CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Rick Sawatzky, along with Dr. Robyn Cohen (Jewish General Hospital) and Dr. Kelli Stajduhar (University of Victoria) are principal investigators on a one-year research project funded by the Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN), Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program. The study will explore the integration of quality of life assessments into acute care for older adults with chronic and life-limiting illness. Read more
Intersectional Identities and Interlocking Oppressions
Dr. Sharon Koehn of the Centre for Healthy Aging At Providence (CHAP) is a co-investigator on a grant that will investigate “Stories of the everyday among ethnocultural older adults in Canada.” Dr. Koehn and Dr. Shari Brotman (McGill University; PI) will explore stories of aging among diverse older adults in British Columbia and Quebec, two culturally and geographically distinct Canadian provinces. They will address experiences of multiple marginalization, including ageism, racism, sexism and heterosexual bias.
Dr. Levin Receives National Award for Research Excellence
CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Adeera Levin has received the 2014 Medal for Research Excellence from the Kidney Foundation of Canada. The medal is awarded to a Canadian resident for their excellence in national and international kidney-related research. Congratulations!
International Innovation: Orphan Drug Development
The magazine International Innovation profiledCHÉOS Scientist Dr. Larry Lynd and interviewed him about his research on drug development for rare diseases (also known as orphan diseases). Read about orphan diseases starting on page 116.