2018-19 Research Projects


  1. Mattie Bakker (Vanessa Paquette, Jason Tan & Roxane Carr) - A pharmacokinetic, neonatal assessment of extended interval aminoglycoside dosing
  2. Lianne Hagg (Donna Leung & Roxane Carr) - Characterizing the use of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol/cannabidiol (Sativex®) in pediatric patients
  3. Olivia Nguyen (Katie Haubrich) - Recombinant growth hormone treatment in children with chronic kidney disease
  4. Julia Ho (Nicole Primus & Roxane Carr) - Evaluation of the safety of multiple treatment courses of Indomethacin in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) premature infants.
  5. Valerie Lee (Donna Leung & Karen Ng) - Antibiotic treatment of community-acquired urinary tract infections in infants under two months of age – A retrospective chart review
  6. Geoff Martinson (Elaine Wong, Kyle Collins & Roxane Carr) - The Use of Medications Obtained Through Health Canada’s Special Access Programme (SAP) in PediatricSeizures and Status Epilepticus

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  1. Daniel Wong (Gloria Su) - Assessing pre-hospital use of tranexamic acid (TXA) by paramedics for patients with major trauma


  1. Mariam Siddiqui (Aaron Tejani, Cait O'Sullivan & Tom Perry) - The perceptions/beliefs of hospital pharmacists regarding chronic disease targets for hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and type II diabetes
  2. Stephanie Song (Aaron Tejani, Angus Kinkade, Cait O'Sullivan & Tom Perry) - Intense lifestyle interventions for remission of type II diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs
  3. Sarah Li (Colin Lee, Tim Leung & Aaron Tejani) - Treatment of non-severe Clostridium Difficile Infection: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


  1. Andrea Feere (Jennifer Haymond & Flora Young) - Descriptive evaluation of venous thromboembolism and intracranial hemorrhage expansion in ICU patients with traumatic head injury
  2. Kaitlyn Tress (Ada Chiu) - Prevalence and patter of natural health product use in patients attending an outpatient heart function clinic


  1. Anna Chen (Mike Legal, Steve Shalansky, Tamara Mihic & Winnie Ma) – Evaluating a Pharmacist Initiated Opioid Stewardship Initiative at an Urban Teaching Hospital (MORE POSIT)
  2. Ava Azhir (Judith Marin) - Review of the Treatment Patterns for Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy in British Columbia
  3. Brandent Lam (Caitlin Olantunbosun, Linda Akagi, Jack da Silva, Junine Toy & Silvia Guillemi) -Assessing continuity of care for antiretroviral therapy during release from provincial correctional facilities in BC to the community
  4. Ishan Chaudhari (Marianna Leung) – Characterization of BK and CMV viremia in post-renal transplant recipients at St. Paul’s Hospital
  5. Jenny Wang (Cindy San, Angus Kinkade, Tim Leung, Doson Chua & Katherin Badke) - Real world effectiveness of idarucizumab for dabigatran reversal 
  6. Michelle Gnyra (Tamara Mihic) - Impact of care guidelines, medication algorithm, and prescription resources on delivering early psychosis care in acute psychiatric settings
  7. Vanessa Eng (Victoria Su & Tanveer Brar) - An evaluation of QT-prolonging drugs and monitoring in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF)
  8. Vicky Wong (Victoria Su & Tanveer Brar)  - Evaluation of Influenza Vaccination Adherence in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis


  1. Anthony lau  (Herb Wong) - Incidence and characterization of gout flares in heart failure patients receiving aggressive diuresis
  2. Marina Casol (Angela Tong) - Evaluation of the appropriateness of PRN antipsychotic and benzodiazepine usage in the psychiatric intensive care unit at Timber Creek Tertiary Mental Health
  3. Shirley Su (Rochelle Gellatly & Rumi McGloin) - Validation of a QT Prolongation Risk Score in a Medical Intensive Care Unit


  1. Amanda Driver (Elaine Cheng) - An evaluation of the empiric antibiotic regimen for the treatment of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis at Vancouver General Hospital
  2. Gillian Wang  (Karen Dahri) - Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in an Elderly Population
  3. Hans Haag (Cindy Luo, Tim Lau & Nilu Partovi) - Patient perspectives on pharmacist prescribing in a collaborative interdisciplinary setting at a solid organ transplant clinic
  4. Jordan Ho (Wendy Cheng, Catharina Yih & Tony Kiang) - Population Pharmacokinetics and Sources of Variability of Free Phenytoin Concentrations
  5. Kate Butcher (Katie Lacaria & Tim Lau) - Development of Cytomegalovirus Treatment Guidelines at a Major Canadian Bone Marrow Transplant Centre
  6. Laura Rozka (Karen Dahri, Nilu Partovi & Greg Egan) - Feasibility of a Deprescribing Protocol at Vancouver General Hospital
  7. Louise Lau (Karen Dahri, Mike Legal & Karyn Bagri) - Characterization and evaluation of the clinical importance of drug interactions identified by hospital pharmacists and computer systems
  8. Mazen Sharaf (Hilary Wu) - Patterns of statin prescribing in chronic kidney disease patients not receiving treatment with kidney transplantation or dialysis (STAT-CKD Study)