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PHO Grand Rounds: Evidence generation in public health: Tackling new challenges
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Research and Collaboration
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Research capacity to address vexing public health issues has grown considerably over the past decade.  This presentation will describe challenging gaps in public health evidence that need to be addressed to adequately inform public health practice, programs, and policies.  Using examples from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, new and emerging initiatives that aim to address the challenges will be highlighted.  Funding opportunities will also be discussed.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Nancy Edwards

Nancy Edwards is a Distinguished Professor, University of Ottawa, and Full Professor in the School of Nursing.  She was appointed Scientific Director, Institute of Population and Public Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research in July, 2008.  Dr. Edwards obtained her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Windsor and completed graduate studies in epidemiology at McMaster University and McGill University. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dr. Edwards’ clinical and research interests are in the fields of public and population health. She has conducted health services, policy and clinical research both nationally and internationally. Her research has informed the design and evaluation of complex multi-level and multi-strategy community health programs. Her work in global health has spanned four continents where she has led both development-oriented and research-focused projects.

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