2022 Scholar award recipients

The Scholar Program is designed to support early career researchers as they establish independent research careers, form their own research teams and develop research programs that advance cutting-edge health solutions. We are pleased to name 26 exceptional BC-based health researchers as this year’s award recipients.

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University of British Columbia

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Single cell methods for characterizing genomic alterations in cancer

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Simon Fraser University

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Alternative approaches to the criminalization of drugs: A drug policy research program for BC

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Provincial Health Services Authority

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Evaluating systems-level interventions to reduce overdose during dual public health emergencies

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University of British Columbia

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Development of an ex-vivo-in-silico framework to inform medication use decisions for breastfeeding women

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University of British Columbia

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Indigenous community-based health research in British Columbia's interior

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University of British Columbia

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Drawing on decolonizing and intersectional research approaches to inform action for health equity and reproductive justice among Indigenous women, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people

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University of British Columbia

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Using high-throughput experiments and machine learning to understand the role of non-coding mutations in cancer

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University of British Columbia

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Light and drug delivery coupled with biomaterials to improve motor function after spinal cord injury in animal models

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University of British Columbia

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Towards a mathematical theory of development

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University of British Columbia

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Genomic mechanisms underlying the prenatal and early childhood origins of mental illness in children

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Simon Fraser University

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Towards transformative pandemic response, recovery, and preparedness: An intersectional gender analysis of the secondary effects of COVID-19 on women and healthcare providers

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University of British Columbia

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Generating, co-creating, and implementing solutions and supports for older adults with cancer and their caregivers

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Host institution

BC Cancer

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Self reactivity as a driver of extranodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma transformation and survival

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Simon Fraser University

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Fine-scale mapping of high dimensional brain imaging genetics

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University of British Columbia

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Post-transcriptional regulation of hematopoietic stem cell function during normal and malignant hematopoiesis

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University of British Columbia

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Immunomodulatory effects of endogenous retroviruses in infection and inflammation

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University of British Columbia

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Optimal pregnancy and postpartum health for everyone

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Simon Fraser University

Partner(s) 

CLEAR Foundation 

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Developing sensors for rapid detection of biomarker proteins for Alzheimer's disease

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Host institution

Vancouver Island University

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Foot-Ankle Stability (FASt) solutions for lifelong mobility

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University of British Columbia

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The links between nutrient sensing, cell intrinsic metabolism and T cell function in immune-related diseases

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Host institution

University of Victoria

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Improving access to culturally safe, gender affirming, and trauma-informed abortion services and support for Indigenous women, Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ people in Canada

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University of British Columbia

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Examining motor imagery-related brain function in health and after stroke to leverage its prescription

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Host institution

University of British Columbia

Partner(s)

  • Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
  • St. Paul's Foundation

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Valvular heart disease and bioprosthetic heart valves: Defining mechanisms of degeneration and therapeutic discovery from bedside to bench

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Host institution

University of Victoria

Partner(s) 

Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation 

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Risk and protective factors for cognitive health across the adult age span: Impacts of physical and mental health and illness on cognitive outcomes

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Host institution

University of Victoria

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Cost-efficient approach for phenotyping cells in large cohorts and relating them with COPD clinical outcomes

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Host institution

University of British Columbia

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Targeting efferocytosis to reduce risk of cardiovascular events

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