Tag: Tuberculosis

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dr. Jennifer Gardy recognized by MSFHR for her outstanding work in Mycobacteria and Tuberculosis

The BCCDC Foundation congratulates Dr. Jennifer Gardy on receiving the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar Award for her work with non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections (NTMs) and tuberculosis (TB) on the BRIDGE-MTB project.  Dr. Gardy’s innovative work has created a new field of research – genomic epidemiology – which has helped to advance the …

The Open Awards Program – Most Successful Competition to Date!

Congratulations to eight BCCDC researchers and their teams who have recently been awarded BCCDC Foundation grants through the Open Award Program – our busiest and most successful competition to date! We awarded five Blue Sky grants and three Workshop and Team-Building awards across a range of topics. Dr Amee Manges will work on antimicrobial resistance …