Northern Health, Indigenous Health, is excited to announce that Dr. Roseann Larstone has received a post-doc appointment with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). Dr. Larstone will work in partnership with the Health Arts Research Centre (HARC) for this post-doc appointment.
Dr. Larstone is a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) with ancestral and family roots in the communities of St. Laurent, Oak Point and Duck Bay, Manitoba. She was previously Research Associate, National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) and Northern Medical Program, UNBC. Her research has focused on adolescent mental health, program evaluation, and more recently, partnered community-based work exploring patients’ and informal caregivers’ experiences of cancer care in northern BC. In her current role as Lead, Research and Community Engagement – Northern Health, Indigenous Health – she leads and supports research, education and engagement activities across the organization focused on cultural safety and humility.
About the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
The MSFHR is British Columbia's health research funding agency with the goal of addressing health system priorities.
MSFHR was created in 2001, in honour of Nobel Laureate Dr. Michael Smith. A pre-eminent chemist and molecular biologist, Smith was dedicated to building BC’s health research capacity and nurturing the next generation of research innovators. His distinguished career and long-standing commitment to supporting emerging scientific talent helped establish BC as a hub of world-class health research.
In 2018, 25 years after Smith was awarded the Nobel Prize, MSFHR and colleagues from across the BC research community are celebrating his impact and continuing his work to develop scientific excellence and grow capacity in BC now and in the future.
The Foundation continues this important work in BC and beyond as a member of NAPHRO, the National Alliance of Provincial Health Research Organizations.