2020 Research Trainee award recipients

The MSFHR Research Trainee Program supports health researchers in the training phase of their research career to enable career development and the long-term success of the BC health research landscape.

MSFHR is pleased to name 43 exceptional BC health researchers as 2020 Research Trainee award recipients in areas ranging from artificial intelligence in breast cancer screening, mental health in immigrant and refugee children, substance use harm reduction, and vaccine education for midwifery clients.

Researcher Project title Research Pillar Research location
Narlon Cassio Boa Sorte Silva
 
Clinical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Gaetano Calabrese Unraveling client selectivity and pattern recognition of J-Protein chaperones involved in preventing intracellular aggregation of polyglutamine peptides Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Sara Chadwick Identifying Complex Associations between Biomedical HIV Treatment and Prevention Strategies, Condom Use Behaviors, and STIs in Gay, Bisexual, and other Men who have Sex with Men Population Health University of Victoria
Elizabeth Dao Role of myelin pathology in vascular cognitive impairment Clinical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Travis De Wolfe The interplay between inflammatory bowel disease and Clostridioides difficile co-occurrence and the pediatric gastrointestinal microbiome Clinical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Rachel Eddy
 
Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Allison Ezzat Using electronic medical record data and patient reported outcome measures to improve the early identification and management of knee osteoarthritis in Canadian primary care Health Services University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Alessandro Franciosi Refining the approach to Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Exacerbations - modelling data to improve assessment and predict etiology. Clinical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Yanusa Garba Understanding adaptability in egg-laying behavior in Aedes aegypti Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Francesco Gentile Artificial Intelligence Based Discovery of Estrogen Receptor Activation Function 2 (AF2) Inhibitors as the First-In-Class Therapies for Drug Resistant Breast Cancers Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Pierre-André Gilormini
 
Biomedical Simon Fraser University
Sarah Grasedieck
 
Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Claire Hales Using computational modeling to investigate the cognitive processes underlying behaviors related to gambling disorder in rats Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Chido Hambira Development of Novel Alpha-amanitin Analogs for Targeted Cancer Chemotherapy Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Illiassou Hamidou Soumana Effect of Diesel Exhaust on the Respiratory Microbiome in COPD Airways Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Femke Hoekstra Understanding counsellor-client interactions in spinal cord injury exercise counselling: a novel method to explain outcomes of randomized controlled trials by assessing intervention fidelity Population Health University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus
Pierre Hofvander Characterization of Pathogenic Chromatin States in Synovial Sarcoma Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Ryan Hoiland A novel strategy to mitigate secondary hypoxic injury following traumatic spinal cord injury through the augmentation of local microvascular oxygen supply Biomedical University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus
Elizabeth King Severity and Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms in Women Living with HIV Clinical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Sarah Kraeutner Modifying brain activity on an individual basis to improve recovery after stroke Clinical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Jessica Küpper Bone Marrow Lesions in Osteoarthritis and Their Relation to Cartilage Contact and Stresses Clinical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Céline Laumont B cells: new players in the immune response to cancer Biomedical BC Cancer – Deely Research Centre
Alison Li Developing novel therapeutic targets to treat arrhythmia-causing ryanodine receptor variants in the heart Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
James Mackay Exploring Altered Cortical Activity Dynamics in Huntington’s Disease Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Sandra Marquis Using population-level administrative data to study the health of youth with developmental disabilities transitioning to adult services Population Health University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Shabnam Massah Characterization of Gli proteins as a novel therapeutic target in prostate and breast cancer. Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Jane McCall Harm Reduction into Action: Supporting Nurses to Provide Culturally Safe Care with a Harm Reduction Lens to People who use Drugs Health Services University of Victoria
Elisabeth McClymont Viral Determinants of Natural Human Cytomegalovirus Transmission Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Mia Mclean Evolving Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Children Born Very Preterm: Brain, Stress Regulation and Parenting Clinical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Neel Mehta Redevelopment and Optimization of an Adeno-Associated Virus Gene Therapy Product for the Treatment of Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency Biomedical BC Children's Hospital - Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
Daniel Peach From genes to ecology: The current and future distribution of arbovirus vectors in BC Population Health University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Wendy Pringle
 
Health Services University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Mónica Romera Hernández Don't let ILC3s take your breath away Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Isaac Rosado Sanchez Engineering the design of regulatory T cell therapy in transplantation Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Larissa Rossen Feeding patterns, nutrient status, and neurocognitive development in toddlers 18-24 months of age: A Randomised Control Trial Clinical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Vanessa Sloan Morgan Inheritors of the Future: Community-Driven Voices of Youth Contemplating Health and Wellbeing in Indigenous and Northern Geographies of British Columbia Population Health University of Northern British Columbia
Kimberly Thomson
 
Population Health University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Joshua Tremblay Evolutionary mismatch: a cause of cardiovascular disease in industrialized societies? Biomedical University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus
Haley Vecchiarelli The Role of Microglia in Chronic Stress-Induced Cognitive Impairment Biomedical University of Victoria
Menghua Wang Targeted isolation and identification of N-N bond-containing bioactive molecules from bacteria Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Mei-Ling Wiedmeyer Determinants of sexual and reproductive health care for im/migrant women: a community-based mixed methods study to realize comprehensive primary care in BC. Health Services Simon Fraser University
Alyson Wong
 
Health Services University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Xining Yang Modulating microRNA-193a expression levels as a treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) Biomedical BC Cancer – Terry Fox Laboratory