2022 Early Career Researcher Program

Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) partnered with AGE-WELLPerley Health and Sepsis Canada to co-fund early career researchers (ECRs) in Canada, as part of the Springboard Grants Program. This competition was designed to help ECRs build skills, knowledge and allow them to develop early stage research programs such that they are competitive for future larger funding competitions. Click here for full competition details.

Projects Funded

For more details on any of the projects, please click on the project titles below:

Understanding the how frailty and physical function are related to swallowing impairments in older adults (ECR2022-03). Principal Investigator: Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald – McMaster University

Hospital Discharge Follow-up Care of ICU Patients with Preadmission Frailty (ECR2022-06). Principal Investigator: Carmel Montgomery – University of Alberta

Integrating Biomechanical Technologies with Orthopaedic Clinics to Improve Surgical Outcomes for Knee Osteoarthritis (ECR2022-08). Principal Investigator: Dylan Kobsar – McMaster University

Journey mapping patient-reported data for older adult patients with cancer (ECR2022-012). Principal Investigator: Jae-Yung Kwon – University of Victoria

Understanding the intersection of frailty, sepsis, and cancer: Rehabilitation to improve survivor outcomes (ECR2022-013). Principal Investigator: Jenna Smith-Turchyn – McMaster University

Empowering Ontario’s long-term care residents to shape the place they call home (ECR2022-014). Principal Investigator: Jennifer Bethell – University Health Network

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Primary Care for Older Adults Living with Frailty (ECR2022-024). Principal Investigator: Olga Theou – Dalhousie University

Advancing the Care Experience in PAlliative care patient Transitions from subacute to Home – Bruyere (ACEPATH-Bruyere): Co-designing an intervention to improve patient and family caregiver experiences (ECR2022-028). Principal Investigator: Sarina Isenberg – Bruyère Research Institute