27 June 2014
$300 000 to Two Researchers of the CSSS-IUGS
Two researchers of the Health and Social Services Centre – University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS) secured a $150 000 grant each from the Fonds de recherche du Québec to continue their work associated with elderly patients.
François Aubry, house researcher at the CSSS-IUGS, specializes in problems pertaining to patient care attendants. He focuses on identifying ways of increasing and protecting attendants’ skill levels in meeting elderly needs. The goal is to develop scientific knowledge promoting the continued employment of these workers.
Mélanie Levasseur, researcher at the Research Centre on Aging, will examine social participation of the elderly, a key element in healthy aging. The goal of this research led by Associate Professor Levasseur from the School of Rehabilitation at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is to better understand this aspect and develop a social participation index measuring the extent to which seniors can realize their full potential within their community.
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