The department of clinical health psychology is currently running a campaign to raise $1.3 million to establish its first endowed professorship.
The professorship will help support cutting-edge research like the work of Dr. Norah Vincent. The professor of clinical health psychology at the Max Rady College of Medicine is an expert in the delivery of evidence-based and cost-effective treatments for sleep disorders.
Vincent, a four-time UM alum, developed an innovative web-based program that has treated thousands of Manitobans with insomnia over the years since it was first launched in 2006. The program, which is offered through Shared Health’s Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at Health Sciences Centre, incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia and lets patients access the treatment when it’s convenient to them.