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Aug. 10, 2015 Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative announces Seed Grant Awards, Spring 2015

Thank you to all the teams who submitted an application for this round of Waterloo’s Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative (CDPI) Seed Fund Award.

The initiative offers seed grants of up to $10,000 to bring together new multidisciplinary teams and increase their success in applications for external funding. 

We are pleased to announce that 7 multidisciplinary teams were successful this round.  Teams include researchers from 10 different departments or research centres across campus.

June 9, 2015 Social media helps young adults quit smoking

Young adults who use social media to quit smoking are twice as successful in their efforts as those who use a more traditional method, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.

The study, published last week in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, compared the success of the social-media-based campaign Break It Off with Smokers’ Helpline, a telephone hotline for young adults looking to quit smoking.

May 19, 2015 Reminder: Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative Spring 2015 call for seed grant applications deadline is June 1, 2015

Waterloo’s Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative (CDPI) offers seed grants of up to $10,000 to bring together new multidisciplinary teams and increase their success in applications for external funding. This next call for applications was issued on April 20, 2015 with the deadline for electronic submission being June 1, 2015 at 4:30pm.

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