BC SUPPORT Unit announces P2P Award recipients
8 January 2018
The BC SUPPORT Unit has announced the recipients of the first P2P (Pathway to Patient-Oriented Research) Awards, designed to build and strengthen capacity for patient-oriented research in BC.
Offered in partnership with MSFHR, the P2P Awards provide up to $20,000 to support BC-based health research teams as they pilot and test the feasibility of their patient-oriented research projects in order to strengthen future grant applications on major national and international funding competitions.
In this inaugural year, five research teams have been awarded P2P funding to pilot projects ranging from exercise interventions in patients with multiple sclerosis, to studying the effectiveness of medical respite for older homeless persons not ill enough to justify staying in a hospital bed, but too sick or frail to recover on the streets or in a traditional shelter.
MSFHR is pleased to bring its deep knowledge of health research funding and the health research system in BC to this program and we look forward to ongoing collaboration with the BC SUPPORT Unit. For this inaugural competition, the Foundation provided expertise in the development of the P2P Award program as well as ongoing award administration services.
2018 P2P Award recipients
|Steps towards an evidence-based exercise intervention in patients with multiple sclerosis
|Midwife-assisted, online cognitive behaviour therapy for fear of childbirth
|RAISE (Raising Infants to be Smart Eaters) pilot study
|Quality indicators for joint replacement rehabilitation: Testing feasibility and agreement for data collection methods
|Determining the feasibility of a medical respite intervention study for older homeless patients in Vancouver, BC