2018 Scholar award recipients

The MSFHR Scholar Program is designed to support early career researchers as they establish independent research careers, form their own research teams and develop research programs that advance cutting-edge health solutions.

MSFHR is pleased to name 17 exceptional BC-based health researchers as 2018 Scholar award recipients in areas ranging from youth mental health to optimal vaccine use and cancer metastasis.

Researcher Project title Research pillar Research location
Andrea Krüsi A program of research on criminalization of sexuality, HIV and incarceration among marginalized women Population health Gender and Sexual Health Initiative (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)
Anne Gadermann Mental health trajectories of immigrant and refugee children: An ecological population-based approach
Co-funded with CHÉOSProvidence Health Care Research Institute
Population health University of British Columbia
Babak Shadgan Development of a novel biophotonics method to improve treatment and neurological outcomes in acute spinal cord injury Clinical International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)
Brodie Sakakibara Innovative uses of technology to prevent secondary events after stroke Health services University of British Columbia Okanagan
Faranak Farzan Neuromodulation research program for youth addiction and mental health Biomedical Simon Fraser University
Gillian Hanley Population-based 'big data' research to improve women's health Health services University of British Columbia
Hugh Kim Platelet signaling in chronic inflammation Biomedical University of British Columbia
Joelle LeMoult Predicting depressive symptoms during the transition to high school Population health University of British Columbia
John Burke Phosphoinositide kinases: molecular determinants for their regulation and role in human disease Biomedical University of Victoria
Karla Williams Developing novel cancer diagnostic platforms and advancing treatment options for metastatic cancer Biomedical University of British Columbia
Ma'en Obeidat Integrative genomics to identify novel therapeutics and biomarkers for COPD Clinical Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (St. Paul’s Hospital)
Manish Sadarangani Prevention of severe bacterial infections in children by optimizing protection through vaccination Clinical Vaccine Evaluation Centre (BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute)
M Eugenia Socias Optimizing care for opioid use disorder in British Columbia
Co-funded with St. Paul's Foundation
Health services BC Centre on Substance Use
Mohammad Ehsan Karim A causal inference framework for analyzing large administrative health care databases with a focus on multiple sclerosis
Co-funded with CHÉOSProvidence Health Care Research Institute
Population health Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS)
Rachel Murphy Studying the role of modifiable risk factors: Nutrition and body weight for the prevention of cancer Population health University of British Columbia
Shannon Kolind Imaging repair: Developing and applying unconventional neuroimaging methods for quantitative assessment of tissue health Clinical University of British Columbia
Skye Barbic Improving youth mental health and substance use outcomes through primary-care based health services Health services University of British Columbia