Tag: BCCDC Researcher

Newsletter #35: April 2022

Monitoring the Effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in British Columbia, plus, it’s National Immunization Awareness Week, we’ve added two new staff to our growing team, and more, in this month’s newsletter—check it all out!

Monitoring the Effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in British Columbia

We’re pleased to be funding and supporting groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness research coming out of the BC Centre for Disease Control. Read more about this novel research, what early work and recent findings have shown, how critical ongoing VE monitoring is, and why it’s imperative that we continue to fund and support research like this in order to ensure everyone is protected as we look ahead and learn to live safely with COVID-19.

Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in British Columbia

We’re proud to have funded a five-year tuberculosis (TB) project, one of the largest TB genomics projects at the time. Read about what the project studied, as well as the insights, impact, and further work and funding this project generated.

Newsletter #34: March 2022

An interview with Peer Health Mentors working to improve connection to hepatitis C virus treatment after release from provincial prisons in BC, meet our new Board Treasurer, the health and wellbeing of Ukrainians, and more, in our March newsletter!

Interview: Peer Health Mentors Work to Improve Connection to Hepatitis C Virus Treatment After Release from Provincial Prisons in BC

In a follow-up to her last guest blog post introducing Test, Link, Call Project (TLC), Dr Sofia Bartlett returns to share an interview she recently had with Peer Health Mentors Pam, Cheri, and Tammy at Unlocking the Gates Society (UTG).

Reducing Harms: Seed and Pilot Funding for BCCDC Researchers

From 2014 to 2019, the BCCDC Foundation ran a pilot funding program called the Open Awards Program (OAP). From opioid prescribing evaluation and research activities, peer engagement projects, and more, click over to read just a handful of OAPs that reflect our critical focus on reducing harms, that we are proud to have funded.

COVID-19 Response: From Monitoring to Vaccination

“Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in BC’s Wastewater” and “Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Research Initiative in BC” were two major COVID-19 projects we’re proud to have funded between 2020-2022. Click over to learn more about both.

Newsletter #33: February 2022

Test, Link, Call (TLC) Project: Improving Connection to Hepatitis C Virus Treatment After Release from Provincial Prisons in BC, Reflections: COVID-19, Looking Back and Ahead, Together, and we’d love your help with a thing! Check out our February issue for these stories, and more!

Test, Link, Call (TLC) Project: Improving Connection to Hepatitis C Virus Treatment After Release from Provincial Prisons in BC

With funding and support from the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health, the Test, Link, Call Project (TLC) was formed. This project aims to increase the proportion of people affected by HCV infection who connect to a community HCV treatment provider after release from BC Provincial Correctional Centres.

Project Update: BCCDC’s COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance in Metro Vancouver Communities

With the help of some funding from the BCCDC Foundation, Dr Melissa Glier and Dr Natalie Prystajecky provide an update on their research progress on how wastewater data continues to be used in the pandemic response.