Throughout the year we’ve been keeping you up to date on all things 2022 Research Challenge.

From the initial call for applications, to a profile on one of the teams, an invitation to their presentations, and not one but two participant profiles; we’ve covered it all!

And now, after their months of hard work, we’re thrilled to announce 15 teams have received funding! This funding award marks an important stage in the research journey, as these teams join over 100 practice-based Research Challenge teams funded at PHC since the program began.

How did we get here?

All 15 teams presented their project proposals to a panel comprised of scientific and Patient and Family Partner reviewers in the hopes of securing up to $5000 in funding in order to conduct their research over an 18-month period, but the work is far from over!

What’s next?

Aggie Black, Director, Health Services & Clinical Research and Knowledge Translations explains
The newly funded Research Challenge teams will spend the next few months working on their ethics applications, with support from the PHC Ethics Office. After ethics approval, the teams get to launch the fun and rewarding parts of the projects – collecting data to begin to answer their important research questions!

Meet the funded teams!​

And a special congratulations to the team led by Laura Carroll and Josie Mackey as they are the winners of the Person and Family Centred Care Award in the Research Challenge this year.

A few “thank yous” are in order

​The Research Challenge organizers would like to take a moment to express their appreciation for the ongoing support of their partners and funders, including the St. Paul’s Foundation, Transplant Research Foundation, BCNU, HSA, the Professorship in Cardiovascular Nursing, UBC School of Nursing, CHÉ​OS, Providence Research,  the VCH librarians and the PHC Ethics Office.​

​Think you might like to participate in the program? Applications will open again in January 2023; stay up to date on Professional Practice’s Research Challenge page for all the details of how to apply.