Think TankA virtual think tank on June 21 will discuss three local health research projects.

Online session to spark health research collaborations

Researchers, students, and health care professionals in all disciplines interested in discussing new ideas, solving problems, and making new connections are invited to WE-Spark Think Tanks.

A session on Zoom scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 21, will ask participants for input on three presentations:

  • Parent bias during pregnancy: The impact of dysregulated imprinting on maternal-fetus health
    Brian DeVeale, Faculty of Science, University of Windsor
    Dr. DeVeale is seeking partners to research parental bias during pregnancy, specifically focusing on the impact of imprinting, and is looking for the opportunity to work with local perinatologists and related specialists, especially those with interest and access to full-term placentas.
  • Boosting Public Health by Adding a Mobile Lab: Collaborating on a Customized Solution for Windsor-Essex
    Jackie Fong, INSPIRE program manager, University of Windsor
    Funding has been secured for a mobile lab to add to the successful mobile health clinics in the Windsor-Essex region. Fong is looking to discuss how this supports the current mobile teams, how to customize the lab for optimal use, and who needs to be part of the team to implement the solution. Seeking leaders in public health, research, local hospitals, clinics, and medical labs to join the conversation.
  • Exergaming for Older Adults’ Physical and Cognitive Health
    Renee Biss, Department of Psychology, University of Windsor
    This project builds on an existing collaborative project on the designing and testing of an exergame — technology-based exercise game — for older adults in long-term care, with the study run mostly in Toronto. Dr. Biss is looking to move this project into the next phase, with data collection in Windsor. The discussion is looking to hear from people who work with older adults in the community, long-term care, retirement homes, rehabilitation, or other settings, as well as anyone interested in research to help older adults maintain their physical, cognitive, and social activity using technology.

Click here to register for the event.

WE-Spark Health Institute is a partnership of the University of Windsor, Erie Shores HealthCare, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, and Windsor Regional Hospital designed to take health outcomes to the next level through research.