2020 Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) award recipients

The MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) 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.

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Provincial Health Services Authority

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Treatment of Pediatric Mental Health Problems: Unravelling the Role of Patient and Family Motivation in Eating Disorder Outcomes

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Vancouver Island University

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A patient-oriented mental health recovery effort: Working across sectors to alleviate suffering related to burnout, post-traumatic stress disorder, or treatment resistant depression

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University of British Columbia

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Redefining atherosclerosis: Characterizing and targeting smooth muscle cell foam cells for the treatment and prevention of coronary heart disease and stroke

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BC Cancer

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Cost-effective biomarker driven treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the era of precision medicine

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Provincial Health Services Authority

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Novel metabolomics approach for the diagnosis of infectious diseases

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University of British Columbia

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Development and evaluation of a novel wearable gait analysis tool for remote monitoring and assessment of patients with musculoskeletal injuries

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University of British Columbia

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Moving towards a biology-based care model in germ cell tumors

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Vancouver Coastal Health

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Delineating the pathophysiology of hypoxic ischemic brain injury after cardiac arrest to identify therapeutic targets

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University of British Columbia

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Motor vehicle crash risk after cardioverter-defibrillator implantation: A population-based evaluation

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Vancouver Coastal Health

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Implementing quality indicators through clinician and patient online toolkits to improve rehabilitation care and outcomes after hip and knee replacement for osteoarthritis

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