Debbie Martin (Health and Human Performance) and Heather Castleden (School for Resource and Environmental Studies) are co-principal investigators with the Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program (AAHRP), based at Dalhousie and the Millbrook First Nation in Truro. They are taking a holistic approach to Aboriginal health research, working with communities across the region to address their needs. To learn more about their work, read the DalNews story.
Congratulations to Fred Wien (Social Work) the nominated principal applicant on a project receiving $9,280,961 for the next two years for the CIHR Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research. The network comprises 9 centres across the country as well as a national office. Their mandate is to build health research capacity in Aboriginal health research, support and conduct community-based research, engage in knowledge translation and develop a national network for Aboriginal health research.
One of the centres is the Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program (AAHRP) based at Dalhousie University and the Millbrook First Nation. In addition to Fred Wien, the team of principal investigators and co-applicants includes Charlotte Reading (University of Victoria), Cheryl Bartlett (Cape Breton University) and from Dalhousie University Debbie Martin (Health and Human Performance), Heather Castleden (School for Resource and Environmental Studies), Tuma Young (Law) and Carla Moore (AAHRP).