Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


Melissa Northwood Awarded Health System Impact Fellowship

Congratulations to our trainee Melissa Northwood for receiving a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship for doctoral trainees.

Northwood, who is a PhD Nursing student at McMaster University and an ACHRU trainee, is an advance practice nurse with expertise in home and community care, gerontological nursing, and continence promotion.

"I am thrilled to have been awarded a CIHR Post-Doctoral Health System Impact Fellowship and be working with Dr. Paul Holyoke Director of the Saint Elizabeth Research Centre and George A. Heckman Schlegel Research Chair in Geriatric Medicine, on collaborative & interprofessional care planning with older adults."

The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship (for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows) provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations (e.g., public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations that are not universities) outside of the traditional scholarly setting, and to develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.

Published on: September 16, 2019

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