Experts Alert - Recognizing signs of women abuse CIHR experts speak out in light of National Day of Remembrance



    OTTAWA, Nov. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Abuse of women is a serious problem in our
society. Almost 1 in 10 women are physically abused by an intimate partner in
any given year, and on average, 72 women are killed by their partner, or
ex-partner, every year in Canada.
    In light of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence
against Women on December 6, Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts
are speaking out and sharing what they have learned on the health implications
of violence.

    Experts:
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    How to recognize signs and symptoms of women abuse

    Dr. C. Nadine Wathen, CIHR-funded researcher at The University of Western
    Ontario (London)

    Mothers and children exposed to partner violence

    Dr. Nicole Letourneau, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
    New Brunswick (Fredericton)
    Dr. Carmen Gill, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
    New Brunswick (Fredericton)

    Antisocial behaviours: what are the causes?

    Kristin D. Cleverley, CIHR-funded researcher from McMaster University
    (Hamilton)

    Does intimate partner violence differ based on ethnic background?
    Dr. Patricia O'Campo, CIHR-funded researcher at St. Michael's Hospital at
    the University of Toronto (Toronto)

    Parenting of women exposed to childhood maltreatment

    Andrea Gonzalez, CIHR-funded researcher from McMaster University
    (Hamilton)

    School bullying: how to prevent it?

    Dr. Marlene Moretti, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
    British Columbia (Vancouver)

    Computer-assisted program to detect victims of abuse in doctor's offices

    Dr. Farah Ahmad, CIHR-funded researchers from St-Michael's Hospital at
    the University of Toronto (Toronto)

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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For further information:

For further information: For an interview: David Coulombe, CIHR Media
Specialist, (613) 941-4563, Mobile: (613) 808-7526,
mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


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