2018 Health Professional-Investigator 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.

In its second year, MSFHR is delighted to announce 12 health professional award recipients, including a nurse, a psychologist and physicians specializing in cancer, stroke, asthma and HIV.

Name (Health profession) Research title Research location (Health authority)
Catherine Biggs
(Physician)
Improving outcomes through precision medicine for adults with primary immunodeficiency BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (Provincial Health Services Authority)
Peter Black
(Physician)
Unravelling disparate roles of Notch-1 and Notch-2 signalling in bladder cancer
*Co-funded in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute & VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation
Vancouver Prostate Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health)
Elizabeth Borycki
(Registered Nurse)
Improving the safety of health information technology: From international knowledge to local application Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health, University of Victoria
Delbert Dorscheid
(Respirologist)
IgE-mediated inflammation generated by the airway epithelium is antigen independent-a cause of a novel asthma phenotype
*Co-funded in partnership with Providence Health Care Research Institute
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (Providence Health Care)
Thalia Field
(Physician)
SECRET: Study of rivaroxaban for CeREbral venous Thrombosis Vancouver Stroke Program, Vancouver General Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health)
Josie Geller 
(Registered Psychologist)
Improving outcomes in the treatment of eating disorders: Self-compassion in patients, families and clinicians Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (Providence Health Care)
Donald Griesdale
(Physician)
Cerebral Oximetry to assess CErebral autoregulation in Hypoxemic Ischemic Brain Injury (COnCEpT – HIBI) Vancouver General Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health)
Corinne Hohl
(Physician)
Implementing and evaluating ActionADE to transform medication safety Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (Vancouver Coastal Health)
Jenny Ko
(Physician)
Assessment of breast cancer and response to systemic therapy before surgery using diffuse optical imaging technology BC Cancer (Provincial Health Services Authority)
Melanie Murray
(Physician)
Individual disposition and mHealth: Personalized care to improve outcomes BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre (Provincial Health Services Authority)
Eitan Prisman
(Physician)
Custom platform for preoperative planning of complex head and neck reconstruction Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (Vancouver Coastal Health)
Paul Yong
(Physician)
Sexual pain in endometriosis: Role of somatic mutations BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre (Provincial Health Services Authority) and Vancouver General Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health)