Brock receives CIHR funding to support research of undergraduate students in health professional programs

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Brock receives CIHR funding to support research of undergraduate students in health professional programs

Published on May 06 2014


Four undergraduate students in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences have received funding support from CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research).

The funding opportunity will support the research involvement of health professional students targeting “the next generation of patient-oriented researchers”.

At Brock University, the student recipients were from the professional health fields of Nursing and Kinesiology.

• Nathan Berardi, Bachelor of Kinesiology, Class of 2014
• Kelsea Levesque, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Class of 2015
• Kerri-Ann Podwinski, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Class of 2015
• Stacie Thomas, Bachelor of Kinesiology, Class of 2016

This is the first time that Brock University has been able to offer this research award to students.

“The CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award represents how Brock is continuing to evolve as a place for research excellence,” says Nota Klentrou, who oversees research activities in her role as Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

“With this additional funding, our students will be able to conduct research that will be used to improve patient care in their careers as health professionals.”

The program is designed to support health professional students enrolled in undergraduate (such as nursing or dental hygiene), graduate programs (such as psychology or social work) or professional programs (such as chiropractic medicine) leading to accreditation and registration with a specific Health Professional College).

More information regarding this research award is available on the CIHR website.

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