Funding for Research on Aging: Congratulations to the NL-HARP Winners

Apr 29th, 2015


healthy aging
Funding for Research on Aging: Congratulations to the NL-HARP Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 NL-HARP Awards.

 Project Grants:  These grants enable a team of locally-led researchers to be assembled to conduct research on a topic related to healthy aging.

  • Dr. Marshall Godwin, Professor, Family Practice Unit; Director, Primary Healthcare Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University – Descriptive Analysis of the Health and Health Services Utilization of Very Elderly Newfoundlanders ($30,000).
  • Dr. Rick Audas, Associate Professor, Health Statistics and Economics, Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University – Chronic Pain and Aging in Newfoundland and Labrador: a Quality of Life and Health Care Utilization Profile ($30,000).
  • Dr. Roberta Didonato, Department of Psychology, Memorial University – Do Visual Enhancements of Healthcare Instructions Improve Learning and Memory Performance in Older Adults? ($20,000)

Seed Grants: These grants support the development of research teams in Newfoundland and Labrador capable of obtaining funding from national and international granting agencies in the area of applied health research.

  • Dr. Caroline Porr, School of Nursing, Memorial University – Developing and Testing a Dialect-Sensitive and Culturally Appropriate Diabetes Educational Tool for Older Adults of Rural Newfoundland and Labrador ($9,480).
  • Dr. Marilyn Porter, Research Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, Memorial University – Grandmothers on the Move: Older Women Immigrants and Healthy Aging ($10,000).

 Doctoral Dissertation Award: This grant category helps doctoral candidates to cover the costs of their research and its dissemination.

  • Jennifer Woodrow, Community Health and Humanities, Memorial University – Osteoarthritis in Newfoundland and Labrador: An Examination of Prevalence, Incidence, Comorbidity, Financial Burden and Accessibility to Care ($2,000).
  • Nicholas Snow, Physical Therapy, UBC – Using Long-Term Aerobic Exercise to Modulate Corticospinal Excitability and Intracortical Networks in Sedentary Younger and Older Adults ($7,500).

 Our thanks to the many researchers and graduate students who applied for funding under NL-HARP this year; we also appreciate the valuable work of our Peer Review Committee who assessed all applications received.


Press Release from the Provincial Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development:


Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000