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September 3, 2014
 
 
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PhD in Social Work candidate Michelle Skop-Dror accepted to participate in the CIHR Summer Institute

Apr 12/11

Michelle Skop-Dror a second year PhD student in the Faculty of Social Work has been accepted to participate in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) Summer Institute at the University of British Columbia. The purpose of the IGH Summer Institute is to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their understanding of methods for conducting gender, sex and health research and to network with colleagues and mentors from across Canada.

Michelle specializes in clinically relevant research related to gender and chronic illness. “I am interested in learning how sex and gender intersect with other determinants of health, such as age and socioeconomic status, culture and race, to influence the health status and outcomes of women who are diagnosed with fibromyalgia” explains Michelle.

In addition to honing her research skills, she views the Summer Institute as an opportunity to strengthen her teambuilding skills, a process that she highly values and that involves sharing ideas, critically reflecting upon theories and research methodologies, and deepening her understanding of other health-related disciplines.

Ms Skop-Dror holds the Hilary M. Weston Scholarship from the Ontario Government. This scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the field of mental health.

For more information on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) please visit their web site: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43096.html

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