2017 Health Professional-Investigator Award recipients

The MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator Program is designed to develop BC’s research talent and help decrease the gap between health research and its implementation. The awards support health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to conduct and apply research relevant to health and/or the health system.

In its inaugural year MSFHR is delighted to announce 11 health professional award recipients in ranging from emergency physicians to midwives and psychologists across five health authorities.

Name (Health profession) Research title Research location (Health authority)
Jeff Brubacher
(Physician)
Health related quality of life following road trauma: An emergency department inception cohort study Vancouver General Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute/Vancouver Coastal Health)
Kendall Ho
(Physician)
TEC4Home: Telehealth for emergency-community continuity of care connectivity via home monitoring Vancouver General Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute/Vancouver Coastal Health)
Zachary Laksman
(Cardiologist)
Developing personalized anti-arrhythmic drug therapy for atrial fibrillation Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul’s Hospital (Providence Health Care)
Christine Lee
(Medical microbiologist/ Physician)
BCaLM research program: A safe and effective lyophilized fecal microbiota transplantation program for chronic gut disorders Royal Jubilee Hospital (Vancouver Island Health Authority)
Janice Leung*
(Physician)
Understanding the aging HIV lung from dysbiosis to cell injury Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul’s Hospital (Providence Health Care)
Seonaid Nolan 
(Physician)
Addressing morbidity, mortality and health care costs among patients evaluated for addiction care in acute care settings BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St. Paul’s Hospital (Providence Health Care)
Robert Olson (Radiation oncologist) Canada-wide comparison of patient reported outcomes by complexity of radiotherapy technique for bone metastases BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North (Provincial Health Services Authority/Northern Health)
Daniel Renouf
(Oncologist)
Towards individualized treatment for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) BC Cancer Agency (Provincial Health Services Authority)
Noah Silverberg
(Psychologist)
Implementing concussion return to activity guidelines in primary care GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute/Vancouver Coastal Health)
Andrew Thamboo
(Otolaryngolist)
Understanding a potentially common upper airway disorder: Empty nose syndrome St. Paul’s Hospital (Providence Health Care)
Saraswathi Vedam
(Registered midwife)
Women taking charge of changing childbirth in BC Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC (Provincial Health Services Authority)

*MSFHR is delighted to be partnering with Providence Health Care Research Institute to co-fund this Health Professional-Investigator Award.