Are gender gaps due to evaluations of the applicant or the science? A natural experiment at a national funding agency

March 7, 2019

CFN Co-Investigator Holly Witteman, CFN Board Member Sharon Straus, and team addressed the question, Are gender gaps [in research funding] due to evaluations of the applicant or the science? “…our study provides empirical evidence from a natural experiment that gender gaps in grant funding stem from women being evaluated less favourably as principal investigators, not…

Heart failure awareness can make the difference

February 14, 2019

“When team members in long-term care combine their personal knowledge of the residents they serve with specialized training through the RIA’s Core Heart Team initiative, a great opportunity to enhance quality of life emerges.” Read about CFN Principal Investigator, George Heckman’s initiative to help care staff recognize heart failure. Read Full Article

CFN Investigators featured in first CLSA report on health and aging in Canada

February 11, 2019

Stay tuned to our website for more information regarding a CFN-CLSA partnership in development!! The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), Canada’s largest and most comprehensive study on the health and well-being of the country’s aging population, today released The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Report on Health and Aging in Canada: Findings from Baseline Data…

Call for proposals open. CFN National Conference on Frailty 2019: Innovation and Collaboration for Impact

January 23, 2019

Frailty matters. 1.2 million Canadians 65-plus live with frailty, as do 2.5 million Canadians who are their caregivers and hundreds of thousands more in our healthcare workforce. CFN is Canada’s only national network dedicated to older Canadians living with frailty and all responsible for their well-being.  The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is inviting innovators to submit their…

Statins use in LTC residents — comparing intensive- and moderate-doses on one-year survival

January 14, 2019

Researchers from one of CFN’s Strategic Impact Grants had study results and implications for care published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on January 14, 2019. Read the article: One-year survival and admission to hospital for cardiovascular events among older residents of long-term care facilities who were prescribed intensive- and moderate-dose statins. Why is this…

Federal funding may be ending, but frailty still matters

January 11, 2019

Canadian Frailty Network Scientific Director and CEO, Dr. John Muscedere and CFN Board Chair Russell Williams weigh-in on the effects of the phasing out of the federally funded Networks of Centres of Excellence Program. “…the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) was funded under the NCE program in 2012 and is Canada’s only network focused on improving…

Hospitals are needlessly risky for older Canadians living with frailty

December 14, 2018

Read the latest op-ed from CFN Investigators George Heckman and Paul Hébert Hospitals are needlessly risky for older Canadians living with frailty. The downside to living longer is chronic illness. Identifying vulnerable patients early is vital, and there is a way. This article includes results from a CFN-funded project, “Care of frail, acutely ill older persons: Making…