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CIHR-Institute of Aging Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Translation in Aging

Deadline: June

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Through the Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Translation in Aging, the CIHR-Institute of Aging will recognize individual(s), team(s) or organization(s) that have advanced the translation of research in aging at a local or regional level.

This prize honors Betty Havens, a leading gerontologist committed to improving the lives of seniors, with notable achievements in health services research on the aging process. She created one of the world's richest research infrastructures - the Aging in Manitoba Study (AIM) - used both across Canada and internationally. Betty Havens carried out her research while she was a full-time policy maker, acting as a research director, provincial gerontologist, and, ultimately, Assistant Deputy Minister of Community and Long-Term Care in Manitoba. Her research continues to influence the creation of policy today.

Throughout her 30-year career Betty Havens made substantial achievements and accomplishments as a decision maker, researcher, communicator, supporter of students, and mentor of young scholars.

The Institute of Aging's Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Translation in Aging is an attestation of the importance that the Institute of Aging places on translating research findings into useful knowledge for all stakeholders.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $20,000, enough to fund one prize.

UVic recipients include: Emeritus Professor Neena Chappell