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April, 2010 The Alzheimer Society Research Program National Award

Summary: April, 2010
The Alzheimer Society Research Program National Award
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to announce that Sarah Chan's
application to the the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) competition for 2010 was
successful. Sarah will receive three years of funding with a total value of $61,590 ($20,530/year
for 3 years). The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is a successful collaborative
initiative of the newly established Federation, within which all the provincial Alzheimer
Societies, the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC), partners and donors pull together to support
research directed at both eradicating dementia and ameliorating the lives of those affected by it.
Sarah is in the first year of the doctoral program in clinical psychology, and working with Dr.
Thomas Hadjistavropoulos at the Health Psychology Laboratory. Sarah says that the graduate
programme in clinical psychology at the University of Regina is based on the scientist-
practitioner model, so research work and using evidence-based clinical interventions are
important parts of her training. Her main research interests are aging, dementia and pain. For her
master's thesis project, she investigated the relationships among pain self-efficacy, perfectionism
and coping strategies in older adults with chronic pain. At the moment, she is also completing a
practicum in evidence-based psychosocial pain self-management for older adults with pain,
which is funded by the Canadian Psychological Association Foundation Award for Access to
Innovative Psychological Services, obtained by Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos and Dr. Heather
Hadjistavropoulos. Her dissertation will be a shift from chronic pain in older adults living in the


Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina


Collections: Mathematics