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12 BC Health Professionals To Use Clinical Expertise To Answer Burning Research Questions

By May 17, 2018No Comments

Twelve exceptional BC health professionals have been funded in MSFHR’s second Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) competition. Each will receive funding to support research focused on answering questions derived from their practical experience and clinical expertise.

MSFHR’s HP-I Program is designed to develop BC’s research talent and help decrease the gap between health research and its implementation by supporting health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to conduct and apply research relevant to health and/or the health system.

The 12 HP-I award recipients include a nurse, a psychologist and physicians specializing in cancer, stroke, asthma and HIV. In addition to their roles as health professionals, these awardees will conduct research intended to improve patient health outcomes – from testing a hand-held breast cancer imaging tool, to exploring how to identify which HIV patients are most likely to benefit from adherence support via text message.

This year, MSFHR is delighted to be co-funding two HP-I awards, one with Providence Health Care Research Institute, and one with Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation. These partnerships allow us to fund a greater number of BC researchers and provide an opportunity for partnering organizations to advance research in their areas of interest.