MIRA AND AGE-WELL AWARD OVER $80 000 TO THREE MCMASTER TRAINEE PROJECTS
The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and AGE-WELL are proud to announce $81,000 in new funding for three McMaster trainees.
AGE-WELL, a federally funded Centre of Excellence, is dedicated to the creation of technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. These awards support outstanding McMaster graduate students who wish to commence, pursue or sustain their research training in technology and aging, with a focus on benefiting older adults and caregivers through new accessible and impactful technologies and services.
Awarded at the master’s, PhD and postdoctoral level, the selected trainee projects drive innovation in line with MIRA’s mandate to engage the older adult community — from research to evaluation and implementation.
This year’s award winners are
Dr. Isabel Rodrigues
Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medicine
Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou (Supervisor), Faculty of Health Sciences
Mapping how, where, and when sedentary behaviour occurs in older adults who are frail: A mixed methods longitudinal study
AGE-WELL MIRA Co-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship
Total Funding: $50 000
School of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. Ayse Kuspinar (Supervisor), Faculty of Health Sciences
Designing a virtually administered walking speed test for older adults
AGE-WELL MIRA Co-funded EPIC-AT Fellowship (PhD Level)
Total Funding: $16 000
Faculty of Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Qiyin Fang (Supervisor), Faculty of Engineering,
Remote monitoring of mobility and sleep patterns in older adults using context aware smart-home technology to predict abnormal aging in early Alzheimer’s onset
AGE-WELL MIRA Co-funded Master’s Scholarship
Total Funding: $15,000