2016 Trainee Program Award Recipients

Researcher Project Title Research Pillar

AMES, Megan

The Effect of Psychosocial Stressors on Health Behaviours and Indicators of Cardiometabolic Risk in the Transition to Young Adulthood

Population Health

ANDERSON, David

Characterizing and optimizing mechanisms of antibiotic synthesis in Streptomyces coelicolor

Biomedical

BOSSIO, Jenn

Advances in the treatment of sexual dysfunction in men: Applications for mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

Clinical

BUSE, Christopher

Understanding health equity and resource development (UnHEARD): New tools for assessing the health equity implications of unconventional natural gas development on rural and remote communities in northern British Columbia

Population Health

COCHRANE, Kyla

Award co-funded in partnership with BioCanRx

Determining the virulence determinants of Fusobacterium nucleatum to define diagnostic and therapeutic targets for colorectal cancer.

Biomedical

DARROCH, Francine

‘APP’lying Supportive Movement: Trauma-Informed and Culturally Safe Physical Activity Programming for Young Pregnant and Parenting Women Marginalized by Poverty, Racism, and Trauma

Population Health

ESLAMI, Aida

Award co-funded in partnership with AllerGen

Development of a hierarchical algorithm to investigate the role of long non coding RNA regions in the etiology of asthma

Biomedical

HAJI-GHASSEMI, Omid

High-resolution structures of the cardiac Ryanodine Receptor: a target for arrhythmia-causing mutations

Biomedical

HAMILTON, Clayon

Development and Validation of the Patient Engagement In Research Scale (PEIRS)

Health Services

HEDDEN, Lindsay

Evidence-informed decision making in cancer survivorship: evaluating a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary prostate cancer supportive care program

Health Services

JASPERS-FAYER, Fern

Neural correlates of symptom provocation in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Clinical

KENT, Brianne

Identifying and correcting for chronic circadian misalignment in Alzheimer’s disease

Biomedical

LOCKE, Sean

Changing cognitions to change behaviour change: Reframing biased thinking to improve exercise adherence in individuals with prediabetes

Clinical

MEHRAN, Arya

Award co-funded in partnership with Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation

Neurally-produced estradiol enhances the neuroprotective actions of insulin

Biomedical

MUNRO, Sarah

Exploring the factors that influence implementation of mifepristone abortion practice in Canada: The CART-Mife Study

Health Services

RIDER, Christopher

Does Diesel Exhaust Exposure Alter Epigenetic Signatures in Individuals with Specific Allergies? A Translational Study to Understand the Role of Particulate Matter.

Biomedical

RUBINCAM, Clara

Understanding the evolution of expectant and new parents’ beliefs and behaviours about pediatric vaccination in British Columbia

Population Health

SCHMIDT, Julia

Award co-funded in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Research Institute

Brain Excitability After mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Biomedical

SHAHRAM, Sana

Improving health equity through cross-cultural collaboration: Learning from Indigenous-developed programs to strengthen public health systems in preventing the harms of substance use in BC

Health Services

SOLIS, Nestor

Exploring the autocrine transcriptional role of the macrophage-specific matrix metalloproteinase (MMP12) in phenotypically distinct macrophages in the context of acute inflammation

Biomedical

SUN, Tianjun

Structural characterization of the transporter protein TarG/H in wall teichoic acid biosynthesis of Gram positive bacterial pathogens

Biomedical

VAN HOLSTEIN, Mieke

Award co-funded in partnership with BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation

Flicking the switch: cross-species translation of rapid context-based switching between tasks

Biomedical

VAN SCHOOTEN, Kimberley

Movement strategies for transferring without falling in older people

Clinical

WICKI-STORDEUR, Leigh

Panx1 in swelling-induced neuronal death

Biomedical

WIJNANDS, Jose

Award co-funded in partnership with the Koehle Family Foundation

Identifying prodromal signs of multiple sclerosis: a multi-centre approach

Population Health

WOUTERS, Maartje

Award co-funded in partnership with BioCanRx

Toward personalized immunotherapy: defining mechanisms of immune suppression across the molecular subtypes of ovarian cancer

Biomedical

YANG, Yijian

Strategies to Promote Mobility and Physical Activity in Older Men in Assisted Living

Clinical

ZAKANI, Sima

Open MRI for assessing joint biomechanics - applications for osteoarthritis

Clinical