Canada Research Chair in Aging, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Interventions
Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid
Dr. Markle-Reid designs, evaluates and translates
new and innovative community-based interventions to improve access to
healthcare, quality of life, and health outcomes. This funding is
matched by the McMaster University School of Nursing and supported through the Aging Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU).
Heart and Stroke Foundation / Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing
Dr. Michael McGillion
Research Focus: Clinical research in improving cardiovascular health; Education and training of cardiovascular nurse-scientists
Dorothy C. Hall Chair in Primary Health Care Nursing
Dr. Ruta Valaitis
Established in 2007, this endowed chair was named in honour of Dorothy C. Hall who was a pioneer in primary health care nursing and advanced practice nursing.
Indigenous Early Career Women's Heart and Brain Health Chair Award
Dr. Bernice Downey
Understanding & Mending ‘Broken’ Hearts: Linking European Colonization, Indigenous Women’s Heart Health, and resiliency-focused approaches to heart literacy.
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 by exploring the culture-related factors that have led to gaps in health promotion, diagnosis, treatment and research which impact Indigenous women. This study will inform our work to educate health practitioners so that the provision of care is culturally safe when working with Indigenous women with cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Alba DiCenso Professorship in Advanced Practice Nursing
Dr. Denise Bryant-Lukosius
The professorship is named for Alba DiCenso, professor emerita, distinguished nurse researcher and an alumna of McMaster's School of Nursing. DiCenso is well known for her research in evidence-based nursing and for her contributions to the development of advanced practice nursing.