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CAH Director Awarded Grant for Pain and Dementia Research

CAH Director Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos was awarded a three-year operating grants from The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This grant, worth over $300,000, will be used to develop an automated pain-detection and monitoring system, which will help researchers better understand pain in older adults with dementia. 

The research is a collaborative effort of researchers from across Canada, including Dr. Alex Mihailidis and Babak Taati of the University of Toronto and Dr. Kenneth Prkachin of the University of Northern British Columbia. The team will be in Regina later this month to start collecting data with a series of cameras that will allow the team to better evaluate facial pain expressions.