University of Saskatchewan awarded $5M for Indigenous health research –

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202089 Views

April 1, 2020

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

The money came from a new $110.8-million, 16-year national program — Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) — led by USask faculty member and scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, Dr. Carrie Bourassa.

“Whether it’s population health data, clinical data, community-based research… data is very, very important in order to understand health disparities and to inform the health-care system,” USask medical anthropologist and member of the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Dr. Caroline Tait said in an interview with Global News.

“Through these nine health research networks across Canada, researchers, elders, and communities will work together to conduct vitally important health research based on the priorities and values of Indigenous peoples,” USask vice-president of research Karen Chad said in a statement.

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