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21 April 2016

MSFHR commits $1.5M to SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease

Researchers working to improve the health of Canadians living with chronic diseases received a major funding boost recently with the launch of five new national networks.

A total of $62.25 million will be invested by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to establish the SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease, which will connect researchers, health professionals, policy-makers, and patients across the country.

MSFHR is pleased to commit $1.5 million over five years to support the BC-based research activities of three networks.

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BC SUPPORT Unit launches new website

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MSFHR People

Jennifer Baumbusch (2011 Scholar) and her team received the Outstanding Scholarly Contribution to Gerontological Nursing Practice Award from the International Journal of Older People Nursing for a paper that was part of an MSFHR-funded study.

Antonio Aviña-Zubieta (2014 Scholar, 2006 Trainee) has been awarded the BC Lupus Research Award for Excellence in Research & Mentoring.


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