During the pandemic, only 60 percent of people in custody wanted to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers Sofia Bartlett and Pam Young worked with people who are incarcerated to change that.
Continue reading “Making a real difference: People who are incarcerated help peers get immunized for COVID-19”
We caught up with five of the COVID-19 Research Response Fund award recipients to gain insight on where their research programs are at, one year later.
Continue reading “COVID-19 research journeys: Outcomes and impacts one year later”
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.
Continue reading “A 20-year journey of health research in BC: Tackling emerging disease threats through rapid response research”
With an MSFHR COVID-19 Research Response Fund award, Dr. Julian Somers is investigating practices to support some of BC’s most vulnerable citizens during the pandemic.
Continue reading “Precarious housing, prisons, and our COVID-19 vulnerabilities”
With MSFHR funding, Dr. Bala Nikku and his team are mapping the experiences of health-care workers in home-care and long-term care facilities across British Columbia during the pandemic.
Continue reading “Mapping the Social Epidemiology of front-line health-care workers”
Launched by Dr. Chris Carlsten, a new patient registry will track the health of people who recovered from COVID-19.
Continue reading “Partnering with COVID-19 patients to track future health”
Led by Dr. Patricia Spittal, her team of Indigenous and allied researchers focus on how Indigenous people have been impacted by the pandemic.
Continue reading “Charting the COVID-19 experience for young people who use drugs”
British Columbian researcher Dr. Manish Sadarangani hopes to provide further clues with funding from the MSFHR COVID-19 Research Response Fund.
Continue reading “Searching for COVID-19 antibodies in children”
Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on newcomers to BC, urban Indigenous people, frontline health-care workers, and those in prisons or precarious housing is the focus of many of the funded researchers from the COVID-19 Research Response Fund.
Continue reading “MSFHR funds COVID-19 research to mitigate effects on BC’s vulnerable populations”