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Winners of the Winter 2020 funding award opportunities

The BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre is pleased to announce the successful projects and recipients from our Winter 2020 funding competition. These awards support patient-oriented research and knowledge translation activities to help advance the mandate of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research

Fraser Centre Directed Award for Emerging Teams in COVID-19 Patient-Oriented Research 
 Recipients  Project
Dr. Nitasha Puri,  Dr. Sharon Vipler , Marika Sandrelli, and Tobie Patterson (Mental Health and Substance Use program at Fraser Health) Experiences of People Accessing Virtual Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) during COVID-19: A Mixed Methods Study
Planning Award for Patient-Oriented Research and Knowledge Translation [$10,000]
Recipients  Project/Initiatives
Dr. Surita Parashar (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS) ‘How’s the care out there?’ Exploring the home and community care needs of older adults living with HIV in the Fraser Health Authority
Dr. Vasily Vakorin (SFU); Kati Debelic (Patient Partner Co-Lead); Dr. Luis Nacul (BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre); Dr. Sam Doesburg (SFU); Dr. Urs Ribary (SFU) 

Developing a program for studying Myalgic Encephalomyelitis with neurophysiological tools 

Research Support Award [$9,700]
Recipients Project/Initiatives
Dr. Joan Fujiwara (Fraser Health); Dr. Maya Gislason (SFU)  Promoting wellbeing for children and youth with eating disorders by integrating human, animal and environmental health in an equine-assisted psychotherapy pilot study
Dr. Travis Salway (SFU) Development and implementation of a patient-informed health care provider guide for responding to anxiety in sexual health service settings
Dr. Xiaowei Song (Fraser Health); Kati Debelic (Patient Partner Co-Lead)  A multimodal MRI study targeting the neuroinflammatory response in the brain of patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Dr. Stephen Robinovitch (SFU) 
Barriers and facilitators to the use of fall protective wear among older adults who visit the Fraser Health Falls prevention Mobile Clinic
Michelle Nicholas (Fraser Health)
Use of a novel digital interactive device for the management of delirium in the critical care environment
Fraser Centre Directed Award for Patient-Oriented Research [$20,000] 
Recipients Project/Initiatives
Dr. Xiaowei Song (Fraser Health); Kati Debelic (Patient Partner Co-Lead); Dr. Luis Nacul (BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre) Neuroinflammation in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: A pilot functional resonance imaging and spectroscopy study
Dr. Ali Abdalvand (Fraser Health)  Intravesical antifibrinolytic for patients with hematuria and clot retention – a feasibility study 
Fraser Centre Yɑ:y̓əstəl Award for Indigenous Health Research [$30,000]
Recipients Project/Initiatives
Dr. Lyana Patrick (SFU); Joanne Mills (Community Partner Co-Lead); Keenan McCarthy (Community Partner Co-Lead)  Urban Indigenous Health in Surrey: Building research relationships to strengthen health and well-Being in a fast-growing population 
Fraser Centre Directed Award in Indigenous Knowledge Translation [$30,000] 
Recipients Project/Initiatives
Dr. Angela Kaida (SFU); Valerie Nicholson (Patient Partner Co-lead)  “Everything I’m passing on to you is everything I learned on my journey”: Sharing knowledge and creating connections with a CHIWOS-PAW Fraser Gathering 

  • Fall 2019 Winners

    Planning Award for Patient-Oriented Research and Knowledge Translation [$10,000]
    Recipients Project/Initiatives
    George Medvedev, Fraser Health Planning for a Randomized Control Trial - The Impact of Ketamine on Neurological Outcomes after Cardiac Arrest
    John Taylor, Fraser Health Developing a comprehensive patient-oriented research plan for Fraser Health Trauma Network

    Knowledge Translation Award for Patient-Oriented Research [$49,414]
    Recipients Project/Initiatives
    Travis Salway, Simon Fraser University Development and implementation of a patient-informed health care provider guide for responding to anxiety in sexual health service settings

    Patient-Oriented Clinician Research Impact Award [$6,000]
    Recipients Project/Initiatives
    Sonia Singh, Fraser Health Breaking the cycle of recurrent fracture by implementing Fracture Liaison Services in British Columbia
    Christina Choung, Fraser Health Patients as Teachers: Co-debriefing in Simulation


    Implementation Project Funding [$85,450]
    Recipients Project/Initiatives
    Mojisola Adurogbanga, Fraser Health Regional Strategy on Creating Gender Inclusivity