Congratulations to the 2020 Excellence in Patient-Oriented Research Award recipients

Three members of the UBC Department of Medicine have been recognized with the 2020 VCHRI and BCSupport Unit Patient-Oriented Research Awards.

From study design to presenting research findings, patients can play a vital role throughout the research process. The Excellence in Patient-Oriented Research Awards support clinician-scientists to conduct patient-oriented research and involve patients as research partners. The award is a joint initiative of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the BC SUPPORT Unit and promotes the further development of research capacity in British Columbia.

The 2020 Excellence in Patient-Oriented Research Award winners are:

  • Dr. ​Michael Berger, investigator, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD – Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)






  • Dr. Thalia Field, stroke neurologist, Vancouver General Hospital (Division of Neurology)







  • Dr. James Lan, transplant nephrologist, Vancouver General Hospital (Division of Nephrology)







Please join us in congratulating Drs. Berger, Field, and Lan on this wonderful achievement!

This story originally appeared on VCHRI