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QHS projects awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has awarded over $288,000 to Queen’s Health Sciences researchers for projects related to COVID-19 community care and genetic drug technologies.  

Several QHS researchers are either lead applicant, co-applicant or a collaborator on newly-awarded Partnership Development Grants and Insight Grants. They include: 

Mobilizing Community-led Action: What Helps Families Thrive in the Context of Adversity During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. 

Applicant Eva Purkey (Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine), and co-applicants Imaan Bayoumi (Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine), Colleen Davison (QHS Associate Dean, Equity and Social Accountability; Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences); Susan Bartels (Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine), and collaborator Autumn Watson (Indigenous Research Associate), received $189,062 for their project. 

Their external collaborators include the Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants. 

Personalized Genetic Drug Technologies and Medical Economies in Canada: Moral Experiment or Curative Renaissance 

Dr. Annette’s Hay (Associate Professor, Department of Medicine; Senior Investigator with the Canadian Cancer Trials Group) is co-applicant on this project that received $99,730. She is joined from Queen’s by collaborator Judy Needham (Chair of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group Patient Representatives Committee). 

The lead applicant is Jennifer Bell (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto); and other external co-applicants include Lynda Balneaves (Associate Professor, University of Manitoba), Kelvin Chan (Associate Professor, University of Toronto), and Kieran O’Doherty (Professor, University of Guelph). 

Please see Dr. Hay’s Cinq à Sept Research Talk, On Gratitude, Impatience, and Cell Therapy

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