Supporting Research Excellence in Adult Mental Health and Care of Older Adults

Research Manitoba and Victoria Hospital Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Victoria Hospital Foundation Research Grant Program. Two new grants, totaling $69,230, have been awarded to support research excellence in adult mental health and the care of older adults.

Congratulations to our recipients!

Dr. Krista Hardy, $34,691
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Project Title: A decolonizing approach to the incorporation of traditional Indigenous ways of healing into Manitoba’s bariatric program

Dr. Corey Mackenzie, $34,539
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba
Project Title: Opportunities to promote treatment engagement among older adults referred to specialty mental health services

Victoria Hospital Foundation and Research Manitoba Program aims to fund interdisciplinary research with potential for significant impact based on scientific excellence, and relevance to adult and/or geriatric mental health, and the overall health and well-being of older adults within the Province of Manitoba.

The priority areas for the research include novel therapeutics, remote access and artificial intelligence, Indigenous health, improvements to quality of care, and/or improvements to geriatric care.

“We are very proud to work with the Victoria Hospital Foundation as this strategic partnership advances research in Manitoba,” said Karen Dunlop, CEO, Research Manitoba. “Supporting local talent and improving treatment and care for older adults will create a stronger healthier future for many Manitobans.”

“We are proud to partner with Research Manitoba to support the work of world-class researchers here in our province,” said Rhonda Chorney, Acting Executive Director of Victoria Hospital Foundation. “We are pleased to invest in local talent and work in collaboration to transform care and improve the health and well-being of Manitobans.”