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2020 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize winner Dr. Poul Sorensen

In a candid interview, Dr. Sorensen reflects on his career as a clinician researcher, the mentors who helped him ask the big questions, and his advice to the next generation of health researchers.

We’re welcoming 63 awardees to the MSFHR community today.

In this issue of Forward Thinking, MSFHR President & CEO Dr. Bev Holmes and Dr. Sharon Straus, a geriatrician in Ontario and Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation, discuss how Canada's health research system has measured up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Laura Cowen, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria, is leading a team in developing a model that estimates rates of unreported COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island and forecasts the likelihood of transmission in high-risk groups, like the elderly and people experiencing homelessness.

In this issue of Forward Thinking, MSFHR's new Vice President, Research Dr. Chonnettia Jones, reflects on what success looks like for responsive and responsible research funding.

In a short amount of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has instigated rapid change and uncertainty within BC’s health research community. Lab closures, work from home arrangements, reduced access to resources, and increased caregiving responsibilities are just a few of the immediate impacts we’ve heard about from our community.