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Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes receives the 2016 PHC Research and Mission Award

Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes
Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

Each year, Providence Health Care (PHC) and the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) recognizes an

outstanding research scientist for exceptional leadership, passion and dedication to their field while demonstrating the organization’s mission and values for compassion and evidence-based care.

Receiving the 2016 PHC Research and Mission Award is Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, and Scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS).

As an addiction researcher, Dr. Oviedo-Joekes’ primary focus is to test alternative approaches to diversify treatment for vulnerable populations. She led the SALOME clinical trial, a breakthrough study to identify alternative effective treatment for individuals with long-term opioid addiction.  The results of the study were announced in April of this year.

PHCRI congratulates Dr. Oviedo-Joekes on her wonderful achievement.

The 2016 Research and Mission Award was announced and presented to Dr. Oviedo-Joekes at the 12th annual PHCRI Research Day on Monday, May 9, 2016. Past recipients of this award include: Dr. James Hogg (2005), Dr. Bruce McManus and Dr. Sam Wiseman (2010), Dr. Evan Wood (2015), and Dr. Don Sin and Dr. Jonathon Leipsic (2015).

Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes and award presenter, Dianne Doyle at the 12th annual PHCRI Research Day held on May 9 .