MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging webinar series: Pivoting a large-scale aging research initiative due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The first MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging webinar will take place on February 26, 2021 from 12 – 1 p.m. During this webinar, Dr. Brenda Vrkljan and Dr. Marla Beauchamp will describe the early steps and strategies implemented by their multidisciplinary research team to pivot their large-scale aging and mobility study in the wake of COVID-19 and the corresponding health measures in place.
The COVID-19 Evidence Network led by MIRA Collaborative researcher John Lavis, has received $1M to ensure decision-makers have access to the best COVID-19 science.
From creating toolkits for patients and caregivers to offering webinars on patient partnership and virtual care, the MIRA | Collaborative on Health and Aging has pivoted quickly to catch the curve balls thrown by the pandemic.
On December 9, 2019, the EMBOLDEN team held their Strategic Guiding Council launch event, effectively initiating the co-design portion of their research. Building on existing best practices and local evidence, researchers, together with local older adults and community service providers, began discussions around developing an innovative community-based program with the goal of promoting health, mobility, inclusion, and equity among the target group.
A new OSSU Research Centre in Aging, MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging, brings together world-class researchers from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the McMaster School of Nursing’s Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU).