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Member, South Okanagan Similkameen Research Committee Grant Proposal Adjudication Panel

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Interior Region

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Do you have an interest in taking part in a one-day session to be part of a team that evaluates research proposals to determine if they meet the requirements to be considered for funding?

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior Region

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health


The perspective of a patient partner in this work is to provide opinions external to our Research Committee. The goal is to ensure the work being considered is of value to citizens of the South Okanagan/Similkameen (SOS) area.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


Some familiarity with data analysis, research background would be an asset but not imperative. Preference will be given to someone from a rural community near Penticton such as Princeton, Keremeos, Oliver or Osoyoos. If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.


Vacancies: 1 One day during the third week of March 2018; specific date to be determined. This is an in-person committee, held in Penticton One time event


A parking pass will be provided


The SOS Research Committee has put a call out for submissions for funding of research initatives in the South Okanagan/Similkameen area. There will be a group of 4 meeting to evaluate the research proposals and determine if they meet the criteria for funding. The patient partner would be part of this group. The Research Committee will then evaluate the studies put forward and determine which will be funded.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region


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Laura Klein

Clinical Practice Consultant in Fraser Health

Laura Klein

Seeking the patient perspective doesn’t have to be complicated; it simply entails a commitment to ask and listen. Patient advisors not only bring a valuable perspective but also share original ideas and unique skills. Including the patient and family perspective changes the conversation and aligns the team’s focus towards common goals.