2019 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 20 exceptional BC-based health researchers as 2019 Scholar award recipients in areas ranging from youth mental health to optimal vaccine use and cancer metastasis.

Name Project title Research pillar Research location
Michael Anglesio Rethink Endometriosis: Genomics and Microenvironment Influence on Biology and Malignant Potential Biomedical University of British Columbia 
Shelly Ben-David Understanding service use decision-making and improving engagement among youth and young adults with mental health disorders Health Services University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus
William Hsiao Improving microbial outbreak responses through integration of knowledge engineering and bioinformatics platform development Health Services UBC Centre for Disease Control 
Emily Jenkins Promoting Mental Health and Addressing Substance Use in Canadian Youth through Collaborative Research and Intervention Population Health University of British Columbia 
Crystal Karakochuk Advancing nutritional hematology to reduce the burden of anemia and inform nutrition policy Population Health University of British Columbia 
David Kealy Identity in mental health: A focus for early intervention and improving social functioning Clinical University of British Columbia 
Janel Kopp Effects of cellular origin on the development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma Biomedical University of British Columbia 
Ruth Lavergne Strengthening primary care through population-based research Health Services Simon Fraser University
Sarah Munro Implementation of Shared Decision Making to Improve Person- and Family-Centred Care

Co-funded with CHÉOS - Providence Health Care Research Institute
Health Services Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS)
Brent Page Developing new anti-cancer drugs that target abnormal signaling networks in cancer Biomedical University of British Columbia 
Courtney Pollock Balancing act: Measuring and optimizing the challenge point in rehabilitation to improve walking balance after stroke Clinical  GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Joseph Puyat Exploring novel approaches to reduce the prevalence of depression

Co-funded with CHÉOS - Providence Health Care Research Institute
Health Services Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS)
Andrew Roth Development and Application of Computational Methods for Profiling Cancers at Single Cell Resolution Biomedical BC Cancer Agency
Travis Salway Adapting BC’s healthcare system for equitable and tailored service provision to sexual and gender minorities

Co-funded with Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity - Providence Health Care Research Institute and the BC Centre for Disease Control
Population Health Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity
BC Centre for Disease Control
Aline Talhouk Precision medicine to drive prevention and management strategies for women with endometrial cancer Health Services  BC Cancer Agency Research Centre
Sheila Teves Transcriptional memory and plasticity in embryonic stem cells Biomedical Life Sciences Institute
Carolina Tropini Microbial control of gut environment in IBD Biomedical University of British Columbia 
Brianna Turner Developing long-, short-, and near-term dynamic models of risk and resilience for intentional self-harm in BC youth Population Health University of Victoria
Lyndia (Chun) Wu Investigating the Biomechanical Mechanism of Concussions in Sports Biomedical University of British Columbia 
Wei Zhang Health, Work and Society: Improving Health Economic Evaluations

Co-funded with CHÉOSProvidence Health Care Research Institute
Health Services Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS)