SPH/VGH Cardiovascular/CVS Rounds
Dr. Brian Grunau
Can cardiology play a role in managing patients with refractory cardiac arrest? 8:00–9:00 AM, Cullen Family Theatre, 1st Floor Providence, St. Paul’s
Pulmonary Pathophysiology (Medi 560 / Path 518)
Dr. Najib Ayas
CO2 Transport 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Gourlay Conference Room, 1st Floor Burrard, St. Paul’s
Dr. Sean Barbour
Using pathology to predict outcomes in IgA nephropathy 12:00–1:00 PM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Details
From telehealth to a virtual mental health clinic
Dr. Michael Krausz 12:00–1:00 PM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Details
Prevalence and impact of malnutrition in hospitalized adults
Dr. Leah Gramlich 2:00–3:00 PM, Cullen Family Lecture Theatre, Rm 1477, St. Paul’s Or via Webinar Details
Gairdner Symposium 2014
Attend the 2014 Gairdner Symposium on October 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at UBC’s Life Sciences Centre. Presenters are Drs. James P. Allison and Salim Yusuf.
Last week, CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Kam Shojania and JointHealth Founder and President Cheryl Koehn talked about rheumatoid arthritis on Breakfast Television.
New Scientists at CHÉOS
We are pleased to welcome two new Scientists to CHÉOS: Drs. Beth Snow and Mark Harrison.Dr. Beth Snow earned an MS in Human Biology & Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph in 2000, a PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2006 and an MBA from the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2014. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and is the Program Evaluation Lead for the province’s Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) Project. Dr. Snow also holds a Credentialed Evaluator designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society. Her work focuses on bridging the gap between research and evaluation evidence and health services delivery, with a strong interest in equity. She co-authored the textbook Essentials of Nutrition: A Functional Approach, and led the creation of a model of engaging marginalized populations in health services planning.
Dr. Mark Harrison joined CHÉOS and the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in August 2014 to lead the Initiative for Sustainable Health Care. He also has affiliations with St. Paul’s Hospital and the Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) in UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has an MSc (University of Edinburgh, 2002) and PhD (University of Manchester, 2008) in Epidemiology. Dr. Harrison’s main methodological and research interests lie in the measurement and valuation of health, health technology and policy assessment, and preferences for healthcare interventions. His research focuses on evaluation/re-evaluation of the type of health care that is provided, the point in the treatment pathway, and the way in which it is delivered. Before moving to UBC, Mark worked at The University of Manchester (UK) on a range of projects including evaluating the impact of incentive schemes to improve the quality of primary care on hospitalizations, patient-reported outcome measures to evaluate surgical outcomes, and the communication of risk to patients.
Welcome Beth and Mark!
PhD Candidate Receives NIH Award
Alden Blair, a PhD Candidate in UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, has received an R36 Dissertation Award from the US National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for his project, “Substance Use, Trauma, and HIV: untangling the complex web of health vulnerabilities in post-conflict Northern Uganda.”Co-investigators on this project are Dr. Herbert Muyinda of Makerere University’s Child Health and Development Centre, and CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Patricia Spittal and Martin Schechter. The aforementioned are also Mr. Blair’s thesis supervisors along with Dr. Achilles Katamba of the School of Public Health at Makerere University. Congratulations, Alden!
Addressing Youth Homelessness
The Inner City Youth Mental Health Program, of which CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Steve Mathias is the Medical Manager, and three other organizations recently partnered to address youth homelessness in Vancouver. The report outlines their collaborative effort to develop a new and effective service delivery platform for street-involved youth with mental illness. Click here to read the report.
E-Mental Health Research
CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Michael Krausz and his research team are conducting important research on youth preferences on online mental health tools. Projects include the Bell Youth Mental Health IMPACT Survey and an annual E-Mental Health Conference. Read more on UBC’s Start an Evolution website.
PHC Innovation and Translational Research Award
PHC is launching a funding opportunity to support new or existing research projects led by PHC health care professionals and researchers. The intent of this competition is to fund research that will: bring new knowledge into practice and/or policy ; take research outcomes to the implementation stage ; and create commercial opportunities from pre-existing research outcomes.
The brief registration form for this award is due by October 1; full applications are due December 1; awards will be announced in February 2015. View more information and download the application form on the CHÉOS website.
eHealth Innovations Partnership Program
This month, CIHR is launching their eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (eHIPP), the first phase of the eHealth Innovations Initiative. eHIPP is a collaborative funding opportunity designed to create cost-effective patient- and population-centred health care solutions; funding will support trials of new eHealth technologies.
Individual grants of up to $1.5 million over four years will be available. The registration deadline is February 3, 2015, and the application deadline is April 1, 2015.
CIHR will be hosting information webinars on eHIPP. For more information and updates, visit CIHR’s website.
Survey: Have You Been Asked to Participate in Clinical Trial?
Researchers are trying to learn more about people’s experiences involving clinical trials. You are invited to complete an online survey by the BC Clinical Research Infrastructure Network to assist researchers in BC in better understanding why people decide (or decline) to participate in a clinical trial and what the experience is (or was) like for them.