Message from the Director
It has been a tremendous year of growth and progress for the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCDPM).
After the highly-successful launch of the Research Incubator program, the Centre continues to foster new collaborations with clinicians that advance patient care across the vast Interior Health region. Research activities are now underway for our second intake of Incubator projects. These projects will take place over the next couple of years and expand opportunities for clinicians, scientists and students to engage in collaborative, impactful research.
We are thrilled to have Dr. Jonathan Little, Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development, join the CCDPM as an Investigator. The addition of Dr. Little helps to broaden our collective research capacity and advance the CCDPM’s strategic goals as the Lead for our Diabetes and Obesity Research Pillar.
During the past year, the Centre has committed to building a greater sense of community for CCDPM trainees. The newly-established CCDPM Trainee Engagement Committee has spearheaded new initiatives to help trainees build connections with their colleagues and showcase their research. This past November, the CCDPM held its first-ever Research Day and provided a forum for trainees to present their research, make new introductions, and share best practices.
Through funding from the Reichwald Family Southern Medical Program Chair in Preventive Medicine, the Centre
has provided numerous travel awards for our trainees. The awards offset travel costs for trainees to participate in meetings or conferences that ultimately support their professional development.
It is remarkable to reflect on the past year and take stock of the Centre’s growth and deepening research connections. We are truly grateful for our partners and donors who continually allow us to remain agile and capitalize on new funding and partnership opportunities. It’s exciting to see what the future holds as the Centre starts to hit its stride.
Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis
Director, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Professor, Faculty of Medicine Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Reichwald Family UBC Southern Medical Program Chair in Preventive Medicine
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