Event Schedule


Students in Health Annual Research Conference (SHARC) will be held in conjunction with FLEX Activity Day on Monday October 17th, 2016.


Start Time End Time
12:00pm 1:00pm Registration
1:00pm 1:15pm Opening Remarks
1:15pm 2:30pm Lightning Talks
2:30pm 3:15pm Scholarship Panel
3:15pm 4:45pm Poster Presentation & Viewing of FLEX Projects
(light refreshments will be provided)
4:45pm 5:00pm Awards and Closing

*Note: Schedule is subject to change.


About the Panelists

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Kristin DeGirolamo MD
PGY-3 General Surgery
UBC Clinician Investigator Program
Peter Dodek MD, MHSc
Vancouver Coastal Health Research
Ruth Elwood Martin MD
UBC School for Population and Public
Dr. Kristin DeGirolamo is a PGY-3 in General Surgery at UBC. She is currently in the Clinical Investigator Program (CIP) and completing her Masters of Surgery at UBC. Her research interests focus on Acute Care Surgery, Small Bowel Obstruction, and Quality Improvement in Surgery. Peter Dodek, MD (Toronto), MHSc (British Columbia) is an Intensivist and Chair of the Critical Care Working Group within the Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver and a Professor of Medicine at the University of B.C.  He teaches internal medicine, critical care medicine, and quality management in health care to undergraduates, postgraduates, and practising physicians.  Dr. Dodek’s recent research interests include determinants of family satisfaction, patient safety, and organizational culture in critical care.  In 2010, Dr. Dodek was awarded a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study the relationship between moral distress in health care workers and patient safety in intensive care units.  In addition, he is currently a co-investigator and site investigator on several other CIHR-funded clinical trials in critical care and an advisor to the Critical Care Working Group of the B.C. Ministry of Health. Ruth Elwood Martin is a family physician with an interest in community-based participatory research that is rooted in her part-time medical practice in BC Correctional Centre clinics. She is currently facilitating the development of a UBC Division of Prison Health and Education, which will nurture university-community-prison engagement. Ruth is the lead research faculty for UBC family practice residency program, in which residents create scholarly projects that develop the knowledge base of family medicine. Ruth is also a co-investigator on the CIHR funded HPV-FOCAL study (a randomized controlled trial to evaluate HPV-testing as a primary screening tool) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada project, “Giving voice to the stories of family medicine.”