I'd particularly like to thank the BC Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society for supporting our research and providing these research grants. This research would likely not have been done without that funding. ~ Kinesiologist Mark Carpenter, PhD
Starting in 2012, the BC Balance and Dizziness Disorders Society (BADD) awarded a total of $10,000 per year to two recipients. The purpose of the 2012 to 2014 awards was to provide seed funding for innovative research in British Columbia aimed at improving the diagnosis, treatment and/or quality of life of individuals with vestibular disorders. Read about past awards.
In 2016, our award program evolved to focus on funding healthcare professionals in the early stages of their careers to further their education and improve their ability to diagnose, treat and improve the quality of life for people with vestibular disorders. BADD will fund such endeavours up to a total of $10,000 per year.
2016 Award Winners
We are pleased to announce that BADD has committed to award a total of almost $10,000 in 2016 to 12 therapists and clinicians to further their training.
Physiotherapists Marjorie Belot, Farron Fedechko, Roland Fletcher, Lori Janzen and Eduardo Naranjo as well as audiologist Estephanie Sta. Maria are receiving support to attend advanced courses at either Emory University or the American Institute of Balance. We applaud the award recipients for demonstrating their commitment to treating people with vestibular disorders.
Physiotherapists Nina Bai, Nikhita Jain, Amanda Mow, Christa Robertson, Pratik Vyas and Sophia Zhao are also receiving grants to attend introductory training courses in BC. We are encouraged to see generalist physiotherapists interested in increasing their knowledge about vestibular disorders; we are hopeful that their interest will be piqued to pursue advanced training in the future.
The award winners have been invited to attend our public meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 pm at St. Paul’s. This meeting features a free, public talk by audiologist Glynnis Tidball on tinnitus and hyperacusis. Please join us to congratulate the grant recipients in person.
How You Can Help
You can help us continue our awards program by donating to BADD or leaving BADD a legacy in your will. How to donate.