Dr. Ferro has been appointed the Canada Research Chair in Youth Mental Health by the Government of Canada. This five-year appointment, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, will support Dr. Ferro’s program of research aimed at understanding the multilevel determinants and psychosocial outcomes associated with multimorbidity—the occurrence of physical and mental health problems in children, youth, and young adults.
The Canada Research Chairs Program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development, investing 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. They improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers’ work.