CanROC Site Summary – British Columbia


University of British Columbia Resuscitation Research Group

The University of British Columbia Resuscitation Research Group is an active collaborative and interdisciplinary team of researchers interested in understanding resuscitation practice and improving outcomes. In collaboration with the British Columbia Emergency Health Services we have been involved in clinical trials in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest for more than 20 years. The team includes clinician scientists from emergency medicine, prehospital care, and cardiology in collaboration with epidemiologists and statisticians from the Center for Improved Cardiovascular Health and the Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences. The group has a strong reputation and publication record and is a leader in cardiac arrest innovation, enjoying the best clinical outcomes across Canada.

With a rich database housing more than 10 years of cardiac arrest in British Columbia, linkage to other BC outcome databases and committed to CanROC, we have much further work to do based on observational studies and are poised to continue relevant randomized controlled or pragmatic studies.

We support and collaborate with graduate students in Master’s and PhD programs, post-doctoral studies, as well as medical students and residents.

Investigators who would consider supervising/mentoring students include:
Dr Jim Christenson – Professor, Head of Academic Department of Emergency Medicine
Dr Brian Grunau – Clinical Assistant Professor, Resuscitation Innovation Lead – BC Emergency Medicine Network
Dr Christopher Fordyce – Clinical Assistant Professor, Scientist – BC Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health