Congratulations to C2E2’s Asif Raza Khowaja

Congratulations to C2E2’s Asif Raza Khowaja, on receiving the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Health System Impact Postdoctoral Fellowship award. This is one of twelve awards offered in British Columbia and is co-funded by the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR), Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) and British Columbia Patient Safety and Quality Council (BCPSQC). Dr. Khowaja’s work will involve a comprehensive economic evaluation - and cost valuation of provincial quality improvement initiative aimed at reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications in residential care through the evidence-based management of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. He is keen on developing a real-world evidence on culture, teamwork and communication as an important driver of quality in healthcare- this is a novel research particularly in the domain of non-technical skills with respect to policy cost-effectiveness. We congratulate Dr. Craig Mitton (academic supervisor) and Christina Krause (health system supervisor) for their mentorship during this fellowship.