Capacity Building

Objectives:

Create, enhance and develop the capacity of system stakeholders (patients, researchers, clinicians, policy makers) to engage in patient-oriented research.

Current work in progress:

  • Provide opportunities to trainees and older adults
  • Coordinating capacity building across the Collaborative leveraging existing assets of MIRA and ACHRU and providing avenues for new education and learnings from the Collaborative

Lead:

Brenda Vrkljan

Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science

Brenda Vrkljan is a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, and a trained Occupational Therapist. Brenda is the lead investigator of the McMaster-Candrive team, a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)-funded initiative. She is passionate about promoting safe and functional mobility across the lifespan, which is evident in her research in the CanDrive initiative, a study that focuses on older adults and driving patterns. She is also involved in the development of an in-vehicle camera system for tracking the driving performance of older drivers.

Admin support:

Alison ​​Outtrim

Program Coordinator, MIRA

Email: outtrima@mcmaster.ca

Staff support:

Allison Dubé

Project Manager, MIRA

Email: ​warda2@mcmaster.ca

Jennifer Salerno

Research Associate, School of Nursing

Email: salernoj@mcmaster.ca

Sheri Hosseini

Post-Doctoral Fellow,
Department of Family Medicine

Email: hosses@mcmaster.ca

Members: