$1.8 M for SPOR Mentorship Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinical Trials

IBTN Co-Chair Dr. Simon Bacon has been awarded a 5-year Chair by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to focus on improved behavioural clinical trials. The project will involve training approximately 150 trainees and new investigators in improved study designs in collaboration with international experts, local, national, and international organisations, patients, healthcare professionals, and policy makers. It will also provide scholarship funding for up to 7 postdoctoral fellows and up to 12 graduate students, offer direct pilot funding to kickstart novel projects, develop an exchange program to enhance multidisciplinarity and create opportunities for long-term collaboration/capacity building, and conduct yearly summer schools focused on hands-on activities, plenary sessions, and workshop activities.

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