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PHCRI researchers receive 2018 MSFHR Scholar Awards

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research recently announced the winners of its 2018 Scholar competition and six of the 17 award recipients are PHC-affiliated researchers.

CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Anne Gadermann and Mohammad Karim were funded in partnership with CHÉOS-PHCRI, and the St. Paul’s Foundation co-funded an award for Dr. M. Eugenia Socías of the BCCSU. Drs. Skye Barbic (CHÉOS), Andrea Krüsi (BC-CfE-GSHI) and Ma’en Obeidat (HLI) also received 2018 Scholar Awards.

Injectable hydromorphone for individuals with severe opioid use disorder could save lives and money

Vancouver, March 27, 2018 — Injectable hydromorphone treatment for severe opioid use disorder may reduce mortality and save costs to society compared to providing methadone alone. The findings come from an economic analysis of the groundbreaking SALOME trial, published this week in Addiction.

MSFHR Reach Competition

The MSFHR Reach Program provides up to $10,000 in funding to support the dissemination and uptake of research evidence to inform and improve further research, practice and policy-making.

Each award will help teams of health researchers and research users plan and implement dissemination activities, adapting messages and mode of delivery in order to reach audiences who can directly use the knowledge.

Applications open: Early April
Application deadline: May 30

PHC Researchers funded in Fall 2017 CIHR Project Grant

Congratulations to all researchers who were successful in the Fall 2017 CIHR Project Grant competition! At Providence Health Care, 12 projects received funding. In Canada, a total of 512 projects and 33 bridge grants were funded for a total of $372 million in funding from CIHR. 71 projects are from BC, of which 53 are from UBC. 12 among them are PHC-based. 

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PHC Practice-based Research Challenge 2018

Interested in research and patient care improvements? Join the PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge! A Question and Answer session on the 2018 Research Challenge will also be held and is open for all to attend.

Q&A session date: January 22, from noon to 1 pm

Location: Dining Rooms 1 & 2 at St Paul’s Hospital

For more information, please visit the Research Challenge website.

CIHR Foundation Grant funds researchers at PHCRI

The recent CIHR Foundation Grant competition funded 63 researchers across Canada. Of these researchers, nine are from BC; two of whom are PHCRI researchers: Dr. Lindsey Richardson from the BC-CfE and Dr. Keith Walley from the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation.

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From Evidence to Practice: Transformational research benefits mental health patients at PHC

In 2016, the PHC Mental Health program began a partnership with Dr. Joseph Puyat, a Scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Science (CHÉOS), and a team of researchers and health professionals, to assess the care delivered to patients with early psychosis.

PHC Researchers and Trainees awarded 2017 MSFHR Scholar and Trainee Awards

PHC researchers received funding awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) through their 2017 Scholar Award program and their 2017 Research Trainee Award program.

The MSFHR Scholar award supports early career researchers in BC as they establish their individual careers in research and develops research programs with their own research teams. Of the 20 Scholar Awards given, six awards went to PHC’s researchers, one of which was co-funded with PHC Research Institute and one with St. Paul’s Foundation:

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Researchers team up to find biomarker for health hazard affecting the lungs

Drs. Chris Carlsten and Scott Tebbutt of the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation has teamed up to identify 

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Dr. Liam Brunham receives Canada's Top 40 Under 40 honour

Dr. Liam Brunham has received the Canada's Top 40 Under 40 award, honouring outstanding young leaders in business, visionaries and innovators across Canada, who inspire others to give back to their communities. 

Dr. Liam Brunham is Assistant Professor at The University of British Columbia and Principal Investigator at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, a general internist with a focus on clinical lipidology and attending physician at the Health Heart Program Prevention clinic at St. Paul’s hospital, one of the largest specialty lipid clinics in Canada.