Faculty of medicine members recently received Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Awards through three funding competitions, Innovation to Commercialization, Convening and Collaborating and Reach.
The Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program is designed to help BC health researchers advance their discoveries or inventions towards use in patient populations to improve health outcomes, benefit society, and enrich the health innovation ecosystem in BC. These researchers and their research programs help grow BC’s talent pool and contribute to a strong, sustainable knowledge economy.
Faculty of medicine I2C awardees and their projects are:
- Harry Brumer, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, A GlycoCaged drug delivery system to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
- Hongshen Ma, Centre for Blood Research and School of Biomedical Engineering, Technology for image-based screening to enhance protein production
- Donald Sin, department of medicine, Biomarker tests to diagnose and prognose acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Bruce Verchere, departments of surgery and pathology and laboratory medicine, Novel nanomedicines for resolving inflammation as a treatment for type 2 diabetes
The Convening & Collaborating (C2) Program and Reach awards are designed to foster collaboration between researchers and research users, support the co-development of research questions and the dissemination of research evidence.
Faculty of medicine C2 awardees and their projects are:
- Maureen Ashe, department of family practice, A Clinical Academic Partnership To Advance Team-Based Practice In Reablement
- Skye Barbic, department of occupational health and occupational therapy, Building a partnership between emergency services and youth mental health services in BC
- Kendall Ho, department of emergency medicine, Virtual Innovative health Strategies through Interdisciplinary Co-Operative Network (VISION)
- Tami Howe, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Collaborating To Narrow The Evidence-To-Practice Gap In Communication Care For People With Dementia
- Tonia Nicholls, department of psychiatry, Collaborative Development Of An Inclusive Research Agenda For Evaluating Correctional Health Services
- Manish Sadarangani, department of pediatrics, Development Of A Comprehensive Vaccine Research Agenda For BC Through Multi-Faceted Collaboration
- Laura Sauve, department of pediatrics, ‘Exploring Being Well Together’: Maternal & Infant Health Equity In The Context Of HIV
- Lianping Ti, department of medicine, Surveillance Concerns And Opportunities: Using Technology Devices For Overdose Detection
Faculty of medicine Reach awardees and their projects are:
- Julie Bettinger, department of pediatrics, “Vaccine Booster Talk” short film for frontline healthcare professionals
- Lori Brotto, department of obstetrics and gynecology, #DebunkingDesire: Disseminating Facts of Women’s Low Desire Using a Coordinated Social Media Campaign
- Liam Brunham, department of medicine, Familial Hypercholesterolemia – Patient Engagement Forum
- Stuart Turvey, department of pediatrics, Asthma in the Age of Epigenetics & Microbiomics: Research, Clinical Practice & Policy