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Two CHEPA doctoral students chosen as Rising Stars by IHSPR

08 Apr 2009

Two CHEPA doctoral students have been granted Rising Star Awards for 2008-09 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Emmanuel Guindon and Michael Wilson, who are each working towards a PhD in Health Research Methodology and who work as part-time researchers with CHEPA, are among the five recipients of the awards from CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR).

The awards recognize excellence in Canadian knowledge translation or research carried out by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Guindon earned the award for his paper A second look at pharmaceutical spending as determinants of health outcomes in Canada, co-authored with CHEPA member Paul Contoyannis and published in Health Economics.

Wilson’s award recognizes his work on the PPD/CCNC database, an inventory of systematic reviews of the effects of alternative governance, financial and delivery arrangements within health systems. The joint effort of the Program in Policy Decision-Making and the Canadian Cochrane Network and Centre helps healthcare managers and policymakers find and use systematic reviews.

In addition to a cash award of $1,000, Guindon and Wilson have each been granted additional funds to attend the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research annual conference in Calgary next month. They will present their research in a concurrent session organized for the recipients of the Rising Star Awards.

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