UNB Connection Recognized at NBIF R3 Gala

Author: Kyle

Posted on Apr 16, 2018

Category: Faculty Focus

The City of Fredericton attracted a few more visitors recently as NBIF hosted the 2018 rendition of the R3 Innovations in Aging Conference at the recently built Fredericton Convention Center.

The biennial conference was created in recognition of excellence in New Brunswick Research and to promote awareness of the exceptional work undertaken by our New Brunswick research institutions and local community researchers.

Many current and former UNB faculty members played key roles in the event, with one taking home the CBC People's Choice Award and $50,000 in research funding to help support work on aging.

Dr. Carole Goodine's (pictured second from right) work is developing a Polypharmacy App that sims to solve the simultaneous use of multiple drugs - which has become a major issue in the aging population. The app results in a more efficient and accurate medication safety review - which will save hundreds of clinician hours and decrease high risk medication use and adverse effects.

From all of us here at UNB, we congratulate the award winners and participants and thank them for the incredible work they are doing.

For more information on the event itself, take a look at the official gala website.