Latest Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative funds New Projects

SRS faculty were successful in the latest Labarge funding opportunity, congratulations to Julie Richardson and Brenda Vjkljan.

Julie Richardson and her graduate student are part of a team who will be receiving $63,124 over 2 years  for their project “Evaluating the impact of the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal on knowledge,  behavioural  intentions  and  health  behaviours  related  to  physical  mobility” (Maureen Dobbins, Sarah Neil-Sztramko, Julie Richardson, Jenna Smith, Susannah Watson)

Julie Richardson is also part of a team to receive $81,500 for one year or their project “Optimal Prescribing  to  Enhance  Mobility  Among  Seniors:  A  GeriMedRisk-TAPERMD  collaboration” (Joanne Ho, Dee Mangin, Andrew Costa, Gordon Guyatt, Anne Holbrook, Reza Mirza, Julie Richardson, Justin Lee, Lehana Thabane, Kristina Frizzle).

Congratulations to Brenda Vjkljan who received $66,445 over two years for her project “Improving confidence and behind-the-wheel   skills:   Evaluating   the   feasibility   of   an   older   driver-health   promotion intervention to optimize safe mobility” (Brenda Vrkljan, Jessica Gish, Lauren Griffith).

More information about the Labarge Optimal Aging projects can be found here.

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