The MSFHR COVID-19 Research Response Fund, with $2 million in funding support from the BC government, will focus on high-quality research that evaluates BC’s response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and informs ongoing response, especially strategies for avoiding or mitigating subsequent waves of transmission. 

To support the provincial response to COVID-19, MSFHR is funding two urgent research projects at the request of the Provincial Health Officer.

MSFHR is shifting several of its competition deadlines and hosting peer review meetings virtually in response to COVID-19. 

MSFHR is partnering with Genome BC and Genome Canada to fund a new study exploring the use of pharmacogenomics to improve drug treatments for people with depression.

We are taking proactive measures in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Read on for more.

MSFHR is supporting two teams of BCCDC researchers who will track the transmission of COVID-19 in BC and study the susceptibility of British Columbians to the virus.