UBC Department of Medicine members awarded 2019 MSFHR Awards

Congratulations to UBC Department of Medicine members who have been awarded 2019 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Awards.

MSFHR Convening & Collaborating (C2) Program Awards:

MSFHR’s Convening & Collaborating (C2) Program awards bring together researchers and research users to co-develop research aligned with BC’s health system priorities. Through meaningful collaboration, teams co-develop research questions and processes that might include developing a research agenda or building a new partnership to increase the use of research evidence in policy, planning and practice.

In 2019, several Department of Medicine members are part of diverse teams involved in multiple exciting MSFHR C2 Program projects:

Dr. Ken Madden (Geriatric Medicine):
Project: A Clinical Academic Partnership To Advance Team-Based Practice In Reablement

Dr. Kam Shojania (Rheumatology) and Dr. Diane Lacaille (Rheumatology):
Project: Building Partnerships For Implementing A Decentralized EHealth Collaborative Gout Care Model: BRIDGE

Dr. Nicol McPherson (Medical Oncology):
Project: Improving Young Adult Cancer Care In Partnership With Young Adults And Cancer Care Allies In BC

Dr. Thalia Field (Neurology), Dr. Nat Hawkins (Cardiology), Dr. Richard Lester (Infectious Diseases), Dr. Don Sin (Respiratory Medicine), and Dr. Sean Virani (Cardiology):
Project: Virtual Innovative Health Strategies Through Interdisciplinary Co-Operative Network (VISION)

Dr. Lianping Ti (AIDS) and Dr. Rod Knight (AIDS):
Project: Surveillance Concerns And Opportunities: Using Technology Devices For Overdose Detection


MSFHR Reach Awards:

MSFHR’s Reach Program brings researchers and research users together to support the dissemination of research evidence, within the context of related knowledge, and increase its potential impact. Together, teams co-develop events, activities, and/or tools from social media initiatives to educational symposia, to share research findings and evidence with audiences who can directly use the knowledge.

In 2019, 8 teams were recipients of the MSFHR Reach Awards, including:

Dr. Liam Brunham (General Internal Medicine):
Project: Familial Hypercholesterolemia – Patient Engagement Forum


MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization Awards:

The MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program supports researchers to advance their discoveries or inventions towards practical application, resulting in products or technologies that improve health outcomes and enrich BC’s health innovation ecosystem.

This year, there were 9 recipients of the MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization Awards, including:

Dr. Don Sin (Respiratory Medicine):
Project: Biomarker Tests To Diagnose And Prognose Acute Exacerbations Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Please join us in congratulating our Department members on their exciting and excellent work!