We are pleased to announce the latest awardees of the 2004 <em>in it for life</em> Research Fund competition .......

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2004 in it for life  Research Fund Grants Competition Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the latest awardees of the 2004 in it for life Research Fund competition.

The following four investigators have been chosen out of 23 applications to receive grants of approximately $50,000 to support new clinical research projects with direct, immediate relevance to improving patient care, diagnosis, treatment, or disease prevention. Congratulations and thank you to all who applied. Both the number and quality of applications this year has been the highest we have seen.

Dr. Roger Wong
"Functional Performance in the Frail Elerly Population"

Dr. Pierre Guy
"Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Dedicated Falls Clinic Intervention in Elderly Fallers Presenting to an Emergency Department"

Dr. Najib Ayas
"The Impact of CPAP Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Randoized Crossover Trial"

Dr. John Yee
"Detection of Early Lung Cancer by Serum Protein Expression Profiling"

We also wish to acknowledge and thank the in it for life  Research Fund committee members: Dr. G.B. John Mancini, Cardiology (Chair)
Dr. Dean Chittock, Intensive Care Unit
Dr. Paul Keown, Nephrology
Dr. Garth Warnock, Surgery
Dr. Peter Jewesson, Pharmacy
Dr. Urs Steinbrecher, Gastroenterology
Dr. Richard Hegele, Pathology
Dr. Ray Lam, Psychiatry
Dr. Megan Levings, Surgery
Dr. Alice Mui, Surgery
Dr. Blake Gilks, Pathology

The in it for life  Research Fund awards is a program of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Our partner, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is a registered charity established to raise funds for VGH, UBC-H, and VCHRI. Over the past 24 years, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has raised over $163 million, providing critical support for advanced technology and equipment, patient care programs and medical research for British Columbia's leading adult acute care facilities (www.supportvgh.ca).

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