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McMaster receives over $13M in funding on healthcare research projects

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care awarded a total of $13M to McMaster as part of the ongoing initiative to ensure the delivery of quality health care for all Ontarians. The Health System Research Fund competition funded four projects to McMaster researchers from a total of only eleven applications chosen for funding. In addition, McMaster will be the lead university of a study on the effectiveness of provincial pharmacy-led medication programs.

The four research teams will examine and address issues that are a high-priority for the MOHLTC and for Ontario’s citizens. The four projects are:

  • Healthier Built Environments: an Opportunity for Innovation in Mental Health and Obesity Policy led by Jim Dunn, Associate Professor, Department of Health, Aging and Society
  • Ontario Child Health Study Sequel, led by Michael Boyle, Canada Research Chair in the Social Determinants of Child Health, and Katholiki Georgiades, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
  • Harnessing Evidence and Values for Health System Excellence led by John Lavis, Professor and Director of the McMaster Health Forum and Jeremiah Hurley, Professor and Chair of Economics
  • Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, led by Maureen Markle-Reid, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Aging, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Interventions and Jenny Ploeg, Professor, School of Nursing


In addition, Fostering Innovation and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Ontario Pharmacist-led Medication Management Programs led by Lisa Dolovich, Research Director and Associate Professor, Family Medicine at McMaster and Nancy Waite, University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy will assess such programs as MedCheck and evaluate new services to reduce inappropriate medication use in the elderly.

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