SFU partners with hospital for Aboriginal heart health research

A research position investigating prominent heart-related illnesses within the Aboriginal communities of British Columbia is being created by a co-operative partnership between Simon Fraser University (SFU), the First Nations Health Authority, and St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in Vancouver. This position, the First Nations Health Authority Chair in Heart Health and Wellness, will be providing $1.9 million for research into the causal factors of heart illness within B.C.’s Aboriginal communities, as well as appropriate preventative and remedial approaches. However, the position is not currently filled. “We are looking at candidates for the position, but there has been no one who has been identified at this moment,” said Brice Dare, manager of communications at St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. “We are going to […]

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