Research Week 2018 – Full Schedule released!

The 11th Annual BCCDC Research Week is nearly here and the organizing committee is pleased to release the schedule of events for October 29-November 2. This year’s theme is “Good Data | Good Public Health” and emphasizes the importance of good data in public health. The BCCDC Foundation is proud to be an integral part […]

Research Week 2018 – Mark your calendars!

Research Week is coming  back to BCCDC! Make sure to put it in your calendar: October 29-November 2, 2018. This year’s theme is “Good Data | Good Public Health”, and emphasizes the importance of good data in public health. As the Lane Level lecture hall is out of circulation, we’re moving the workshops and symposia […]

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 […]