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Four MIRA researchers receive funding from the Ontario Research Fund and the Early Researcher Awards Program

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Published: July 13, 2021

Four ​MIRA researchers received funding from the Ontario Research Fund and the Early Researcher Awards Program, designed to support the development of homegrown ideas, products and technologies.

Marla Beauchamp, assistant professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science and Rebecca Gannan, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, received Early Research Awards to help build their research programs.

The awards recognize promising researchers and their potential to become world-class innovators and are funded to a maximum of $140,000 from the government, with matching funding of $50,000 from the University over the next five years.

The focus of work for both researchers is mobility among older adults. Beauchamp will look at screening tools for fall prevention and Gannan will seek to promote physical and community mobility for people over 55 living in Hamilton experiencing health inequities.

Two MIRA researchers were awarded funding from the Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure program, the provincial match to previously awarded CFI awards.

Recipients include:

Baraa Al-Khazraji, assistant Professor, Kinesiology, received $160,000 for her project: Cerebrovascular hemodynamics in health and disease.

Dylan Kobsar, assistant professor, Kinesiology, received $80,000 for his project: Optical and wearable motion capture system for precision medicine solutions in osteoarthritis

Karen Mossman, McMaster’s vice-president, research, recognized the importance of the provincial investment in expanding the University’s research enterprise.

“This funding will allow these exceptional researchers to grow their research teams, upgrade their lab equipment and train the next generation of researchers,” she says.

This article was first published on Brighter World. For the full list of award recipients and the article in its entirety, read the original article.

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