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Funding opportunity for undergraduate summer students

April 15, 2013

Canadian Frailty Network is offering funding for undergraduate summer students.  Mentoring and development of highly qualified personnel (HQP) is an important component of CFN’s mandate, and our funding from the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program. The 2013 Summer Student Awards have been designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary summer experience, while developing…

Canadian researchers receive $1.2 million investment from Canadian Frailty Network

April 4, 2013

Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) has announced seven awards funding patient-centred research projects. “Today’s announcement about the first research funding competition is a major milestone for our new Network”, said CFN Board Chair, the Honourable Sharon Carstairs. “The funded projects will ultimately allow health care providers and professionals to provide seriously-ill elderly patients, their families and…

Network Seeks Scientific Director

February 15, 2013

The Canadian Frailty Network seeks an exceptional leader with the vision to effect positive change in discovery, practice and policy in Canada to be its Scientific Director. The Network was established in July 2012 as one of Canada’s national Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)…“To improve the care of the seriously ill elderly patients and…

Interim Scientific Director Appointed

January 25, 2013

The Board of Directors of Canadian Frailty Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard Birtwhistle, MD, MSc, FCFP as Interim Scientific Director, effective February 1, 2013. Dr. Birtwhistle is a family physician and clinical epidemiologist. He is a Professor in the departments of Family Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology in the…

Network Launches First Funding Competition

September 21, 2012

Canadian Frailty Network Board of Directors has launched its first funding competition, with a Request for Proposals.  Funding will be preferentially awarded to research that fills gaps in current research, and pushes research into application. Preference will be given to projects that would not be funded by other granting agencies and fit the following criteria:…