U of S researchers receive funding to improve health care systems and practices

Three University of Saskatchewan researchers are among six recipients of the Patient-Oriented Research Leader Awards.

These jointly funded awards, announced by Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR), will provide each research leader up to $250,000 over three years to support their work with patients and provide evidence-informed improvements for the health care system, while striving to improve patient outcomes through relevant and timely research.

This award focuses on Indigenous health and/or mental health and addictions and supports research across the province, including rural and remote communities. The researchers awarded will lead the meaningful engagement and collaboration of researchers, decision makers, patients, families, communities and health care providers to address patient-identified or community-driven priorities. 

“The six funded Leaders bring experiences, partnerships and expertise that are as diverse as the patients and communities their research will serve,” says Patrick Odnokon, CEO of SHRF. “Each have made significant contributions in their respective fields and we are confident that they will inspire continued change to the way research is carried out in urban, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.” 

The following U of S researchers are recipients of this award:

  • Angela Bowen College of Nursing – Walking With Mothers: The Journey to Culturally Secure Birth in Saskatchewan
  • Gary Groot Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine – The Indigenous Health Collective: Advancing Indigenous Health Knowledge in Saskatchewan
  • Vivian Ramsden Academic Family Medicine, College of Medicine – Wellness – Building on Strengths: Working with Sturgeon Lake First Nation

To see full recipient details, visit shrf.ca/Who-We-Fund

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