June 8, 2017

Funding Opportunities

2017 GRH Clinical Research Grant New!

Call for Applications is now OPEN!

The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to offer this unique funding opportunity:

  • To support well-defined, innovative and feasible research studies that are of high quality, relevant to GRH patient populations and have the potential to impact clinical practice and/or improve health outcomes.
  • To build research capacity at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital by providing opportunities for front-line (nursing and allied health professionals) to be engaged in the research process by addressing a clinical issue (enhance research skills, increase understanding of research administration and processes).
  • To provide support for clinical research that is relevant and translatable to improving one of the four pillars of research:
    • Understanding Child Developmental Health
    • Improving Function for People with Chronic Conditions
    • Advancing Function Through Assistive Technology, and
    • Anticipating the Needs of an Aging Population

Deadline: October 20, 2017

For more information, click HERE.

Important Announcements

Welcome to all the students who registered for this year’s Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research!

The Faculty of Nursing seeks to create and sustain a culture of undergraduate research through the the weekly two-hour seminar series held over eight weeks. The event raises students’ awareness of and interest in research through a rich breadth of speakers engaged in a broad range of research and methods. Students are supported in developing the tools for research by ensuring ongoing opportunities for open discussion and increased awareness of essential research components and opportunities. Student engagement in research is fostered through networking, learning necessary research skills, and participation in the annual poster presentation, scheduled for July 26.

Job Opportunity: Post Doctoral Fellowship, Child Health Research & Policy, Owerko Centre

Position Description

Area: Child Health Research & Policy
Duration: One year, renewable for a 2nd year
Start Date: Before January, 2018
Annual Stipend: $45000 per annum (plus benefits)

The Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary are accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF). The PDF will lead research to examine family use of services across sectors for children at risk of, or with, neurodevelopmental disability (NDD). PDF supervision will be provided by: (1) Dr. Suzanne Tough, Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences and Scientific Advisor to PolicyWise for Children & Families; and (2) Dr. Jennifer Zwicker, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Director of Health Policy, School of Public Policy. Additional direct mentorship will be provided by Dr. Kiran Pohar Manhas, Fellow in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. This fellowship may also offer a secondment to PolicyWise for Children & Families, a not-for-profit research organization involved in analyses of cross-ministerial, linked administrative data.

Job Description:

The position requires independent analysis and research, within a team approach in a fast moving and changing environment, often involving multiple stakeholders. The PDF will contribute to refining the research questions and methods, and will have the opportunity to lead a multi-pronged program of research using a mixed methods approach to assess family use of services across sectors for young children at risk of, or with, NDD. The anticipated methods to undertake this research could include analysis of the All Our Families (AOF) community-based, longitudinal pregnancy cohort data; qualitative inquiry with families, cross-sectional analysis of the cross-ministerial, linked administrative data housed at PolicyWise for Children & Families. Research outcomes will inform policy development for service navigation and utilization.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Programs & Events

30th Annual Research Conference: Call for Abstracts
“Closing the Gap: Research and Scholarship in a Clinical World”

The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University & the Iota Omicron Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Date: November 10, 2017
Location: BEST WESTERN PLUS Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
591 Wellington Road South
London, ON N6C 4R3
Toll Free and Direct-Line: 1-888-232-6747 or 519-681-7151

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: September 10, 2017

For more information and to register, click HERE.


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