2024/25 Catalyzing Research Cluster (GCRC) Grant | Child and Youth Overdose Prevention Cluster

Image (clockwise, from left to right): Drs. Matt Carwana, Dzung Vo, Sara Jasemmi, James Wang, and Eva Moore.

Congratulations to Dr. Matt Carwana and his team. They are the recipients of a 2024/25 grant from the UBC Office of the Vice-President Research + Innovation.

A total of 45 research excellence clusters led by researchers at UBC Vancouver will be supported through the Research Excellence Clusters initiative in 2024/25. These clusters are inter-departmental networks of researchers at UBC who collectively represent leaders in a particular field of study.

The Child and Youth Overdose Prevention Cluster led by Drs. Matthew Carwana and Danya Fast is studying the effects of Illicit drug toxicity and overdose, which are the leading causes of death for children and youth aged 10-18 in British Columbia. Research indicates that there are significant gaps in substance use care for this population, particularly those experiencing structural vulnerabilities along axes of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. This cluster will bring together world-leading experts at UBC with colleagues across Canada and the United States to improve quality of care and health outcomes for young people that use drugs. [MORE]

To learn more or to get involved, contact: Matt.Carwana@cw.bc.ca

The Child and Youth Overdose Prevention Cluster Team

Drs. Matthew Carwana & Danya Fast

Drs. Dzung Vo, Sara Jassemi, James Wang, Eva Moore, Emily Jenkins and Hasina Samji

Congratulations to all of the 2024/25 GCRC competition grant recipients.