MSFHR announces 2009 Trainee award recipients

9 October 2009

Since 2001, we have funded more than 1,000 graduate students and post doctoral fellows to train on the job with leading researchers at BC universities and hospital-based research centres.

MSFHR Research Trainee Program Awards support highly qualified Master's, PhD and Post Doctoral trainees to prepare for careers as independent health researchers. These exceptional students significantly increase the productivity of the research programs with which they are affiliated.

By funding their training, BC is better positioned to retain them as future leaders in health research.

Acknowledging our Funding Partners

MSFHR’s Trainee Partnership Program provides an opportunity for not-for-profit organizations, foundations, and other interested groups to partner with us to jointly fund qualified applicants. Since 2002, a total of 103 jointly-funded awards have been given through this program, including 10 awards this year by the following organizations:

  • Canadian Cancer Society – BC & Yukon Division
  • Canadian Foundation for Women's Health (CFWH)
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC)
  • Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation
  • Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
  • Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI)
  • VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
  • WorkSafe BC

Special Recognition Prize for Research on Aging

For 2009, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) is awarding a Recognition Prize for Research on Aging  to the 2 top-ranked trainees whose work was deemed relevant to CIHR-IA’s research priorities in aging.