from a range of disciplines who are either developing or proposing applied health research projects. We extend our sincere thanks to all who applied and to the peer reviewers who assessed their applications.