CIHR funding helps Brock research impact of COVID-19 on youth – Brock News

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt by all, but new Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding announced Thursday, Dec. 9 will help Brock researchers examine how the pandemic has impacted Canadian adolescents.

In June, the CIHR launched research funding opportunities to generate evidence to better understand and help mitigate the impact of the pandemic on children, youth and families in Canada, as well as for research that would support COVID-19 vaccination programs.

On Thursday, Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos announced the Government of Canada’s $13.7-million support of 89 COVID-19 research projects, including that of Brock University Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Karen Patte and Postdoctoral Fellow Markus Duncan, as well as Assistant Professor of Child and Youth Students Heather Ramey.

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