2020 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.

Name (health profession) Research title Research location (health authority)
Jennifer Coelho Treatment of pediatric mental health problems: Unravelling the role of patient and family motivation in eating disorder outcomes BC Children's Hospital / Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
Shannon Dames A patient-oriented mental health recovery effort: Working across sectors to alleviate suffering related to burnout, post-traumatic stress disorder, or treatment resistant depression

Co-funded with Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation
Vancouver Island University
Gordon Francis Redefining atherosclerosis: Characterizing and targeting smooth muscle cell foam cells for the treatment and prevention of coronary heart disease and stroke

Co-funded with Providence Health Care Research Institute
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Alina Gerrie Cost-effective biomarker driven treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the era of precision medicine BC Cancer / BC Cancer Research Centre
Catherine Hogan Novel metabolomics approach for the diagnosis of infectious diseases BC Centre for Disease Control
Christopher Napier Development and evaluation of a novel wearable gait analysis tool for remote monitoring and assessment of patients with musculoskeletal injuries

Co-funded with Plantiga
Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
Lucia Nappi Moving towards a biology-based care model in germ cell tumors BC Cancer / Vancouver Prostate Centre
Mypinder Sekhon Delineating the pathophysiology of hypoxic ischemic brain injury after cardiac arrest to identify therapeutic targets. Vancouver General Hospital
John Staples Motor vehicle crash risk after cardioverter-defibrillator implantation: A population-based evaluation UBC / Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Marie Westby Implementing quality indicators through clinician and patient online toolkits to improve rehabilitation care and outcomes after hip and knee replacement for osteoarthritis Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

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