Dr. Kevin Woo earns two major research awards
Dr. Kevin Woo, an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, has received an Order of Merit Award from the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and a grant of over $500,000 from the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).
The CNA’s Order of Merit Award honours nursing leaders for their significant contributions to advancing the nursing profession and the health of people in Canada. The CABHI is a solution accelerator focused on directing innovation in the aging and brain sector.
For over 20 years Dr. Woo has sustained a prolific research career, focusing on topics such as chronic disease management, knowledge translation and patient safety. By blending his research with an active clinical practice, he has had an immediate and profound impact on the health of people living in Canada. As an Associate Professor, Dr. Woo has dedicated time to mentoring and educating students, healthcare-care professionals, and patients on wound care prevention.
Currently, Dr. Woo is working along side Queen’s PhD student Jake Tran. Their research project, which has received funding from the CABHI, aims to prevent pressure injuries sustained in hospitals by monitoring skin temperature, pressure and moisture of high-risk elderly patients.