2023 Innovation and Translational Research Award Recipients from Department of Surgery

We are delighted to announce that three faculty members from the Department of Surgery have been awarded the 2023 Innovation and Translational Research Award presented by the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institution (VCHRI): Dr. Christopher Honey, Professor and Head of the Division of Neurosurgery at UBC, Dr. Kathryn Isaac, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), and Assistant Professor and Inaugural Dr. Patricia Clugston Chair of Breast Reconstruction at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and Dr. Eitan Prisman, Oncology Surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology at UBC.

The award recognizes the vital role of innovative research in improving healthcare systems and enhancing patient well-being. As a leading research institution, VCHRI is proud to support researchers and their groundbreaking work through the Innovation and Translational Research Awards. This year’s recipients are using new techniques and emerging technologies to advance patient outcomes and enhance patient-practitioner connectedness in the era of COVID-19.

Once again, please join us in congratulating these exceptional individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of surgery and their commitment to making a positive impact on patient care.