Message from the Director

Our trainees are the engine that drives the research in the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. It has been a particularly important year for growth and collaborations across the Centre’s three strategic research pillars, due in large part to the increased numbers of trainees at all levels. We are particularly grateful for the efforts of our Trainee Engagement Committee (TEC) in leading and building a greater sense of community for all of our trainees.

The Centre’s core research team continues to expand. Dr. Sarah Purcell joined our growing team of investigators and was appointed a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Metabolism in Chronic Disease based at UBC Okanagan. Dr. Femke Hoekstra also joins the Centre at the beginning of 2024. The latest recruitment is a direct result of the successful Faculty of Medicine renewal application for a researcher with expertise in implementation science in the context of health innovations in rural and remote communities.

We continue to benefit from growth in our research funding including several new grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Now entering our fifth year of operation, it is important to celebrate our accomplishments and acknowledge the challenges during our Centre’s developmental phase. The foundational work is almost complete and the opportunities ahead are endless.

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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