May 2, 2012
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is rolling into Windsor, Ontario with Canada's first known mobile laboratory dedicated to research on mental health, substance use and violence problems.
"The mobile research lab provides a unique opportunity to work with local communities in diverse settings across Ontario," says CAMH Scientist Dr. Samantha Wells . Dr. Wells heads the project Researching Health in Ontario Communities (RHOC), a series of studies that are run out of the lab.
As part of RHOC, CAMH scientists will be conducting research on stress, substance use, mental health, aggression, and health service experiences. The findings will help inform prevention and treatment services in Windsor and other communities that the lab will visit. After three months in Windsor, the lab will head to Leamington. Prior to Windsor, it was in Port Colborne and Welland. Ten residents of the Windsor-Essex region have been hired as research assistants on the project.
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