Eight MAP researchers receive more than $18 million in federal funding

Eight researchers at MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions have received more than $18 million in federal funding from recent Canada Research Chair allocations and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) grant competitions.

Dr. Stephen Hwang, the director of MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, was one of 28 researchers to receive support in the most recent round of CIHR Foundation Grant competition. CIHR Foundation Grants provide long-term support for leading health researchers in the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research programs. This year’s competition was the final round of the Foundation Grants program.

Dr. Hwang, whose research focuses on improving the health of homeless or vulnerably housed people, received a seven-year year Foundation Grant to continue his interventions research in homelessness, housing and health.

Dr. Janet Smylie, the director of the Well Living House, a specialized Indigenous health research unit housed in MAP, was also successful in the Foundation Grant competition…

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