Interdisciplinary health research involving UBC Applied Science awarded $225,000
January 12, 2023
Nine interdisciplinary research projects involving UBC Applied Science faculty are each receiving up to $25,000 in Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards from UBC Health.
HIFI Awards enable interdisciplinary groups of health researchers to undertake innovative activities with the potential to create change, catalyzing cross-faculty and cross-campus collaborations across UBC Vancouver and Okanagan.
A new health equity stream is supporting seven of these Applied Science-affiliated teams to promote diversity and inclusion, and to positively impact health equity across individuals and communities.
Examples of these innovative projects include a women-driven empowerment toolkit to promote mental health, educational tools to reduce substance use stigma in cancer care, and field testing a new screening technology for sickle cell disease in areas with fewer resources.
A total of 12 interdisciplinary research teams were selected to receive HIFI Awards (full list of recipients).