The Faculty of Medicine Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCDPM) serves as a provincial leader for research excellence, knowledge translation and exchange in the urgent research field of chronic diseases.
Led by Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, the CCDPM advances the prevention and self-management of chronic conditions by:
- Aligning with the Faculty of Medicine’s strategic plan for research in core areas such as heart and lung health, brain and mental health, and chronic diseases and to accelerate knowledge translation.
- Building and maintaining collaborations that harness collective research strengths from across the Faculty of Medicine’s distributed education and research sites.
- Fostering new opportunities that expand research excellence across BC, in particular within the Interior Health region.
- Achieving research excellence including competitive funding and recognition both nationally and internationally.
The CCDPM focuses on three primary research areas, with prevention and self-management as the crosscutting themes: (1) diabetes and obesity; (2) cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary diseases; (3) neurological disorders. In addition to research focused on prevention, the CCDPM will advance medical care, knowledge, health behaviours, and resources to improve self-management of these conditions.