Inaugural Graham Seed Fund recipients announced

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Lili Liu, Charity Oga-Omenka and Monica Maly

Three Faculty of Health researchers have received grants from the newly created Graham Seed Fund: Dean Lili Liu and Charity Oga-Omenka from Public Health Sciences and Monica Maly from Kinesiology and Health Sciences.

Liu’s project, titled “Acceptance and usability of the GuardIO, a mobile application to support care partners of persons living with dementia,” is in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, CareLective and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke.

Oga-Omenka will be working with the TB Public-Private Mix Learning Network and the Institute of Human Virology in Nigeria for her project, “Development of a website for TB care linkages between the public and private sector providers in Nigeria.”

Maly will be partnering with Arthritis Society Canada on a project titled, “Electronic-free, closed-loop soft robotic regenerative system for assisting people living with knee osteoarthritis.”

The Graham Seed Fund, administered by the University’s new Health Initiatives team, strengthens the University’s health system partnerships by providing resources for collaborating directly with a full range of health providers and clinicians.

Ten research proposals received funding from the 34 that were submitted. Congratulations to all the recipients!