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22 February 2016

New funding programs will bolster BC health research

As MSFHR marks its 15th anniversary, we are excited to share our evolving plans for a new suite of funding programs that will bolster our support for BC’s health research community.

Beginning in spring 2016, MSFHR will roll out a series of competitions that will complement our existing programs and meet specific needs identified through conversations with a broad range of stakeholders.

These new programs will offer salary support to health professionals, create new opportunities for knowledge translation, and help researchers apply discoveries to policy and real-world practice.

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Advancing First Nations health through collaboration

MSFHR and FNHA sign a memorandum of understanding to support collaborative efforts to advance First Nations health research. Read more

Morphine may impair premature babies’ development

A new MSFHR-supported study has found that giving morphine to premature babies can result in long-term impairment of brain development. Read more

BC SUPPORT Unit hiring Scientific Director

This position has been filled. For the latest news on the BC SUPPORT Unit, please visit their website.

Evaluation drives action on health research strategy

An update on how evaluation of the BC health research strategy is moving forward. Read more

MSFHR People

Annette Browne (2004 Scholar) has been awarded the 2015 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award for her outstanding contributions as a researcher, educator, mentor, and community scholar.

Judy Illes (2008 Team Planning Award) was recently appointed president of the International Neuroethics Society. Illes, who is a co-founder of the society, began her two-year term on January 28.

Linda Li (2011 Scholar) received the Arthritis Research Health Professionals Distinguished Scholar Award for her contributions to understanding help-seeking behaviour in people with arthritis and her work in using digital media interventions to improve arthritis management.

Julio Montaner (2010 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize winner) is the co-recipient of the 2015 CIHR Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research for his contributions to revolutionizing HIV treatment and championing public health policies and access-to-care.


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