More than $2 million announced for multi-year, UBC Okanagan-led health research

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Three IHLCDP Associate Members have received CIHR grants.

Major grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will support three multi-year projects led by UBC Okanagan researchers.

The funding is granted through CIHR’s Project Grant: Fall 2023 competition, which is designed to support ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, research, care, systems and/or outcomes. Three researchers from UBCO’s Faculty of Health and Social Development were awarded grants for their projects related to youth mental health, medical assistance in dying (MAID) and global health equity.

Dr. Shelly Ben-David from the School of Social Work is leading a four-year project to develop a digital toolkit designed to increase the amount of underprivileged youth accessing mental health services in Canada.

In the School of Nursing, Dr. Barbara Pesut will study Track 2 MAID—the availability of medical assistance in dying (MAID) to people whose sole underlying medical conditions are serious mental disorders (now delayed until 2027).

The final project is focused on health equity and led by Dr. Katrina Plamondon from the School of Nursing with Dr. Elijah Bisung of Queen’s University, Dr. Susan J. Elliott of University of Waterloo and Dr. Elysée A. Nouvet of Western University.

Read the full story here:  Research and Innovation