UBC Family Practice Aboriginal Training Site residents win research award

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Drs. Erin Knight (right) and Bria Sharkey (left) with the handheld ultrasound unit used for prenatal examinations in rural and remote Carrier Nation communities

Drs. Erin Knight and Bria Sharkey, two residents training at the UBC Department of Family Practice’s Aboriginal Residency site, were awarded one of five Lloyd Jones Collins Scholar Awards at the recent Family Practice Resident Research Day in Vancouver, BC.

Knight and Sharkey’s research project, “The experience of women in remote Carrier combmunities with bedside ultrasound at prenatal visits: a community engagement project” is also being considered by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for the Research Awards for Family Medicine Residents.

Knight and Sharkey’s study used qualitative methodologies grounded in Aboriginal engagement processes to gather information about whether communities were interested in evaluating Carrier Nation women’s experiences with prenatal bedside ultrasound, and to develop a conceptual framework to guide future research.

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