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WiP Seminar: Dr. Chonnettia Jones

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April 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Chonnettia Jones, PhD
Vice President, Research, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

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Research in a Pandemic: How MSFHR is learning from and adapting to COVID-19

Dr. Chonnettia Jones always had a curious mind. Growing up, the natural world of plants and animals and their evolution enchanted her. That early curiosity led her to pursue research in developmental biology, and the eventual realization that science creates knowledge that improves human health.

As VP Research at MSFHR, she has seen first hand how the emergency response to COVID-19 has significantly impacted health researchers in British Columbia. She is helping MSFHR lead the way in supporting the province’s health research system during (and after) COVID-19, and what it will take for a responsive and responsible funder to continue providing researchers the tools, resources and infrastructure they need to do what they do best: develop the knowledge we need to stay healthy and save lives.

During her presentation, Dr. Jones will shine the light on MSFHR’s learnings during the pandemic as BC’s health research funding agency and its response, her own insights from her extensive career in research, health policy, and funding, and the systemic inequities throughout the research enterprise that were exacerbated during the pandemic and need to be urgently addressed to ensure all researchers can flourish in the future.

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Work in Progress (WiP) seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. This year, the seminars are taking place on the dates listed below from 12:00–1:00 PM. WiP seminars are currently being presented online via Zoom, but we look forward to resuming in-person talks once it has been deemed safe to do so by public health officials.


April 7, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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