Research

Department of Medicine Research Office

The mission of the Research Office is to support and advance research, scholarship and innovation in the Department of Medicine.

Our goals are to uphold the values of the Department of Medicine and to assist in the development of a new collaborative, goal oriented research culture.

The Research Office and the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) are committed to celebrating the success of our researchers who have helped the Department of Medicine achieve a position as a preeminent research centre.

What Can the Research Office Do for You?

Meet the Research Office Team

Teresa S.M. Tsang, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FASE
Acting Co-Head and 
Associate Head Research 

Dr. Tsang was appointed Associate Head, Research in September 2011. She is a Professor of Medicine within the Division of Cardiology with expertise in echocardiography and clinical epidemiology. She was recruited to the Department of Medicine in late 2009 from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She is internationally recognized for her research in atrial fibrillation; echocardiographic prediction and prevention of first atrial fibrillation, heart failure, stroke; atrial remodeling and reversal; and diastolic function. In her capacity as Associate Head Research, Dr. Tsang will oversee the strategic operations of the Research Office, and take the leadership role in the implementation of the recommendations of the Research Task Force and the external review of research, and develop other initiatives to advance the research mission of the Department.

Jody Swift, PhD
Manager, Research Operations
jody.swift@vch.ca
(604) 875 – 4111 ext. 21503

Jody joined the research office in 2013. She holds a PhD in chemistry specializing in biophysics and microscopy. Prior to joining the Department of Medicine she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University; developing novel pharmacodynamic assays for whole cell imaging and quantification of both direct receptor activation and GPCR-RTK transactivation. Through these endeavors she has gained significant experience in grant writing, ethics applications, scientific reporting, workshop development and public speaking. Working in conjunction with Dr. Tsang, Dr. Swift will be responsible for the management and support of the research activities in the Department of Medicine.

Contact the Research Office

Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
10th floor, Room 10123 – 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9
Phone: (604) 875 – 4111 ext 21503
Fax: (604) 875 – 4886
dom.research@ubc.ca