BC researchers win awards for innovative projects
May 18, 2022
VANCOUVER – Taking innovative research from concept to application is critical for improving healthcare systems and the well-being of patients. The Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute is proud to support investigators and their ground-breaking health research with the Innovation and Translational Research Awards. This year’s recipients are putting new knowledge into practice, implementing research outcomes and turning discoveries into commercial opportunities.
The 2022 Innovation and Translational Research Award recipients are:
- Dr. Piotr Kozlowski (pictured), associate professor in the Department of Radiology and Department of Urologic Sciences at UBC and associate director of the UBC MRI Research Centre. Study: A novel technique for prostate cancer detection and grading. Funded by: VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
- Dr. Andrea MacNeill, clinical associate professor in the Department of Surgery at UBC and surgical oncologist at VGH. Study: Food as medicine: transforming hospital food systems for improved patient care and planetary health. Funded by: VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
- Dr. Kenneth Madden, division head of Geriatric Medicine at VGH, professor and Allan M. McGavin Chair in Geriatric Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UBC. Study: The use of machine learning detection of lipohypertrophy to improve glycemic variability. Funded by: VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
- Dr. Alex Scott, professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC and investigator with the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. Study: PhysViz: validation of a new tele-rehabilitation platform. Funded by: VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
- Dr. Mypinder Sekhon, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at UBC, and an intensivist/clinician-scientist at VGH. Study: Characterization of injury to the neurovascular unit in aneurysmal sub-arachnoid hemorrhage using brain biomarkers. Funded by: VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
- Dr. John Boyd, associate professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at UBC and intensivist in critical care medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital. Study: Aerobic exercise training as a therapeutic intervention to improve outcomes in sepsis survivors. Funded by: VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and Providence Research.