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Your dollars, your impact: assessing lung function in older Canadians

Chris VerschoorPublished: February 20, 2018

A Lung Association grant has been awarded to MIRA member, Chris Verschoor, M.Sc, Ph.D. Verschoor and his team from McMaster University aim to use information from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) to undertake a thorough investigation of the lifestyle, health, disease and psychosocial factors that influence lung function in older Canadian adults, specifically those who do not have any obvious cause of lung health loss.

The goal is to identify the common factors related to lung function that affect the majority of older Canadians, as well as reveal the factors most important for specific subgroups. This will greatly benefit not only the lung health of Canadians as they age, but also their ability to maintain overall health and well-being into their golden years.

“As a new investigator, the grant-in-aid funding from The Lung Association – Ontario will be a major catalyst for my career. Not only will it help me grow my research team, it will be critical in the development of my research program, allowing me to perform foundational work regarding the factors that shape lung health as we age.”

The full list of Grant-in-Aid funded projects is available here. Congratulations to Chris Verschoor!

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