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Chair will focus on Indigenous women's heart health

Nov 28, 2018

Bernice Downey 

McMaster University's Bernice Downey has received the Indigenous Early Career Women's Heart and Brain Health Chair Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

"The goal of this project is to deepen our understanding about how Indigenous knowledge about well-being can help Indigenous women to understand and manage their heart illness," said Downey, who is the Indigenous health lead for the Faculty of Health Sciences and a medical anthropologist of Ojibwe and Celtic heritage.

Downey is cross appointed to the School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences.

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