MSFHR Awardees at SPPH


Several faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and alumni of the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) were recognized in the most recent round of awards through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR).


Dr. Matthew O. Weins, SPPH Associate Faculty member (Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics) received a MSFHR Scholar Award for his project: Smart discharges to improve post-discharge survival in young infants following admission for infection.


The MSFHR Scholar Program is designed to support early career researchers as they establish independent research careers, form their own research teams and develop research programs that advance cutting-edge health solutions.


Drs. Anna Gottschlich, Heather Palis and Sonja Senthanar, SPPH Post-Doctoral Fellows, received the MSFHR Trainee Award.


Dr. Gottschlich’s project, under the supervision of Dr. Gina Ogilvie, is addressing emerging health system priorities in cervical cancer prevention: determining optimal strategies for human papillomavirus test-based primary screening


Dr. Palis, supervised by Tonia Nicholls and Amanda Slaunwhite, will be evaluating the impact of pharmaceutical interventions to reduce overdose among people with criminal justice system involvement in British Columbia


Dr. Senthanar, under the supervision of Dr. Mieke Koehoorn, is investigating immigrants, work and health: Evaluation of services to reduce inequities


The MSFHR Research Trainee Program supports health researchers in the training phase of their research career to enable career development and the long-term success of the BC health research landscape.


Alumni Drs. Jacquelyn Cragg, Lindsay Hedden, Kate Jongbloed and Kirsten Marchand were also recognized with awards.


Congratulations to all of the exceptional researchers on their success. You can read more about the 2021 Scholar and Research Trainee awardees here.