Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research News

Findings from a preliminary investigation into diet inadequacy among seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador, a study supported by a research grant from the NL-Healthy Aging Research Program, (administered through NLCAHR), have been published by researcher Jing Yan and professor of Epidemiology, Dr. Peter Wang, with co-authors Barbara Roebothan, Ann Ryan, Zhi Chen, and Yanqing Yi in the journal BMC Public Health.

Enhancing Healthcare in NL

The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Eastern Health recently announced the third competition for research funding following from the Cameron Inquiry. The fund, Enhancing Health Care in NL, will be administered by NLCAHR. 

A Picture of Health

The latest issue of Memorial University's Face Forward features NLCAHR's Director, Dr. Stephen Bornstein discussing our innovative CHRSP methodology as an example of one of Memorial University's contributions to health and well-being in the province.

A paper by an NLCAHR-funded researcher, Yun Zhu on “Influence of pre-diagnostic cigarette smoking on colorectal cancer survivial: overall and by tumour molecular phenotype” has been published in the most recent issue of British Journal of Cancer. 

We congratulate Yun and the entire team.   In this study, the team was able to integrate information from various sources: epidemiological survey, clinical data, and genetic data. As a graduate student, Yun's research was supported by a Master's Fellowship from NLCAHR and by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute (BHCRI). 


Dr. Anne Snowdon

A webcast of Dr. Anne Snowdon's December 2013 Research Talks public lecture on Health System Innovation is now available on the NLCAHR website

Dr. Snowdon, academic chair of the International Centre for Health Innovation at the Richard Ivey School of Business, leads the Centre’s work to drive health system sustainability and productivity.  She visited St. John's last month for a public talk about what Canadians value in the healthcare system and whether the system is delivering that value.