Awards and recognition
Six projects led by UBC researchers are among the 29 supported by Collaborative Health Research Projects program.
It was announced on Friday August 9, 2019 that an investment of almost $25m was made in a range of health research projects that leverage the latest in technology to improve patient diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life.
The projects were funded under the Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program, which brings together diverse teams of health researchers, engineers and those in the natural sciences, and social scientists and humanities scholars, to tackle health challenges. The investment comes from the country’s three federal granting councils – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Six of the 29 funded projects, receiving a combined total of $2.4m, are led or co-led by UBC researchers:
Bioprocess engineering for therapeutic T-cell manufacturing
- James M. Piret (Michael Smith Laboratories and Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science)
- Bhushan Gopaluni (Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science)
- Megan K. Levings (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
Therapeutic use of micro-sponge embedded nutritional liquid scaffold for treatment of non-healing wounds
- Aziz Ghahary (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
- Frank K. Ko (Materials Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science)
Deformability based cell sorting enabling quality control of stored red blood cells
- Hongshen Ma (Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science)
- Mark D. Scott (Centre for Blood Research, Faculty of Medicine)
Confidential automatic monitoring, examination, and recognition of disease activity (CAMERA): Application to Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases
- Martin J. McKeown (Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine)
- Jane Z. Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science)
Super-resolution microscopy network analysis: Drug target validation for cystic fibrosis
- Ivan R. Nabi (Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine)
Intraoperative surgical tools for advanced reconstruction workflow to optimize outcomes of head and neck cancer treatment
- Eitan Prisman (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
- James S. Durham (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine)
- Sidney S. Fels (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science)
- Anthony J. Hodgson (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science)
Find out more about the program by viewing the CIHR media release.