UBC Department of Medicine 2020 VCHRI COVID-19 Research Fund Recipients

Eight members of the UBC Department of Medicine are the recipients of the 2020 VCHRI COVID-19 Research Fund.

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has partnered with VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to administer the COVID-19 Research Fund.

The VCHRI COVID-19 Research Fund aims to support innovative research with the potential to have a swift impact on evolving clinical challenges related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Research projects that have been funded support current priorities in clinical service and clinical need including the expansion of clinical research, supporting core clinical research, investigating social and mental health aspects of COVID-19, and data science.

The following UBC Department of Medicine members are the recipients of the 2020 VCHRI COVID-19 Research Fund:

Dr. Christopher Carlsten (Division of Respiratory Medicine)
Project Title: Respiratory Outcomes Following COVID-19 Infection in British Columbia: A Prospective Patient Registry




Dr. James Lan (Division of Nephrology)
Project Title
: Comprehensive Immune Profiling of Solid Organ Transplant Recipients with COVID-19




Dr. Agnes Lee (Division of Hematology)
Project Title: COVID-19 Associated Venous and Arterial Thromboembolism (CAVEAT)




Dr. Allison Mah (Division of Infectious Diseases)
Project Title: A Multi-centre, Adaptive, Randomized, Open-label, Controlled Clinical Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Investigational Therapeutics for the Treatment of COVID-19 in Hospitalized patients (CATCO)




Dr. Renelle Myers (Division of Respiratory Medicine)
Project Title: Detection of COVID-19 by volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath (VOCs) – A Pilot Study




Dr. Jacqueline Saw (Division of Cardiology)
Project Title: Cardiac COVID-19 (Cardiac-COVID) Myocardial Injury Prospective Registry




Dr. Isabella Tai (Division of Gastroenterology)
Project Title: Assess the Efficacy of Combination Treatment with ACE2-R Blocker and TMPRSS2




Dr. Teresa Tsang (Division of Cardiology)
Project Title: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Risk Stratification of Patients with COVID-19 Symptoms Using Heart-Lung Ultrasound: A VCH Initiative Build for Frontline Workers




For more information on the COVID-19 Research Fund Study details, please visit: VCHRI News

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Carlsten, Lan, Lee, Mah, Myers, Saw, Tai and Tsang on this wonderful achievement!