Research Office

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
Co-Acting 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.

Anna Meredith, Ph.D
Research Manager
anna.meredith@ubc.ca
(604) 875 – 4111 ext. 21503

Dr. Meredith has over 10 years of experience in translational research, project management, and scientific communication. She completed her PhD training in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia where her research focused on cardiac remodeling and biomarker discovery. She is excited to use her training and experience to support Medicine’s existing research portfolio, and looks forward to working with the Research Office team, as well as the broader community within the Department of Medicine, to build upon existing research capacity and support for its members.

Sabina Fitzsimmons
Research Office Assistant
sabina.fitzsimmons@ubc.ca
(604) 875-4111 ext. 61639

Sabina joined the Department in 2007 working with the HR and Administration Office. In 2015 she took on a new role and her time is divided between the Department of Medicine Research Office and the Experimental Medicine Program. Sabina assists with the administration aspects of grant/award submissions and provides various levels of support to the Research Office. She also coordinates the VGH Medicine Grand Rounds.

Department of Medicine Mission Statement

  1. Respect the dignity, individuality, and needs of our patients
  2. Strive to discover new knowledge that will advance state-of-the-art care
  3. Ensure effective and innovating teaching of our students
  4. Optimize our organization to promote both professional and personal fulfillment
  5. Value the efforts and achievement of teams and individuals who work to face the challenges of modern medicine

Department of Medicine Research Strategy

Research Strategy

The Research Office was established in late 2011 in response to the needs and growth of the research enterprise. It’s function is to address issues and impediments in research processes and create  a new infrastructure to enhance the research experience within all levels of the department. The Department of Medicine Research Strategy was created to help integrate the priorities of the Research Office with the overall DOM Mission and focus of the Department, Faculty and UBC.  We have chosen to STRIVE for excellence in research by focusing our efforts on the following six core principles:

Contact

If you have any questions about the Research Office, if you have a suggestion for research support you would like us to hear, or if you have a research project you would like assistance with, please contact us at:

Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
10th floor, Room 10121 – 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9
Phone: 604 875 4111 ext 21503
Fax: 604 875 4886
dom.research@ubc.ca