News Release

REF NO.: 153

SUBJECT: Health From All Angles: Symposium Focuses on Health Research From Newfoundland and Labrador

DATE: March 17, 2010

               The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre For Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) invites media representatives to join us for the 2010 Research Symposium: Health From All Angles.
This symposium will feature presentations from researchers and graduate students who have been funded by NLCAHR in recent years and will highlight the variety of applied health research that is being conducted in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“NLCAHR has supported health research from disciplines as diverse as folklore and neuroscience”, said Dr. Stephen Bornstein, Director of NLCAHR. “Our funding programs have helped build our provincial capacity for conducting health research on topics that are important for the Newfoundland and Labrador population. We are pleased to provide an opportunity to showcase the work of these talented researchers.”
The symposium will include presentations on topics such as child nutrition, breastfeeding, healthy aging, child obesity, and palliative care, among others.
Date: Thursday, March 18 2010
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall, Memorial University
Parking: Free parking on Irwin’s Road or contact tmackenz@mun.ca for additional locations
The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research was established in September 1999 with core funding from the province’s Department of Health and Community Services, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Health Care Corporation of St. John’s (now Eastern Health).
The Centre is located administratively within Memorial University and has a mandate that covers all faculties and schools of the university, as well as researchers employed in health and community services institutions in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
NLCAHR’s mission is to contribute to the effectiveness of the health and community services system of Newfoundland and Labrador and to the physical, social, and psychological health and wellbeing of the province’s population by supporting the development and the use of applied health research.

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