We are pleased to congratulate the BC Children's and BC Women's investigators who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Spring 2019 competition. Our research community received nine new research and bridge grants totaling more than $5.8 million.
My clinical area of expertise at BC Children's Hospital is in managing patients with atopic dermatitis, pigmented and vascular lesions. Currently, I have been funded by the Canadian Dermatology Foundation, Canadian Institute of Health Research, and Eczema Society of Canada, to validate diagnostic algorithms for atopic dermatitis patients accessing the healthcare system. With these diagnostic algorithms we are examining comorbidities and complications and the effects of treatment in atopic dermatitis patients. Also, currently we are using artificial intelligence methods to improve diagnostic performance of automated diagnosis of vascular and pigmented lesions.
Using health insurance claims based data to examine inflammatory skin conditions
Using health insurance claims based data, we are examining inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and the effects of treatments in reducing comorbidities and complications.
Algorithm for identifying keratinocyte carcinomas using population data
We have developed an algorithm for identifying keratinocyte carcinomas using population data. This algorithms is being used to identify trends in keratinocyte carcinomas in high risk population groups (eg. organ trannsplant recipients).
Using optical devices to assist in early diagnosis of skin conditions
We are using optical devices to provide complementary biophysical and imaging properties to assist in early diagnosis of skin conditions.Grants
Eczema Society of Canada
Canadian Dermatology Foundation
Teaching Learning Enhancement Fund, University of British ColumbiaHonours & Awards
Canadian Dermatology Association Barney Usher Award
Asia Dermatology Association Rising Star Award
Dermatologist from the Heart for Community Awareness Projects
President, Dermatology Society of British Columbia