Three new Health Research Training Platforms funded in IHDCYH's mandate area

We are pleased to announce that IHDCYH is supporting the following three Health Research Training Platforms (HRTP) among the 13 unique training programs funded by CIHR:

  • Susan Samuel (University of Calgary) - Empowering Next-generation Researchers in perinatal and Child Health (ENRICH)
  • Nicole Letourneau (University of Calgary) - Alliance against Violence and Adversity (AVA): Health and Social Services Research Training Platform for System and Population Transformations in Girls’ and Women’s Health
  • Amy Metcalfe (University of Calgary) - GROWW (Guiding interdisciplinary Research On cis- and trans-gendered Women’s and girls health and Wellbeing)

The HRTP will embed early career researchers and trainees in collaborative health research teams with the goal of increasing their career prospects and building Canadian health research capacity. Through HRTP, participants will conduct research while receiving extensive mentorship and training that goes beyond what standard research training programs usually offer, covering academic, science policy, and professional development skills, such as grant writing, project management, science communication, interdisciplinary research, open science, and knowledge mobilization, among other areas.

With this investment of $31.1M over six years, 13 interdisciplinary teams will be set up across the country, where researchers will receive training and development opportunities and build Canada’s research capacity in areas ranging from girls’ and women’s health, to dementia, kidney disease, diabetes and obesity, seniors’ health, and the mental health of LGBTQ/2S populations, among others.

The Government of Canada is providing funding for this investment through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada, in partnership with the B.C. Women’s Health Foundation, Egale Canada, and Mitacs. Read the full news release.

Congratulations to the 13 teams funded in this initiative! IHDCYH is looking forward to sharing your innovative and important work as these projects get underway!

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