Tag: BCCDC Researcher

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 …

Fall 2017 Open Awards Program Deadline Set

Are you a faculty member at the BCCDC/BCPHL with a new research question that you’d like to pilot to see if it can be developed further, or have a small scale research project, or a knowledge translation project; are you looking to help fund a workshop or for travel funding? If so, you’re in luck; …

Open Awards Program Vital Pilot Funding Helps Obtain Larger Peer-Reviewed Funding

Pilot funding awarded by the BCCDC Foundation has enabled Dr Jennifer Gardy and her team to successfully apply for a larger peer-reviewed grant from the BC Lung Association. The goal of their project, titled “Genomic Epidemiology of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Infection in Cystic Fibrosis”, is to use DNA sequencing to develop a better understanding of how …

BCCDC Researcher, one of RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners

Dr Muhammad Morshed, Clinical Microbiologist and Program Head of the BC Public Health Labs, Clinical Professor at UBC and busy researcher at BCCDC, has been named one of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards for 2017. The Award is a people’s choice that recognizes inspirational immigrants who have come to Canada, achieved success and …

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 …

Spring 2017 Open Awards Program deadline set

Are you a faculty member at the BCCDC with a new research question that you’d like to pilot to see if it can be developed further or are you looking to help fund a workshop or for travel funding? If so, you’re in luck; the BCCDC Foundation Open Awards Program (OAP) competition for Spring 2017 …

Open Awards Program: Five Successful Applications for Competition of Late 2016

The Foundation is pleased to announce that it’s Scientific Advisory Board has awarded grants for five new projects; one for workshop funding and four ‘Blue Sky’ research awards. Workshop Dr. Naveed Janjua and team have been awarded funds for “CDPC National Knowledge Exchange and Consultation on Supervised Consumption Services”, that together with funding from other sources, …

BCCDC Foundation pleased to play a part in the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Foundation Executive Director Kristy Kerr, and Executive Medical Director of BCCDC Dr Mark Tyndall are members of the local organizing committee for this biannual international symposium. Vancouver is the host city for the Symposium, between November 14-18, 2016. The theme this year is “Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world” and brings together …