UNB researchers named as finalists in innovation competition

Three researchers from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are among five finalists in the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation's R3 Research Innovation Awards. 

All three are being recognized for their research into how to aid the province's aging population. 

UNB says the research projects that are among the finalists include an app looking into polypharmacy, which is the simultaneous use of multiple medications, the development of technical planning and forecasting tools to support age-friendly rural transportation, and a comprehensive screening program that will aim to enable regular and proactive health monitoring and intervention. 

The final three winners chosen will each receive $50,000 in New Brunswick Innovation Foundation research funding while the CBC Viewers' Choice winner will be awarded $15,000. 

The winners of the R3 Innovations in Aging gala will be announced today (Thursday) at the Fredericton Convention Centre.