Director: Dr. Stephen Bornstein
The CAHR was established in September, 1999 as a partnership among the University, the Department of Health and Community Services of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Health Care Corporation of St. John's. The mandate of the Centre is to increase the capacity for applied health research in the province. Applied health research consists of research addressing issues in health that are relevant to public policy and clinical decision making. Health, in turn, is defined very broadly to include all aspects of the physical and mental health and well being of individuals and communities.
CAHR places a strong emphasis on inter-disciplinary approaches to health and health research, and works towards fostering and supporting inter-faculty collaborations. The Centre also serves as a bridge between university researchers and decision-makers in government, the provincial health-care system, and community organizations. The Centre helps to fund health research in Newfoundland and Labrador by organizing an annual competition in which it awards a number of project grants and seed grants through a peer-reviewed evaluation process. It also helps to fund research training in applied health by awarding fellowships at the master's, doctoral and postdoctoral levels. For further information contact:
Centre for Applied Health Research
Suite 300, 95 Bonaventure Avenue
St. John's, NL A1B 2X5
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