From November 24 to 26, 2015 the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) hosted Forum 2015, where researchers, clinicians, industry, government, students, military and retired Veterans gathered to mobilize knowledge and advance health research to support Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families.
Forum 2015 allowed the research, military and Veteran communities to recognize individual researchers for their work. As part of the Military and Veteran Families in Canada Initiative, the Colonel Russell Mann Award was presented at Forum 2015 to recognize high-quality Canadian research that increases our understanding of military and veteran family health. The award is named after Colonel Russell Mann (ret.), a recognized national leader and a key supporter of the Military and Veteran Families in Canada Initiative.
The Colonel Russell Mann Award was created to celebrate and recognize outstanding scholarly research, to highlight the research by translating and mobilizing knowledge from across the country, and to inspire researchers and scholars to further study the unique experiences of military and Veteran families in Canada.
This year’s recipient is Dr. Alla Skomorovsky, who is currently researching work–family conflict and well-being among CAF parents, as well as the intersection of stress coping strategies, personality and psychological well-being among CAF members.
Congratulations, Dr. Skomorovsky!