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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. 

CHEOS Launches Research Process Map for Clinical Research Support

Do you have a great research idea, but not sure what to do with it?

The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences (CHEOS) has launched a new section on their website, “Navigating the Clinical Process: From Ideation to Completion”, to provide guidance and support throughout the clinical research process.

PHCRI and MSFHR partner for inaugural Health Professional-Investigator Award

PHCRI is delighted to partner with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research on the inaugural Health Professional-Investigator Award, supporting exceptional health professionals in their research to find solutions towards challenges derived from their clinical practice settings.

This award funded 11 projects, including four researchers at Providence Health Care:  

Call for Nominations: 2017 PHC Research and Mission Award

Providence Health Care Research Institute and Providence Health Care is inviting nominations for the 2017 PHC Research and Mission Award. This award recognizes a scientist in our organization who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence Health Care while conducting outstanding research.

Nomination Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017

Visit the PHCRI website for full details: http://www.providenceresearch.ca/researchmissionaward2017.
 

Announcing the 7th Annual PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge

The PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge is an annual competition open to point-of-care PHC staff. The Research Challenge offers research teams the opportunity to work with a mentor to develop a research proposal around a research question. They will learn basic research skills and compete with other teams for funding to conduct a small-scale research project.

Application deadline is February 15, 2017. 

For more information, download the following documents or contact Aggie Black (Research Leader).

KT Challenge

The Knowledge Translation (KT) Challenge is designed to support teams of PHC and VCH clinicians who many not have much KT expertise but are responsible for moving evidence into practice. Successful applications to the KT Challenge will receive funding (up to $5,000) and training learn the basics of knowledge translation and to support a KT initiative. 

For further information on the KT Challenge, please read the documents below. 

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