Tag: Infectious Disease Research

BCCDC Foundation as a Connector: Molecular Epidemiology of TB in BC

The excerpt below is from the Foundation’s 2017-18 Annual Report, which can be found in it’s entirety on the Foundation’s website . Led by Drs Jay Johnston and Jennifer Gardy, Molecular Epidemiology of TB in BC was a five-year project funded by the Foundation that recently wrapped up, and with our support the team was able …

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 …

Open Awards Program: Four Successful Applications for Spring 2018 Competition

The Foundation is pleased to announce that its Scientific Advisory Board has awarded grants or four new projects: three for “Blue Sky” research awards, and one travel award. Dr. Sarah Henderson and her team have been awarded funds to study how exposure to forest fire impacts outcomes during pregnancy and early life. Dr. William Hsiao …

BCCDC Foundation Funding Provides Starting Point for Growing Research

One of the aims of the Open Awards Program (OAP) is to allow BCCDC Researchers to develop research questions and projects as a pilot, prior to applying to larger peer-reviewed funding competitions. Having received OAP funding in October 2015, Dr. Amee Manges has done just that, submitting a 2017 CIHR Project Grant application in September …

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 …

10th Annual BCCDC Research Week schedule now available

The 10th Annual BCCDC Research Week is nearly here and the organizing committee is pleased to release the schedule of events for October 23-27. This year’s theme is Public Health Emergencies: the New Normal. From influenza to syphilis and from overdoses to wildfires, BCCDC is always working to respond. The week starts off strong on …

Research Week 2017 – Mark Your Calendars!

Research Week is coming! Make sure you put it into your calendars: October 24-27, 2017. This year’s theme is Public Health Emergencies: The New Normal. From influenza to syphilis and from overdoses to wildfires, BCCDC is always working to respond. Join your colleagues as they present intriguing research and innovative program results, listen to two …

Open Awards Program as a Springboard for Larger Peer Reviewed Funding

One of the aims of the Open Awards Program is to allow BCCDC researchers to develop research questions and projects as a pilot, prior to applying to larger peer-reviewed funding competitions. Dr Maureen Mayhew has done just that, submitting a 2017 CIHR Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action, to continue the work her team began with …

Open Awards Program: Three Successful Applications for Spring 2017 Competition

The Foundation is pleased to announce that it’s Scientific Advisory Board has awarded grants for three new projects: one in each category for workshop funding, travel funding, and one ‘Blue Sky’ research award. Workshop Drs Gina Ogilvie and Mark Gilbert and their team have been awarded funding towards, “Supporting Regional Participation in a Collaborative Implementation …

Recent study provides further insight on prevalence of Lyme disease in BC Tick populations

Dr Muhammed Morshed, Program Lead for BCCDC’s Zoonotic Diseases and Emerging Pathogens, has published a scientific paper titled, “Surveillance for Borrelia burgdorferi in Ixodes Ticks and Small Rodents in British Columbia” in Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 15(11): 701-705. The research was conducted over a two year period, and it involved the collection of multiple species …