Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University

Education & Mentoring

Training is a top priority for the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU). The research unit provides extensive capacity development, training and mentorship opportunities for students, postdoctoral fellows and new investigators. Trainees are integrated into all aspects of the research program, including protocol development and implementation, data collection and analysis, training of intervention personnel, report writing, presenting results at conferences and publishing papers. The Scientific Directors and other co-applicants have extensive experience supervising graduate students and supporting their scholarly work, and will take on training, mentorship and supervisory roles.

Learn more about the experience of our students by watching our capacity building video 

Training Opportunities

Training opportunities are in the areas of:

  1. Designing, implementing, evaluating, and translating new and innovative health interventions;
  2. Health services research; research with older adults with MCC and their family caregivers; quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods; pragmatic randomized controlled trials; analysis of secondary databases; sex- and gender-based analysis; and integrated knowledge translation and exchange activities; and
  3. Developing skills in working within a multidisciplinary research team involving health system decision-makers.