Awarded Grants & Fellowships

Aug 2017 CIHR Health System Fellowship Award – Dr. Nazrul Islam
Project: Continued Work on the HCV Cascade of Care

 

Jul 2017 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Post Doctoral Fellowship Award – Dr. Maryam Darvishian
Project: Examine the real-world effectiveness of HCV treatments in serious liver-related illnesses such as hospitalization, decompensation cirrhosis and liver cancer

 

Apr 2017 Canadian Hepatitis C Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Award – Dr. Nazrul Islam
Project: Preventing Hepatitis C reinfection in the era of DAA

 

Apr 2017 Canadian Hepatitis C Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Award – Dr. Carmine Rossi
Project: Chronic comorbidities in hepatitis C infection: An administrative-linked population-based cohort study

 

Feb 2017 CROI Young Investigators Scholarship 2017 – Dr. Zahid Butt
Project: Effect of OST and Psychotherapy on HIV Risk among HCV Infected Individuals (Abstract nr 511)

 

Dec 2016 John H.V. Gilbert Inter-professional Scholarship – Ms. Harriet Ho
Project: MSc thesis funding

 

May 2016 BCCDC Foundation Blue Sky Award – PI: Drs. Roy Purssell, Jane Buxton, Naveed Janjua
Project: Opiod Prescribing Evaluation and Research Activities

 

Jul 2016 Canadian Hepatitis C Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Award – Dr. Maryam Darvishian
Project: Assessing Hepatitis C treatments effectiveness: The British Columbia Hepatitis Testers Cohort (BC-HTC)

 

Aug 2015 CIHR Team Grant – 5 year term – PI: Dr. Mel Krajden; Co-investigators: Drs. Naveed Janjua , Mark Tyndall
Project: The National CIHR Hepatitis C Network (NCHCN)
CIHR Application #: 201503NHC-348216-NHC-ADWY. NHC#: 142832

 

Jun 2015 – CIHR Grant, Competition: “Partnerships for Health System Improvements” (PHSI) – 3 year term – PI: Dr. Naveed Janjua
Project: Applying syndemic/core group theory to improve integrated prevention and service delivery for HIV and related epidemics.
CIHR Application#: 337680. CIHR RN#: 245910. UBC#: F14-04146.

 

Recognition:

Feb 7-11, 2018 Canadian Liver Meeting  (Toronto, ON)– Poster Distinction
Awarded to Dr Maryam Darvishian: Real-world effectiveness of Sofosbuvir-based regimens for treatment of hepatitis C Genotypes 1-3: BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort (BC-HTC)
 

Feb 7-11 Canadian Liver Meeting  (Toronto, ON) – Poster Distinction
Awarded to Dr Abdool Yasseen: Psychotherapy reduces the risk of HCV sero-conversion among multi-testers from BC Hepatitis testers cohort
 

Mar 3-6, 2017 Canadian Liver Association of Study of Liver’s Canadian Digestive Disease Week (CDDW) (Banff, AB)– Poster Distinction
Awarded to Dr Naveed Janjua: Shift in Disparities in Hepatitis C treatment from interferon to DAA era: A population-based cohort study

 

Mar 3, 2017 6th Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus (Banff, AB) – Best Postdoctoral fellow poster
Awarded to Dr Maryam Darvishian: Impact of treatment induced vs. spontaneous HCV Clearance on the long term risk of hepatocellular carcinoma: BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort