Novo Nordisk Helps Support Network Needs

Novo Nordisk Helps Support Network Needs


The BC Diabetes Research Network (BCDRN) is building cross-discipline diabetes research excellence in British Columbia and enhancing its translation and communication with the public. Thanks to a recent grant of $30,000 from Novo Nordisk and in addition with renewed cluster funding from the University of British Columbia(UBC), the network is poised to greatly expand the reach and impact of our research, knowledge translation and engagement activities.

“Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company with a 100-year history dedicated to improving patient care. We are very pleased to support organizations with a focus on improving the lives of people through better health, education and the development of a knowledge-based sustainable society,” shared Vicky Chan, Novo Nordisk Canada’s VP Clinical Development, Medical & Regulatory Affairs.

“The BCDRN shares Novo’s goal of community impact. We want to connect our researchers and trainees to patients and health care providers to improve the lives of individuals living with diabetes, says Dr Bruce Verchere, BCDRN Network Lead. Novo Nordisk’s recent $30,000 grant does just that. “Not only will this project provide an insight into advances in diabetes research, it also has the opportunity to drive new research questions and help researchers better communicate their findings.”

Funding will support:

  • extending BCDRN membership to health care providers with a new membership category, helping bridge the knowledge translation gap between the bench and bedside;
  • supporting the skills development of trainees by offering webinars and events promoting professional development including presentation skills, business planning, networking and more; and
  • building upon our commitment to patients as partners in research by including the diabetes community in Vancouver Diabetes Research Day presentations.

“There is important research coming from British Columbia, and Novo Nordisk Canada is proud to support the work of the BC Diabetes Research Network,” adds Chan.

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