As the first recipient of a new Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research award, Noreen Kamal will have an opportunity to develop evidence-based provincial policy for emergency care. The fellowship is offered in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the BC Ministry of Health. The MSFHR/CIHR Science Policy Fellowship will embed Kamal for six months in the Ministry of Health to develop policy recommendations for emergency department care informed by research evidence and best practice.
Noreen is an ECE PhD candidate studying Human-Computer Interaction as it pertains to Health. She works in the MAGIC lab under the supervision of Dr. Sidney Fels and Dr. Kendall Ho. For her PhD research Noreen is designing an online social network VivoSpace, to promote positive health behaviour change.