2019 Reach award recipients

The MSFHR Reach Program provides funding for teams of researchers and research users to support the dissemination and effective uptake of research evidence.

Introduced in 2017, Reach awards provide funding of up to $15,000 for teams of health researchers and research users as they plan and implement research dissemination activities to enable the transfer, exchange and/or uptake of research evidence in audiences who can directly use the information.

The 8 successful teams are organized by host institution below. Organizational abbreviations can be found at the bottom of this page.

Project title Co-leads Project trainees
Host institution: Trinity Western University  
No one size fits all for measuring what matters: Supporting the use of PRO data in healthcare
  • Richard Sawatzky (TWU)
  • Jae-Yung Kwon (International Society for Quality of Life Research, University of British Columbia)
  • Ronak Brahmbhatt (Trinity Western University)
Host institution: University of British Columbia 
“VACCINE BOOSTER TALK” short film for frontline healthcare professionals
  • Julie Bettinger (UBC)
  • Hana Mijovic (BC Children's Hospital, Vaccine Evaluation Centre, Provincial Health Services Authority)
  • Clara Rubincam (Vaccine Evaluation Centre)
  • Emily Gemmell (Vaccine Evaluation Centre)
#DebunkingDesire: Disseminating Facts of Women’s Low Desire Using a Coordinated Social Media Campaign
  • Julia O’Loughin (UBC)
  • Faith Jabs (UBC)
Depression and heart disease: Promoting awareness and intervention across the continuum of care.
  • Martha MacKay (UBC)
  • Nardia Strydom (Providence Health Care Research Insitute)
  • Rachel Neal (Concordia University)
A socially responsible dentist: an evidence-based curriculum to address stigma and discrimination
  • Dr. Abiola Adeniyi 
  • Michael Siarkowski 
  • Maxine Harjani 
Familial Hypercholesterolemia - Patient Engagement Forum
  • Dr. Miles Marchand (UBC)
Asthma in the Age of Epigenetics & Microbiomics: Research, Clinical Practice & Policy
Host institution: University of Victoria
Employing A Choir to Reduce Dementia-Related Stigma: A Toolkit for Knowledge Mobilization
  • Mathilde Cervantes (UVic)
  • Timothy Lukyn (UVic)
  • Michaella Trites (UVic)
  • Sebastian Santana (UVic)

British Columbia Children's Hospital Research Institute; Canadian Institute on Substance Use Research (CISUR); Island Health (VIHA); Simon Fraser University (SFU); Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC); Trinity Western University (TWU); University of British Columbia (UBC); University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO); University of the Fraser Valley (UFV); University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC); University of Victoria (UVic); Vancouver Island University (VIU); Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)