The University of Regina is thrilled to be receiving a total of 3.7-million dollars from the federal government for three health research projects currently being undertaken.
1.9-million is going to Dr. Mohan Babu, and associate professor at the U of R who will continue research to shed light on the genes linked to Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos received just under a million dollars.
Her team will use internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy, a new approach for patients to more easily access mental health care.
Finally Dr. Tarun Katapally will use his 772-thousand dollars to study methods of adopting culturally appropriate ways to integrate physical activity into the daily lives on Indigenous youth.
Thomas Chase is the Provost and V.P of Academic at the U of R says they are proud to have these researchers chosen to receive the limited amount of funding available.
Chase says to receive the funding is a sign of how nationally competitive the researchers are and how respected they are across Canada by their peers, as they are ultimately the ones who decide which projects receive government funding.
Chase says it’s been close to ten years since the school has received federal funding of this nature.
He says the money is being put to use immediately.