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Explore research projects involving UBC researchers that are focusing on medical responses to COVID-19.

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Project Title UBC Project Lead External Project Lead Research Area(s) Funding Program
An adaptive phase 2/3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessing efficacy and safety of sarilumab for hospitalized patients with COVID-19 Ted Steiner Vaccines & Treatments Sanofi-Aventis Canada Inc.
An Open Label Safety Study of Inhaled Gaseous Nitric Oxide (gNO) for Adults & Adolescents With Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria, Burkholderia Spp, Aspergillus Spp and Corona-like Viral (Sub-Study) Infections Jeremy D. Road Vaccines & Treatments Mallinckrodt
Angiotensin and SARS-CoV2 virus entry Pascal Bernatchez Vaccines & Treatments CIHR
Anticoagulant RNA-based therapies for SARS-CoV-2 related thrombosis Christian Kastrup Vaccines & Treatments
Augmented Discovery of Potential Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 3CL Protease Artem Cherkasov, François Jean, Natalie Strynadka Vaccines & Treatments Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
BC COVID-19 Modelling Group Daniel Coombs, James Colliander Caroline Colijn (Simon Fraser University), Daniel Coombs (UBC), James Colliander (UBC) Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Economics & Business, Epidemiology & Public Health, Social Impacts, Vaccines & Treatments Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
BioID experiments to identify targets of the SARS-Cov 2 protease Thibault Mayor Vaccines & Treatments
Canadian COVID-19 Genomics Network(CanCOGeN) Terrance (Terry) Snutch, Steven Jones Genome Canada Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Vaccines & Treatments
Canadian Surveillance of COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Epidemiology and Maternal and Infant Outcomes Deborah Money Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Epidemiology & Public Health, Healthcare Delivery & Policy
CATCO: Canadian Treatments for COVID19 Srinivas Murthy Vaccines & Treatments
Challenges and Technology Use among Rural Community Residents during COVID-19 Pandemic Kathy Rush Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Characterizing Antibody Response to Emerging COVID-19 Virus (CARE COVID-19) Muhammad Morshed, Inna Sekirov, Agatha Jassem Althea Hayden, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Vaccines & Treatments Genome BC Rapid Response Funding for COVID-19 Research and Innovation Projects, cofunded with BC Centre for Disease Control
Clinical Outcomes from Thrombectomy and Time Metrics in Large Vessel Occlusion Acute Ischemic Stroke, Before and After Implementation of Preprocedural and Intraprocedural COVID-19 Infection Control Protocol Fabio Settecase Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Clozapine prescribing and COVID-19 William G Honer Dr. Dan Siskind, University of Queensland, Australia Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing
Collective Open Source Medical Innovations for COVID-19 (COSMIC) Christopher Nguan Christopher Nguan, Philip Edgcumbe, Alexander Waslen Equipment & Technology Innovations
COVID Cancellations THR TKR: Impact of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Cancellations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Don Garbuz Healthcare Delivery & Policy
COVID-19 Clinician Survey: Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey of Clinicians Sabrina Wong Healthcare Delivery & Policy
COVID-19 ECHO: The effect of COVID-19 on myocardial function via transthoracic echocardiography Mypinder Sekhon Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Vaccines & Treatments
COVID-19 ED Registry: Learning in a Time of Crisis, Creating a Canadian COVID-19 Registry Corinne Hohl Healthcare Delivery & Policy
COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Study Diane Lacaille Healthcare Delivery & Policy
COVID-19 immunity study: Tracking and characterizing natural immunity to SARS-CoV2 during COVID-19 Ted Steiner Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Vaccines & Treatments
COVID-19 Immunological Investigation: Quality, quantity and kinetics of antibody and cell-mediated responses Danuta Skowronski Epidemiology & Public Health, Vaccines & Treatments Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
COVID-19 Inflammatory Blood Biomarkers for Clinical Management, Prognosis and Evaluation of Interventions Mypinder Sekhon, Cheryl Wellington Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Vaccines & Treatments
COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on dental geriatric care: students’ views Mario Brondani Economics & Business, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Social Impacts
COVID-19 PEP RCT: Post-exposure Prophylaxis or Preemptive Therapy for SARS-Coronavirus-2: A Pragmatic Approach Sara Belga Vaccines & Treatments
COVID-19 Personal Impact Study: Personal Impacts of COVID-19/Coronavirus Study (PICS) S. Evelyn Stewart Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing
COVID-19 Respiratory Registry: Respiratory outcomes following COVID-19 infection in British Columbia Christopher Carlsten Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Vaccines & Treatments
COVID-19 social connection project: Current Events and Social Behavior Elizabeth Dunn Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
COVID-19 survey: Clinicians' quality of life and moral injury during the COVID-19 pandemic David Barbic Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing
COVID-19 Therapeutics Pieter Cullis Vaccines & Treatments
COVID-19: Identifying and Addressing the Needs of Ontarians with Disabilities Kathleen Martin Ginis Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
COVID-19: Improving the Evidence to Treat an Emerging Infection Through Observational Studies and a Randomized Trial Srinivas Murthy Vaccines & Treatments Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
CT/Chest Radiography COVID-19 Open-source AI Prognostication Predictive Model Savvas Nicolaou The Department of ER Radiology, CardioThoracic Section at VGH Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Equipment & Technology Innovations UBC Community Health and Wellbeing Cloud Innovation Centre (UBC CIC), powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS)AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative (DDI)
Dental emergencies- Covid 19: Dental Emergencies in academic and hospital-based settings during COVID-19 Nicholas Tong, Jennifer Park Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Development and test of point of care multimodal biosensor for screening, detection and monitoring COVID-19 patients. Babak Shadgan Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Equipment & Technology Innovations, Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Development of sensitive and quantitative molecular technologies for SARS-CoV-2 detection Christopher Lowe Zabrina Brumme Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Epidemiology & Public Health, Equipment & Technology Innovations Genome BC Rapid Response Funding for COVID-19 Research Projects
Does photodynamic therapy decrease nasopharyngeal COVID-19 viral load? Elizabeth Bryce Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Vaccines & Treatments
Drug repurposing for SARS-CoV-2 infection using human organoid culture technology François Jean Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Vaccines & Treatments Genome BC & CIHR
EARL - nCOV Researchers Srinivas Murthy Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Examining the Evidence on the Safety of Ibuprofen in Lower Respiratory Infections Mahyar Etminan Epidemiology & Public Health, Vaccines & Treatments
Finding ways to block coronavirus from entering the body Janice Leung, Don Sin Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Vaccines & Treatments
Genomic epidemiology and evolutionary dynamics of COVID-19 and other emerging corona viruses Jeffrey Joy Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
Host cellular protein substrates of SARS-CoV-2 proteases Eric Jan, Christopher M. Overall Vaccines & Treatments Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
Host Response Mediators in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection James Russell Vaccines & Treatments Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
How Does Social Distancing Impact the Elderly's Activities of Daily Living? Dongwook Yoon Equipment & Technology Innovations, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
Human ACE2 Coding Variants: A Potential Risk Factor for COVID-19 William Gibson Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics
Identification of co-receptors and auxiliary proteins employed by SARS-CoV2 for cellular entry. Franck Duong Vaccines & Treatments
Impact of COVID-19 on pediatric orthopedic surgery practice Kishore Mulpuri Healthcare Delivery & Policy
International Health Communications Heidi Tworek Culture, Epidemiology & Public Health, Politics, Governance & Law, Social Impacts
Kootenay Boundary Virtual Health Use Kathy Rush Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Learning in a Time of Crisis: Creating a Canadian COVID-19 Registry Corinne Hohl Epidemiology & Public Health, Healthcare Delivery & Policy Genome BC & BC Academic Health Science Network
Lifesaver - Predicting emerging pandemics Dermot Kelleher, Raymond Ng, Daniel Coombs Finger Food Advanced Technology Group Mathematical Modelling and Operations Digital Technology Supercluster
Molecular and cellular therapies against COVID-19 using angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) Josef Penninger Haibo Zhang (St. Michael's Hospital) Vaccines & Treatments Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
Neutralizing human-derived single-chain antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 Horacio Bach Vaccines & Treatments Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
Novel COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative Wilf Jefferies Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Vaccines & Treatments Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Operation COVID: Canadians' Occupations during Viral Infection Days (COVID): A New Normal? William (Bill) Miller Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
Point of Care Ultrasound for COVID-19 (PoCUS) Oron Frenkel, Teresa Tsang, Purang Abolmaesumi, Robert Rohling Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Equipment & Technology Innovations Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster COVID-19 program
Preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection by targeting human type II transmembrane serine protease activity François Jean Richard Leduc (Université de Sherbrooke) Vaccines & Treatments Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
Prognostication of ACE II Receptor (PACEiiR) Inna Sekirov Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics Genome BC Rapid Response Funding for COVID-19 Research and Innovation Projects
Protecting Canadians by Predicting the Evolution of COVID-19 Natalie Strynadka Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster COVID-19 program
Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey of Patients Sabrina Wong Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Quick COVID-19 Survey of Physiotherapists Sabrina Wong Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Rapid release of an easily accessible SARS-CoV-2 genome analysis pipeline Chanson Brumme Zabrina Brumme, Simon Fraser University, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS; Don Kirkby, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Epidemiology & Public Health, Vaccines & Treatments Genome BC Rapid Response Funding for COVID-19 Research and Innovation Projects, cofunded with Illumina Canada
Rapid Response to Emerging Serious Pathogen Outbreaks using Next-gen Data: R2ESPOND Natalie Prystajecky, Mel Krajden Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Epidemiology & Public Health Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
Rehabilitation Service Capacity for COVID19 Survivors Pat Camp Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Response to Emerging Serious Pathogen Outbreaks using Next-gen Data (RESPOND) Mel Krajden, Natalie Prystajecky, Richard Harrigan Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Epidemiology & Public Health Genome BC Strategic Fund
SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Research: Fast track isothermal viral diagnostics Peter Unrau (Simon Fraser University), Masahiro Niikura (Simon Fraser University) Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Epidemiology & Public Health, Equipment & Technology Innovations CIHR - Canadian COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
Strategies to Relieve Suffering at End-of-Life (STRS-EOL)  Barb Pesut, Sally Thorne Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Social Impacts
Structural preparedness during the COVID-19 pandemic and the provision of urgent oral health care Mario Brondani Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Social Impacts Genome BC Rapid Response Funding for COVID-19 Research and Innovation Projects
Structure-guided design of therapeutics and antibodies against COVID-19 Sriram Subramaniam Vaccines & Treatments Genome BC Rapid Response Funding for COVID-19 Research and Innovation Projects
The lived experiences of Canadian Critical Care Nurses providing direct patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic Sarah Crowe Sarah Crowe, Greg Haljan, Amanda Howard Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing
The Outreach Project: COVID-19 Adaptation Vicky Bungay Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Social Impacts
Tracking Pediatric Emergency Department Visits During a Pandemic Ran Goldman Healthcare Delivery & Policy
Tracking the spread of COVID-19 Danuta Skowronski Epidemiology & Public Health, Vaccines & Treatments Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Understanding the experiences of individuals with immunosuppressive conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic (UNIFIED) Mary De Vera Epidemiology & Public Health, Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
Volunteer navigation partnerships: A compassionate community approach to care Barb Pesut Healthcare Delivery & Policy, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts
What Families Think and Do ? - A Survey for Families Visiting the Pediatric Emergency Department Ran Goldman Healthcare Delivery & Policy