Students & Trainees

Our Current Students

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Alex Fung
Research Assistant, Work Learn Program

Alex has worked with Digital Emergency Medicine as a student research assistant (RA) since September 2015. He works extensively on the TEC4Home and iCON projects. While he has developed skills in quantitative and qualitative analyses, this experience has also enabled him to engage in community health advocacy, and he is amazed each time he participates in an iCON forum at the level of community mobilization and attendance.

 

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Harleen Chohan
Project Assistant, Work Learn Program

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Harman Grewal
Project Assistant, Work Learn Program

Harman is a third year UBC Science student who is currently one of the working members of the intercultural Online Health Network (iCON) team – a project aimed at supporting multicultural communities, patients and healthcare professionals in BC to advance and aid in chronic disease prevention and management. At DigEM, she is looking forward to advancing her communication and leadership skills, and is excited to use her multilingual skills as a part of iCON. Through this position, Harman has also been involved in community outreach events – she is especially always in awe of how engaged and enthusiastic the community is at public health forums and workshops.

 

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Tina Cheng
Project Assistant, Work Learn Program

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Jessica Jun
Research Assistant, Work Learn Program

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2017/2018

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Rachel Ho
Research Assistant, Work Learn Program

 

 

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Shawna Narayan
Research Assistant, Work Learn Program

Shawna is in her fourth year at UBC completing her Bachelor of Science in Physics. Shawna joined the team to further her research skills. She currently assists with Learning for Life – a project that promotes healthy lifestyles and digital health literacy for children in grades 4-7. She hopes to continue to learn more about medical research through this position, which in turn will help her future education goals to complete her Master’s in Public Health and conduct her own community-health projects.

 

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Cynthia Lung
Project Assistant, Work Learn Program

 

 

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Jeremy Zhou
Project Assistant, Work Learn Program

 

2016/2017

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Alex Fung
Research Assistant, Work Learn Program

Alex has worked with Digital Emergency Medicine as a student research assistant (RA) since September 2015. He has worked extensively on TEC4Home, iCON, BroMatters, Many Faces of Diabetes, MindHealthBC and VCHRI Putting Health Failure Patients Experience at the Center for Home Health Monitoring. He is amazed each time he participates in an iCON forum at the level of community mobilization and attendance.

 

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Anupreet Gill
Project Assistant, Work Learn Program

Anu began her engagement with the eHealth Strategy Office as a volunteer in 2011, and has since transitioned into her role as a student project assistant with Digital Emergency Medicine. Primarily, Anu assists on the iCON project, but she has also been involved in Health Education Action for Life (iHEAL) and mDAWN. Her engagement with Digital Emergency Medicine allows her to apply her passion for both education and events.

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Ingrid Yuen
Project Assistant, Work Learn Program

 

 

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Jingfei Zhang
Research Student

Jingfei is the recipient of the Summer Student Research Program (SSRP) and is conducting her research under the supervision of Dr. Kendall Ho. This exploratory study seeks to better understand how to detect adverse side-effects between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and western medicine. The results from this study will be used to propose recommendations for future communications systems. Jingfei would like to be a clinical scientist in the future, and hopes through this project she will strengthen her qualitative research skills.

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Rebecca Geddes
Research Student

Rebecca completed a summer research internship in 2016 with Digital Emergency Medicine in collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). She is conducting surveys with UBC faculty and students, Indigenous elders and traditional practitioners to better understand how to adapt the First Nations Traditional Practitioners video and accompanying facilitation guide, developed through the iCON program in partnership with VCH, into a FLEX course for health professional students at UBC.

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Suzanne Ng
Project Assistant, Work Learn Program

 

 

Summer 2016

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Charles Yang
Research Student

After hearing Dr. Kendall Ho speak about digital health in one of his first year medical courses, Charles wanted to volunteer with Digital Emergency Medicine. In the summer of 2016, Charles assisted the team in examining how performance data was being used by emergency healthcare professionals. Charles hopes to complete his UBC residency program with Digital Emergency Medicine.

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Leslie Chan
Project Assistant, Work Learn Program

Leslie enjoys using her multilingual ability to work alongside the interCultural Online Health Network (iCON) team to translate resources and research tools for the educational workshops and forums. She hopes to one day work in emergency medicine.

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May Chan
Research Assistant, Work Learn Program

May has worked with Digital Emergency Medicine as a student research assistant (RA) since September 2015. Currently, she is working on Improving Patient Experience During Emergency Department (ED) Journey – Is there an App for that? where she is supporting the design of the project. This aligns well with her interest in learning about innovative projects using technology to facilitate patient-centered care in B.C. Previously, she has worked on iCON and mDAWN.