The BCCDC Foundation is pleased to announce funding for five new projects: three for “Blue Sky” research awards, one Workshop award, and one travel award.

Dr. Reza Afshari and his team have been awarded funds to explore how the alcohol levels in Kombucha may affect pregnant mothers, toddlers and youth.

Dr. Mel Krajden and his team will use funds to investigate Whole Genome Sequencing use regarding Hepatitis C surveillance and treatment in BC.

Dr. David Patrick received funds for his team to develop an understanding of the short-term and long-term clinical outcomes of reduced antibiotic prescribing in BC’s new-born patients.

Dr. Mohammad Morshed has been awarded funds to help host a “One-Health Workshop” that will train students on Leptospirosis, an emerging threat in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Dr. Ian Pike and Megan Oakey will receive travel funding to help build a collaboration between road safety experts in BC and Victoria, Australia.


BCCDC Faculty interested in applying for funding, be sure to watch your email inboxes in late August; the next round of applications will be reviewed in October 2019. To see some of our past research successes, you can search the OAP tag in this blog section.

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