Dr. Martine Puts, Associate Professor and Director of the MN Program at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Care of Frail Older Adults. Dr. Puts’ research program focuses on the health, functioning and quality of life of older adults, frailty and geriatric assessment, and improving care for older adults with cancer (geriatric oncology). In 2017, Dr. Puts was awarded an impact grant from the Canadian Cancer Society for a four-year research study on older patients with cancer. With older age, the risk of treatment complications may rise, and Puts’ study will help determine if a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and specialized care plan can improve the health and wellbeing of adults with cancer who are 65 years of age or older during their cancer treatments.
About Canada Research Chairs
The Canada Research Chairs Program invests approximately $265 million per year to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.