In 2010, funded by a $1 million grant, the BC Ethics Harmonization Initiative (BCEHI) was born. Its goal was simple but complex…
In 2010, Dr. Julio Montaner was the first recipient of the MSFHR Aubrey J. Tingle Prize for his work in improving health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Danuta Skowronski’s research, funded by MSFHR, directly informed the COVID-19 vaccine dosage recommendation that likely prevented thousands of hospitalizations across Canada during the third wave.
Technology-enabled knowledge translation was once innovative, but is now embedded in the health research process.
The BC Rural and Remote Health Research Network continues at UBC as the Rural Health Services Research Network of BC.
Six-time award recipient of MSFHR funding, Dr. Kelli Stajduhar, has focused on putting the “care” back into palliative care and policy for people with complex, terminal illnesses.
Dr. Connie Eaves continues to mentor researchers, taking the time to have “academic family conversations” with young women trainees interested in pursuing a career in health research.
The lessons learned in 2003 informed global virology and pandemic response, allowing for continued rapid response, genome sequencing and health research improvement against viruses.
Dr. Aubrey J. Tingle’s vision for MSFHR closely aligned with Dr. Michael Smith’s values.
A powerful advocate of supporting researchers, Dr. Michael Smith’s legacy, values and the impact he made on health-care research in BC live on.