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Collaborative Research

CHÉOS Scientists collaborate with, and contribute to, a number of research organizations and projects, both within Providence Health Care and externally.

Due to our size and expertise, we support over 90 per cent of units and programs at Providence Health Care (PHC) with the goal of improving care for all of PHC’s Populations of Emphasis. Over half of our investigators are clinician-scientists practicing at PHC.

Collaborations within Providence Health Care

We provide substantial and integral administrative and logistical support to several organizations at PHC.

CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Karin Humphries is the Scientific Director of the B.C. Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health. A CHÉOS Scientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC, Dr. Josie Geller, is the Director of Research at PHC’s Eating Disorders Program.

Physicians and CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Eric Grafstein, Brian Grunau, Garth Hunte, Frank Scheuermeyer, Andrew Kestler, David Barbic, Jim Christenson, and Robert Stenstrom all serve the St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency Department as emergency physicians.

Drs. Carl Brown, P. Terry Phang, and Manoj Raval are all colorectal surgeons in the Colorectal Surgery Program at St. Paul’s Hospital, renowned throughout the province for its cutting-edge technologies and research.

Dr. Sandra Lauck is a clinician-scientist at the Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital,

Dr. Martha Mackay has worked with the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI), housed at St. Paul’s, on several projects. Also situated within PHC is the National Centre of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN), a national clinical trials network funded by CIHR and jointly sponsored by UBC and PHC. CHÉOS Director Dr. Aslam Anis serves as the National Director of the CTN.

Dr. Amy Salmon is the Developmental Evaluator for Foundry where Dr. Steve Mathias is Executive Director, Dr. Skye Barbic is Lead Scientist, and where Dr. Chris Richardson is lending his expertise to assist with developing and implementing their research strategies.

Affiliations with the University of British Columbia

CHÉOS has strong representation at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences with Drs. Mark Harrison, Annalijn Conklin, and Larry Lynd. Dr. Larry Lynd is a Professor in this Faculty and the Project Principal Investigator for the CIHR New Emerging Team for Rare Diseases. Dr. Lynd is also the Director for the Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) group at UBC.

Drs. Mark Harrison and Annalijn Conklin are appointed Scientists at CORE, while Drs. Aslam Anis and Nick Bansback provide their expertise as Associates.

Drs. Roxana Geoffrion and Geoffrey Cundiff are faculty members in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at UBC.

Additionally, several other CHÉOS’ faculty members hold academic appointments with UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, including those in statistics, epidemiology, and health economics.

External Collaborations

Drs. Aslam Anis, Nick Bansback, Mark HarrisonLinda Li, and Kamran Shojania are all appointed Research Scientists at Arthritis Research Canada. The B.C. Provincial Renal Agency is served by Executive Director Dr. Adeera Levin and Medical Leads Drs. Sean Barbour and Monica Beaulieu.

Drs. Naveed Janjua and Troy Grennan are affiliated with the BC Centre for Disease Control. Dr. Janjua is a Senior Scientist in the Hepatitis Program and Dr. Grennan is the physician lead for the Provincial HIV/STI Program.

The Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (C2E2) is one of the pillars of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute; Drs. Larry Lynd, Nick Bansback, Najib Ayas, John Staples, and Rick Sawatsky are all Associate Scientists.

Health research in the heart of Vancouver