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MIRA IPRC Catalyst Grant

The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA), in partnership with the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care (IPRC), present the MIRA IPRC Catalyst Grant, an opportunity to conduct collaborative and interdisciplinary research focusing on pain and aging. These grants are intended to stimulate new collaborations and allow researchers to collect preliminary data to support future proposals for full-scale studies that are aligned with the mandates of MIRA and the IPRC.

MIRA’s mandate is to support interdisciplinary research in aging, and engage with older adults, healthcare providers and other key stakeholders throughout the research process while implementing a user-centered design, or design thinking, approach. MIRA’s goal is to support McMaster and its researchers as leaders in aging research, and to facilitate impactful research and knowledge translation practices that benefit older adults.

The IPRC seeks to better understand the underlying mechanisms of chronic pain to develop better prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies for acute post-operative pain and chronic pain including interventional, pharmacologic and behavioural care. The vision of the Institute is to use the conceptual model of persistent post-surgical pain, and bring together behavioural, clinical and basic scientists to develop a new understanding of chronic pain mechanisms and treatment.

2022 Project

Aimee Nelson

Corticomuscular Coherence Brain-Computer Interface to Treat Chronic Neck Pain

2021 Project

maura-marucci  Persistent post-surgical pain, postoperative cognitive dysfunction, and resilience in older people undergoing elective knee surgery: A mixed method project to explore associations and underlying mechanisms

2020 Project

SantaguidaFeasibility study to assess the added value of Integrated Musculoskeletal BiofFeedback Device (IMBED) combined with neuromuscular exercise and education (GLA-D) to decrease chronic pain in older adults with osteoarthritis

2019 Project

2019 IPRC - User-Centred Approach - PI Macedo    A user-centered approach towards the development of a pre-surgical rehabilitation program for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis

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