Six uOttawa COVID-19 mental health projects receive $1 million CIHR funding

Six University of Ottawa-affiliated projects focusing on COVID-19’s impact on mental health have won important funding grants totaling over $1 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

The Government of Canada’s Knowledge Synthesis Grant: COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity in Mental Health and Substance Use has invested $10.2 million on 55 selected projects across the country from a multi-million dollar fund dedicated to the novel coronavirus and mental health.

The six successful applicants with uOttawa affiliation include:

Dr. Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Professor and holder of University Research Chair in Gender, Diversity and the Professions, is leading a study assessing the capacity of the full Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) workforce across Canada to sync emerging population needs with MHSU service capacity to prepare for longer-term shifts in service delivery.

Dr. Marie-Hélène Chomienne, a Clinician Investigator in the Department of Family Medicine, is working in collaboration with Hôpital

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