Researchers from the faculty of medicine have been awarded funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for research projects aimed at improving the health of Canadians.
The research projects are among a total of 20 led by UBC researchers that were collectively awarded $4.6 million in funding.
The JELF awards were announced by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, as part of a large announcement of more than $64 million to support 251 research infrastructure projects at 40 universities across the country.
The funding will help support the state-of-the-art labs, equipment and facilities needed to make discoveries that will have an impact on Canadians, while helping universities attract and retain top researchers.
Faculty of medicine recipients and their projects:
School of biomedical engineering
Project title: Wearable Systems to Characterize Sensorimotor Response to Impulsive Loads
Department of pathology and laboratory medicine
Project title: Spatial Characterization of Human Atherosclerotic Disease for Therapeutic and Biomarker Development
Department of radiology, department of medicine
Project title: Infrastructure for AI-integrated Point of Care Ultrasound Imaging for Decentralized Healthcare