The BCCDC Foundation is happy to announce that the Scientific Advisory Board has reviewed the most recent recent applications and has awarded grants for three new Blue Sky research awards of $10,000.

Dr. Mark Gilbert and his team have been awarded funds to explore anxiety among clients of’s sexual health chat services for the next year.

Dr. Troy Grennan and team have been granted funding to pilot a novel assay to reduce diagnostic lead time for syphilis in asymptomatic men who have sex with men.

Dr. Tom Kosatsky and the environmental health team have been awarded funding to study the potential toxicity of road dust in the spring in rural BC.

We look forward to seeing the results of these research studies and where they may lead in the future. For BCCDC faculty interested in applying for the next competition, be sure to watch your email inboxes in February for the announcement of the Spring 2019 competition, with a deadline of April 1st.

To see some of our past research successes, click through to our main research page, on the BCCDC Foundation website, or you can review all posts in this blog for other successful OAP applications by clicking on the Open Awards Program category.

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