St. Paul’s Foundation Donors Support MSFHR Scholars Conducting Drug And Addiction Research

published on July 23, 2018 in Michale Smith Foundation for Health Research

As part of MSFHR’s commitment to fostering world-class health research in BC, and optimizing investments in health research, we provide opportunities for organizations to co-fund exceptional BC researchers applying for MSFHR funding. With MSFHR and partner organizations matching funding dollar-for-dollar, these partnerships allow us to effectively double our investment in health research, and enable our partners to support research in their priority areas.

Case in point is our partnership with the St. Paul’s Foundation. In 2012, when MSFHR extended our partnerships program to include Scholar awards, the St. Paul’s Foundation was one of the first organizations to partner. Since then, our two organizations have co-funded four researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and BC Centre on Substance Use, studying HIV transmission, substance use among vulnerable populations, and ways to combat the opioid overdose crisis. Each of these researchers received a Scholar award, which provides salary support for up to five years to help the scholar protect time for research that will improve the health of British Columbians.

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