Innovative partnership provides funding for mental disorders and palliative care research

Six research projects on co-existing health problems associated with mental illness and one project on palliative care among First Nations have received over $9 million in funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Rx&D Health Research Foundation (HRF). 

Prof. William G. Honer of the Dept. of Psychiatry at UBC leads one of the projects which  examines the risk factors for viral infection, which may be important in limiting the prevalence of co-morbid mental illness, addiction and infectious disease.  

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