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Monika Kastner, North York General Hospital's Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Implementation, was recently awarded the CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) New Investigator Award, a highly competitive program that provides a financial contribution to outstanding new investigators to develop and conduct health research.
The $300,000 award will support Monika's program of research to develop and implement an electronic tool for seniors who have multiple chronic diseases. “Seniors are the largest growing proportion of our population in Canada, and more than half don't receive appropriate care, so their projected health outcomes remain poor unless we tackle this problem,” Monika says. “My objective is to create innovative tools that can address these challenges and improve patient care.”
This is another example of how North York General Hospital is transforming care through applied research and innovation.