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Ottawa invests in McMaster's healthy aging research

McMaster University has received $417,500 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for research projects that analyze data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada is providing a total of $1.7 million to support 25 projects to be carried out by researchers across the country to use and analyze baseline CLSA data to answer important health questions. McMaster University, the host institution of the CLSA, received the largest allocation of funding, with support going to six research teams.

The CLSA is a national research platform that focuses on health and aging. The platform allows researchers to answer critical questions on the biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of aging, disability and disease. Launched in 2010, the CLSA is led by principal investigator Parminder Raina, a professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact. Susan Kirkland of Dalhousie University and Christina Wolfson of McGill University are co-principal investigators.

 

See the full story and list of projects here.