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Indigenous People’s Health Research Centre awarded new funding

January 24, 2011

The Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre (IPHRC) is one of nine centres across Canada awarded funding through the Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHRs) program of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The funding, $9,280,961 over two years, will be shared among the nine NEAHRs.

"This funding will allow us to continue to build Indigenous health research capacity in Saskatchewan and to create Indigenous health research networks at the provincial, national and international levels," said Dr. Jo-Ann Episkenew, Director of IPHRC. "We look forward to building on the work we, our students and our researchers have already done to improve the health of Indigenous people."

The IPHRC is a joint initiative of the First Nations University of Canada, the University of Regina, and the University of Saskatchewan. Its mandate is to develop capacity for community-based Indigenous health research in Saskatchewan and to create networks of Indigenous health researchers regionally, nationally, and internationally.

For the full release, visit the IPHRC’s new website at

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