Board Advisor Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Gardy

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors, and it’s Advisors. This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on one of our advisors: Dr. Jennifer Gardy. Dr. Gardy is a Senior Scientist at the BC Centre for Disease Control, and an Associate Professor in SPPH at UBC, where she holds the Canada […]

Ongoing Partnership Update: Vancouver Foundation

The BCCDC Foundation is proud to partner with the Vancouver Foundation who have provided funding for an ongoing project titled, “Preventing syphilis among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM): a qualitative study” which focuses on exploring the individual, community, and structural drivers of health, particularly as it pertains to syphilis […]

BCCDC Foundation Grant Helps Re-engineer Hospital Beds to Prevent Infections

A BCCDC Foundation-supported pilot project to explore the impact of specialized rooms on the mircrobiome of bone marrow transplant patients has expanded its budget to over $400,000 with an additional $200,000 in funding from Genome BC. The research is evaluating if using copper-nickel and titanium dioxide-coated surfaces along with other engineering approaches for bone marrow […]

10th Annual BCCDC Research Week a Success!

Another excellent Research Week has come to an end. Over 50 posters, two great keynote speakers, two great workshops and 12 presentations on research and innovation at the BCCDC! The BCCDC Foundation was pleased to sponsor Research Week, as well as take an active role on the organizing committee. We believe it’s important for all […]

Recent Publication on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Response to Infection

The Foundation has extensively supported the Complex Chronic Diseases Program at BCCDC and BC Women’s Hospital; BCCDC scientists David Patrick, Jennifer Gardy and Muhammad Morshed have led a large group project with a number of published reports, including a recent piece published in Oxford Academic’s Clinical Infectious Diseases. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a debilitating syndrome […]