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Scientists receive Convening and Collaborating Awards

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CHÉOS scientists have received research funding through the inaugural MSFHR Convening and Collaborating (C2) Award competition.
Each project is co-led by researchers and knowledge users, which include patients, policy makers, and health care professionals. Awards will allow researchers to develop and use their findings in practice and policy and to guide future projects through knowledge exchange.

CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Rita McCracken is a team member on a grant that will be used to host the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research’s Annual Health Policy Conference. Held on March 9 and 10, attendees will discuss and develop strategies and recommendations on how to improve innovations in primary health care. Dr. Sabrina Wong, Professor in UBC’s School of Nursing, is the research co-lead.

Drs. Amy Salmon and Joseph Puyat are research co-leads on a project that will aim to improve the understanding of the role of iron in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Dr. Evelyn Stewart, Associate Professor in UBC’s Department of Psychiatry, is the research co-lead. Dr. Salmon gave a Work in Progress Seminar on the topic in November.

Drs. Salmon and Puyat will be developing a proposal for a pragmatic trial examining the efficacy of oral iron supplementation in the treatment of sleep disorders and restless leg syndrome among children with FASD. The results of the trial could potentially offer effective treatment for FASD-related sleep disorders, which are currently underdiagnosed and often treated inappropriately.
Congratulations to all award recipients!