MSFHR/CIHR Science Policy Fellows announced
2 April 2014
Six BC-based health researchers will have the chance to gain real-world policy-making experience as recipients of MSFHR/CIHR Science Policy Fellowships.
The award recipients will be embedded in the BC Ministry of Health for between six and 12 months in a policy setting, where they will work as part of a policy team.
A full list of MSFHR/CIHR Science Policy Fellows and corresponding policy assignments is below:
As part of its commitment to bridging the gap between research and practice, MSFHR is proud to fund these BC-based policy assignments in partnership with CIHR. This year’s competition marks the second time MSFHR has partnered on the Science Policy Fellowships program. In 2012, MSFHR funded researcher Noreen Kamal to undertake a six-month placement in the BC Ministry of Health to study emergency department care.
- Read more: “Fellowship offers inside look at policy process”
- Video: MSFHR/CIHR Science Policy Fellowship
“The Foundation is very excited to help facilitate evidence-informed practice and policy-making,” said Gayle Scarrow, Manager, Knowledge Translation at MSFHR. “These fellowships are a great opportunity for researchers to learn about the science-policy interface and for policy-makers to receive timely and relevant research on issues of importance to them.”