Congratulations to the 2022 Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar Competition Awardees
Awardees for Michael Smith Health Research BC’s funding for 71 researchers through the 2022 Scholar and Research Trainee competitions have been announced. The programs will support next generation of health researchers for the advancement of world-class health research in BC.
This year’s research areas include: community-based health projects guided by Indigenous approaches to health and research in BC’s interior; interventions to reduce overdose during dual public health emergencies; supports for older adults with cancer; access to breastfeeding support in BC; and, mental health for men through social connection.
Congratulations to SPPH’s:
Amanda Slaunwhite who has received the award to continue identifying trends in illicit drug-related overdose and evaluating provincial interventions to help reduce overdose in the province, including prescribed safer supply and systems-level changes to the delivery of health care in correctional settings.
Jessica Dennis who will look at genomic mechanisms underlying the prenatal and early childhood origins of mental illness in children, which is the first step towards improving patient care. One of her primary goals is to learn about the genes associated with disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
SPPH affiliated research trainees award winners:
Supervisors: Tonia Nicholls
Co-supervisors: Jason Sutherland
Supervisor: Joseph Puyat
Olivia De-Jongh González
Supervisor: Louise C. Mâsse