Amy Gusul, Recipient of the Early Researcher Award for CERAH

The Ontario Research Coalition of Research Institutes / Centres on Health & Aging (ORC) brings together seven key research institutes in Ontario who work on producing evidence that could help to improve the quality of care provided to seniors in Ontario. CERAH is one of seven research institutes/centres on Health and Aging in Ontario and as a partner in the coalition, receives funding to offer one or more Early Researcher Awards. These awards provides salary support for Early Researchers or can be used to offset the cost of conducting research.

We would like to congratulate Amy Gusul on being the Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH) recipient of the Ontario Research Coalition’s (ORC) Early Researcher Award. Amy is presently a candidate for the Master of Public Health Program at Lakehead University.

CERAH is delighted to be able to provide this research support to Amy for her research on dementia care in Aboriginal populations titled “Health Care Providers’ Perception of Dementia in Aboriginal Seniors”,supervised by Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health Program, Lakehead University. Amy’s research ties in very well with the research priorities of the ORC (chronic disease, aging at home, drug usage / patient safety) and the strategic research priorities of Lakehead University (Aboriginal studies, Northern studies and Health Research across the Lifespan).