Tag: Public Health

New Board Member Spotlight: Dr Perry Kendall

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors and is thrilled to announce the newest member of our team: Dr. Perry Kendall. Most BC residents recognize Perry Kendall’s name from his nearly 19 years as Provincial Health Officer.  However, his career has taken him back and forth between BC and Ontario. After …

Public Awareness Event on Overdose Crisis

The BCCDC Foundation and the BC Centre for Disease Control and Science World are once more teaming up with Science World. This time, it’s for a free public event at Science World to increase awareness and understanding around BC’s overdose crisis, which will take place on Feb 28th, from 7-9pm. Want to better understand drug …

Board Member Spotlight: Andrew Hazlewood

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors. This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on one of our longest serving members, Andrew Hazlewood. Andrew Hazlewood is the former Assistant Deputy Minister of Population Health and Wellness for the British Columbia Ministry of Health Planning. Mr. Hazlewood began his career in …

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 …

BCCDC Foundation as a Connector: Grand Rounds

The BCCDC has been hosting ‘Grand Rounds’, a series of knowledge translation sessions, with internal and external speakers and guests for over 15 years. This program is accredited as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The BCCDC Foundation provided funding in 2013 to support an …

Dr Jennifer Gardy recognized as SFU Outstanding Alumni and “Science Rockstar”

The BCCDC Foundation was proud to celebrate the recognition of “science rockstar” Dr. Jennifer Gardy on Thursday March 3rd, 2016 at the Simon Fraser University Outstanding Alumni Awards. Dr. Gardy joined other notable alumni, including Margaret Trudeau, in speaking to a sold-out crowd of more than 450 guests at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Dr. Gardy’s …

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 …

BCCDC Foundation Sponsors Another Successful Research Week at BCCDC

From October 19th to the 22nd, BCCDC held its eighth annual Research Week, with four days of activities including informational and fun workshops and a variety of research presentations, and about 200 people in attendance through the week. The BCCDC Foundation both sponsors and helps coordinate the Research Week initiative and this week was another great …

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 …

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Gardy

Please join us in celebrating 2015 UBC Faculty of Medicine Award Recipient Dr. Jennifer Gardy. Dr. Gardy, with support from fellow BCCDC researchers Dr. Patrick Tang and Dr. Jay Johnston, has developed new innovative methods of genomic sequences. Her award recognizes her recent work to successfully conduct genomic sequencing of the measles virus. This work …