MONTREAL, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Prof. Marianne Hatzopoulou, of McGill University's Department of Civil Engineering, is among the recipients of the 2012 Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) competition whose grants will be announced today at McGill by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology).
Prof. Hatzopoulou's research looks at the impact of air pollution on the health of people engaged in active modes of transportation such as cycling and walking. The goal of her work is to help city planners develop the policies and guidelines that will minimize the exposure of cyclists and pedestrian to air pollution.
The CHRP program supports collaborative research projects in any field of the natural sciences or engineering and the health sciences designed to train highly qualified personnel in health-related research and to lead to knowledge and technologies aimed at improving the Canadian health care system and services. The winning projects range from research into advances in laser surgery to the use of MRIs for assessing neonatal brain functions. The program is jointly funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
|WHO:||The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology)|
|Prof. Marianne Hatzopoulou, Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University|
|WHAT:||Announcement of the recipients of the 2012 Collaborative Health Research Projects program|
|WHEN:||Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 9:30 a.m.|
|WHERE:||The James W. McKee Jr. Business Lounge,|
|McGill Executive Institute, Desautels Faculty of Management,|
| 1001 Sherbrooke St. West, room 600, Montreal
SOURCE: MCGILL UNIVERSITY
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