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Health Research

New facility at Waterloo to focus on cutting-edge health research

Waterloo - The University of Waterloo officially opened a new facility that will redefine traditional approaches to health research by bringing academics and technologies from across disciplines together with members of the local community.

The Toby Jenkins Applied Health Research Building, named after the local philanthropist and Waterloo alumnus, houses the Propel Centre for Population Health Research, the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project, and the new Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE).

CCCARE is a unique facility that will integrate research and community programs to develop new health interventions. Specific research projects will focus on exercise for health and disease prevention, nutrition and health, brain training, vascular and metabolic health, injury prevention, and maximizing of mobility and prevention of falls. The facility will house one of the most comprehensive collections of equipment in the country.

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