Research Funding Promotes Healthy Aging

Jul 7th, 2016


NL HARP Awards
Research Funding Promotes Healthy Aging

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. Erin Cameron (School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University) The Female Aging Body (FAB) Project: Understanding Perspectives on Health, Body Image, and the Aging Body to Inform Healthy Aging Policy and Practice ($27,500).
  • Dr. Peter Wang (Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University) Prevention of Colorectal Cancer with Lifestyle Modifications Bridging Research, Health Awareness and Practice in Newfoundland and Labrador ($30,000).

 Master’s Research Grants:

 This grant category helps Master’s candidates cover the cost of their research and dissemination.

  • Douglas Dorward (Master’s of Science Candidate in Clinical Epidemiology, Memorial University) The Necessity of the Patient Sitting Alone in a Quiet Room for the Measurement of Blood Pressure Using a BpTRU Device ($5,000).
  • Beraki Abraha (Master’s of Science Candidate in Neuroscience, Memorial University) Can Exercise Stimulate the Brain? Measuring the Effects of Vigorous Exercise on Brain Excitability in Older People with Chronic Stroke ($5,000).
  • Ishor Sharma (Master’s of Science Candidate in Community Health, Memorial University)- Dietary Inflammatory Index and its Impact on Colorectal Cancer Patients’ Survival: a Population-based Cohort Study in Newfoundland and Labardor ($5,000).

 Doctoral Research Grants:

This grant category helps doctoral candidates in covering the cost of their research and dissemination.

  • Mei Li (PhD Candidate, Division of Community Health and Humanities, Memorial University) Family Caregiver Experiences in Rural Newfoundland and Labrador: The Challenge of Patient Relocation to Receive Treatment ($7,500).
  • Jill Bruneau (PhD Candidate, School of Nursing, Memorial University) Developing and Testing a Cardiovascular Health Assessment Screening Program for Healthy Aging ($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.  

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