Category: Blog Posts

BCCDC Foundation partners with Science World to bring BCCDC experts to Zombie Outbreak event

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is excited to announce that it has been working with Science World and our BCCDC experts to develop a fun Halloween event. Science World hosts monthly “after dark” adults-only events, with the October theme usually being a murder mystery. This year, BCCDC scientists have been working with the Science …

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 …

New Board Member Spotlight: Cathy Daminato

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors. This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a new board member, Cathy Daminato, who joined the Board in March 2017. Cathy Daminato is recognized as an innovative, energetic and strategic executive with the ability to motivate and inspire extraordinary commitment and support in …

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 …

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 …

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 …