Submitted by Agnes T. Black, RN MPH, Director, Health Services & Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation

Members of the Resume – HFC team (pictured left to right): Catherine Clark, Martha Mackay, Stephanie Ahuja, Cindy Nordquist, Annemarie Kaan and Jenny Knoll. (Photo was taken long before the pandemic and physical distancing rules!)

Join this year’s PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge, bringing evidence-based practice to life and demonstrating how research at the bedside can improve patient outcomes.

In the first nine years of the Research Challenge, there have been over 104 Research Challenge projects funded, including:

  • A team of nurse practitioners and registered nurses discovered that a NP-led clinic for flexible management of heart failure in patients with substance use and/or mental health issues led to significantly decreased hospitalizations overall.
  • A team of nurses and social workers used an innovative approach to help patients with stimulant use disorder.
  • A team of dietitians and PTs discovered benefits to renal transplant patients from Nordic walking exercise.

Since 2010, the PHC Professional Practice Office and the PHC Research Institute (along with BCNU, HSABC, the Professorship in Cardiovascular Nursing, and the Transplant Research Foundation) have supported teams of point-of-care nurses, PTs, OTs, dietitians, pharmacists, speech-language pathologists, social workers and others who have contributed to practice change and improvements in patient care through small-scale research projects conducted in their own practice settings.

The Research Challenge is designed to support point-of-care staff who do not have research experience – but are keen to take on a project. The Practice-Based Research Challenge will help you learn about research and conduct your own clinical practice project; provide information, mentorship, and funding; and answer a question you have about your own clinical practice.

 Research can be conducted on your area of interest, and Patient and Family-centred Care continues to be a focus, so all teams must include patient/family input in their projects.

****The Transplant Research Foundation of BC is continuing its partnership with PHC on the Research Challenge and is offering funding to a Research Challenge team this year whose project involves transplant-related research.****

Attend a virtual Q&A session, March 9, noon to 1 pm:

Meeting ID: 696 2497 0806, Passcode: 634458

If you'd like to join the Research Challenge, fill out a short application describing your research question. Details here:

General questions? Contact Aggie Black:

This page last updated Mar 2, 2021 5:39pm PST