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Name SHAPIRO, EVEYLN AWARD FOR HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH
Research Fields TEST Health services research
Categories Medical Health Sciences
Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility Professor Evelyn Shapiro had a long and illustrious career in health services research, particularly in the realm of health policy as it relates to the care and provision of services for older adults. She developed Manitoba's home care program and worked nationally to implement similar program across Canada. Professor Shapiro was a founding faculty member of the Department of Community Health Sciences, and as a lead researcher with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, she earned world-acclaim for her innovative, and policy relevant research. Her many accolades included the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Medical Association Medal of Honour (their highest award bestowed on a non-physician). In 2007, Professor Shapiro was named a Member of the Order of Canada. Professor Shapiro passed away in November 2010, she was 84.
On the occasion of her retirement, the "Evelyn Shapiro Award for Health Services Research" was established to support the work of graduate students in an area of health services research. Specifically, the Award which is designated solely to help cover the cost of data access up to a maximum of $5,000 will be offered to a student or students who:
  • are enrolled either full-time or part-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Masters or PhD) at the University of Manitoba, preferably in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
  • has achieved high academic standing on all courses completed to date, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75
  • are conducting research in the area of health services requiring expenditures associated with the use of the Population Health Research Data Repository (Repository); and
  • are deemed by the selection committee to show great promise for research excellence and future contributions to the field of health services research
  • Value $5000
    maximum
    Currency Canadian
    Tenable at The University of Manitoba
    Deadlines September 30
    Application Details A completed application will include:
  • a summary (not exceeding two pages) of the proposed thesis which should include sections on Introduction/Background, Research Questions, Methods, Analysis Plan, Policy Implications or how this research will contribute to the field of health services research; and Reference (not included in the 2 page limit)
  • a quote from MCHP regarding the feasibility, cost, access and use of the Repository for the thesis proposed (refer to MCHP's website for the procedure to follow);
  • a letter of support from the student's advisor, and
  • a current transcript or student history from the University of Manitoba

    Please send completed applications to:

    Dr. Alan Katz
    Director
    Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
    408-727 McDermot Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5

    Updated: September 20th, 2017

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