Jim Christenson Receives Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) Funding

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Christenson, who recently received funding through the 2019 UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition. Dr. Christenson leads the Resuscitating More Patients from Sudden Unexpected Death: Transformative Research cluster. The cluster will receive $197,000 in GCRC funds and $30,000 in Trainee Stipend funds for two years.

Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters funding enables the formation and growth of interdisciplinary clusters of research excellence. The funding rewards network of researchers spanning multiple disciplines. These interdisciplinary teams foster partnerships and collaborations, develop new research questions/directions/themes in research creation, address critical societal and cultural problems, and work together to solve challenges that transcend traditional boundaries.

The research cluster will focus on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) aiming to improve patient outcomes, lead innovation in research and clinical interventions, strengthen the chain of survival from OHCA recognition to rehabilitation, and to create an internationally renowned Resuscitation Research Centre. The overall vision is for British Columbia to have the best survival rates in the world for out-of-hospital, sudden, unexpected death.

Learn more about Dr. Christenson’s research.