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Oct-2022

$3.1 million CIHR grant funds major McMaster study on pandemic’s impact on child health

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A McMaster-led interdisciplinary team of researchers, policy and community partners is launching a major investigation into the pandemic’s impact on Canadian children and youth.

 

The study of almost 27,000 children and youth ages five to 21 is being supported by a $3.1 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced Thursday by Filomena Tassi, MP for Hamilton West – Ancaster – Dundas, on behalf of Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos.

The project is led by professor Kathy Georgiades and a team of researchers from the Offord Centre for Child Studies, a multidisciplinary research institute of the university and Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital. “Results from this study will help public officials make better decisions about health and intervention strategies.” Said Prof. Georgiades.

Georgiades will collaborate with principal investigators at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Children’s Health Policy Centre at Simon Fraser University.

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