Research Funding Promotes Healthy Aging
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.