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28 September 2015

MSFHR announces 2016 Scholar and Trainee programs

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of funding competitions for MSFHR Scholar and post-doctoral Trainee awards.

Applications for the 2016 Scholar Program will open October 2, and the 2016 Trainee Program will open November 2. On those dates, competition guidelines and instructions will be posted to MSFHR’s website and the MSFHR ApplyNet system will open to receive submissions.

Starting with the 2016 Scholar and Trainee programs, MSFHR is pleased to offer Scholar and post-doctoral fellowship competitions on an annual basis as part of an expanded suite of programs that will broaden and enhance our support for health research and its application in British Columbia.

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How our bodies work hard to save energy

A new MSFHR-supported study reveals that when faced with impediments to a normal stride, people are able to adapt their step frequency within minutes to find a new optimum rate. Read more

BC SUPPORT Unit seeking executive director

Applications for this position will be accepted until October 16, 2015. Read more

Partnerships support up-and-coming researchers

Opportunities are now available to partner for 2016 on co-funding a post-doctoral fellow or an early-career independent researcher. Read more

MSFHR’s Bev Holmes to speak at international KT conference

The 3rd Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health will take place April 27 and 28 in Newcastle, UK. Read more

MSFHR People

Sarah de Leeuw (2012 Scholar) has co-edited a new textbook exploring indigenous perspectives on health. Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada: Beyond the Social explores the health impact of factors such as colonization and colonialism, environment, geography, and culture.

Steven Jones (2003 & 2008 Scholar) is the leader of a BC research team that will receive $2.2 million from the Terry Fox Foundation to develop new drugs that use the targeted mechanisms of antibodies to kill cancer cells.

Marco Marra (MSFHR Board of Directors; 2001 & 2006 Scholar) has been awarded the second annual Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research from UBC’s Faculty of Medicine for his extensive contributions to cancer research.

Wendy Norman (2012 Scholar) is the recipient of a 2015 PHSA+ Award. PHSA+ Awards were created with a goal of recognizing and celebrating the passionate contributions that PHSA staff make to province-wide health care solutions.


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