CIHR/HSFC Training Awards in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention: A Pan-Canadian Program (2014)

The HSFC is a proud partner with CIHR and the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact in supporting this unique program bringing together researchers from institutions across the country. The PICDP is helping to increase the capacity for population intervention research in Canada by training students as impact-oriented scientists who work collaboratively across disciplines and sectors to address the most relevant questions using the most appropriate and rigorous methods, to improve population interventions for chronic disease prevention.
The students selected for an award are:
  • Cepeda, Ivan Leonardo (University of British Columbia)
    Impact of physical activity and healthy eating in schools on BMI and academic performance.
  • Ishikawa, Takuro (University of British Columbia)
    Risky play meet nature play: the influence of school-based natural outdoor play spaces on children’s risky play and physical activity.
  • Prowse, Rachel (University of Alberta)
    Impact of implementing a community-developed policy to restrict unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children in a recreational sport setting.
  • Stefanczyk, Jennifer (University of Waterloo)
    Association between characteristics of the school built environment and obesity: A prospective cohort study of Canadian youth.