CIHR Institute of Aging supports research as part of the COVID-19 rapid research response

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased that the CIHR Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) is supporting seven COVID-19 research projects as part of the recent announcement from the Government of Canada in collaboration with provincial partners in the COVID-19 May 2020 Rapid Research Response. The overall funding by CIHR and its partners is $102.6M.

The following research projects advance our mandate to improve the lives of older adults and will provide critical information on the impact of the pandemic on this vulnerable population. Findings from these research projects will inform decision-making on how to improve diagnosis and treatment of older adults with COVID-19.

As our older adults continue to be greatly and disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, CIHR-IA is prioritizing investments in research that seek to understand the many challenges associated with this virus on older adults. I wish to congratulate these grant recipients and I look forward to announcing other new successful research projects over the coming weeks.


Dr. Jane Rylett
Scientific Director, Institute of Aging

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