2020 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 2020 Scholar award recipients in areas ranging from health equity to early dysphagia detection and osteoarthritis prevention.

Name Project title Research pillar Research location
Maya Gislason Healthy Children, Healthy Communities: Co-Benefits of Children’s Action on Climate Change and Mental Health Population Health Simon Fraser University – Burnaby Campus 
Eric Kim Characterizing the Psychological and Social Predictors of Increased Preventive Service Use Population Health University of British Columbia - Vancouver Campus
Katherine Elvira
 
Biomedical Research University of Victoria 
Shannon Freeman
 
Co-funded with AGE-WELL NCE
Population Health University of Northern British Columbia 
Jade Boyd
 
Population Health BC Centre on Substance Use  
Theodore Cosco Mental health in later life: A stakeholder-informed approach to health and technology interventions for older adults Population Health Simon Fraser University – Vancouver Campus 
Nancy Sin Stress resilience across the adult lifespan: Linking dynamic day-to-day protective factors to aging and health Population Health University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus  
Kathleen Deering A program of research on optimizing trauma-informed practice in sexual, reproductive and HIV-related health services among marginalized women Population Health Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity 
Katrina Plamondon Advancing Health Equity Action Population Health University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus
Matthias Görges Optimizing post-procedural pain trajectories through patient-oriented research and artificial intelligence Health Services Research BC Children's Hospital Research Institute 
Jennifer Davis Adding Quality Years to Later Life via Innovative Health Economics Research Methods Health Services Research University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus 
Amanda Fuchsia Howard Critical Illness Survivorship: Evidence to Design Patient-Centred Interventions Health Services Research University of British Columbia 
Stacey Skoretz Early dysphagia detection in critically ill patients following prolonged mechanical ventilation Clinical Research University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus 
Jackie Whittaker Preventing Osteoarthritis after a Sport-related Knee Injury Clinical Research University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus 
Isaac Li Molecular Tools for Monitoring and Controlling the Mechanobiology of Diseases Biomedical  University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus 
Mahmoud Pouladi The use of human stem cells to understand mechanisms and develop treatments for neurological disorders Biomedical BC Children's Hospital Research Institute 
Faraz Hach Computational Methods for Monitoring The Evolution of Tumours Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus 
Mark Cembrowski Understanding and disrupting fear memory in the brain Biomedical  University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus 
Kenji Sugioka Dissecting the Flow-induced Symmetry-Breaking of Animal Cell Division Biomedical University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus 
Thuy Dang Plant based anticancer drugs -  from discovery to final products Biomedical University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus