CLSA Lead Principal Investigator Dr. Parminder Raina Recognized with Canada Research Chair

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Dr. Parminder Raina, Lead Principal Investigator of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) and Scientific Director of McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA), has been renewed in his position as Canada Research Chair in Geroscience (Tier 1) at McMaster University.

The Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program enables researchers to further their work, improve Canada’s international competitiveness, and train the next generation of leaders.

The federal government has recognized the expertise of Dr. Raina and eight other McMaster researchers with an investment of nearly $10 million from the CRC program.

Dr. Raina is one of seven renewed and two new Canada Research Chairs whose research covers the spectrum – from aging, disease, medicine and exercise, to radiation science, functional materials and electrified vehicles. 

McMaster’s vice-president of research, Rob Baker, says the CRC funding is critical to McMaster’s ability to attract and retain some of the world’s best talent. 

“Canada Research Chairs have the capacity…to make a profound difference in their respective fields and to improve the health and well-being of Canadians and society as a whole,” says Baker.

McMaster is currently home to 70 CRCs, including Dr. Raina along with other MIRA members Aimee Nelson and Michael Surette. 

Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable for an additional are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields.  For each Tier 1 Chair, the university receives $200,000 annually for seven years.

To see a listing of all nine McMaster Canada Research Chair recipients, click here