Tag: Infectious Disease Research

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 …

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, …

Dr Robert Brunham Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

We would like to congratulate Dr. Robert Brunham on being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – what an amazing accomplishment! Fellows are elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement and it is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. …

BCCDC Researchers Leverage Foundation Seed Funding into CIHR Operating Grant

Congratulations to Dr Babak Pourbohloul and Krista English on their recent $500,000 CIHR Operating Grant “An Integrated Real-time Modeling and Surveillance Decision-support Framework to Inform Public Health Emergency Preparedness”! Using mathematical models, this project will allow researchers to understand how quickly an emerging infectious disease (EID) spreads and generate real-time options for policy makers to …

BCCDC Foundation Open Award Program Funds Two New Projects!

Congratulations to Dr Gina Ogilvie and Dr Linda Hoang, both recently awarded BCCDC Foundation grants through the Open Award Program! Dr Ogilvie’s award will enable improved access to high impact HIV prevention, treatment and care services for men who have sex with men in Rwanda and British Columbia by sharing methodologies to estimate the size …