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May 11, 2017

UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL RESEARCHER ANIK GIGUÈRE RECEIVES $637,600 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING

SOVAR is pleased to acknowledge that the team led by Université Laval Faculty of Medicine researcher Anik Giguère has recently been granted $637,600 from the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN). SOVAR has been involved in the team’s advanced development project for over three years. Under Ms. Giguère’s supervision, the support will be used to fund a collaboration with the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale (the National Capital region’s Integrated University Centre for Health and Social Services). This grant is part of a larger budget totalling $2,557,818, most of which is funded by the CFN, earmarked for various university-based research teams in four Canadian provinces.

The project led by Ms. Giguère is aimed at implementing several new technologies including the one for the Decision box. This technology had already garnered $459,264 in funding in 2015 from the Government of Quebec’s PSVT Program (Transfer and Development Support Program).

In pursuing their research, the scientists hope to better target seniors who are losing their independence or are at risk of losing their independence. The goal of the technologies under development is to engage seniors and their carers in the preparation of a care plan and to improve the coordination of health services as well as the integration of community services.

For additional information, please link to the following webpage:

http://www.nce-rce.gc.ca/NetworksCentres-CentresReseaux/NCE-RCE/CFN_eng.asp