Academic Rank:
Clinical Associate Professor
Microbiologist, at Vancouver General Hospital
Affiliation(s):
VGH/VCHRI
Short Bio:

Dr. Jennifer Grant is a dually qualified Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases specialist who has undertaken the role of medical director of ASPIRES the antimicrobial stewardship programme at Vancouver Coastal Health. ASPIRES is involved in Clinical practice recommendations, audit and feedback and education. She continues to work clinically in both microbiology and infectious diseases in addition to being involved in quality improvement, infection control and teaching.

Academic background

  • Collège Des Médecins du Québec Certification ; Microbiology. Jun 2007
  • Royal College Certification; Microbiology; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. May 2007
  • Royal College Certification; Infectious Diseases; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Sep 2006
  • Royal College Certification; Internal Medicine; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Aug 2004
  • MDCM; Medicine; McGill University. Jun 2000
  • BS; Molecular biophysics and biochemistry; Yale University, Graduus Cum Laude. Jun 1996

Awards and Recognition

  • NCCID/AMMI; Antimicrobial Use Monitoring and Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Project. PI —  $153 000. Feb 2012
  • Renal Agency of BC; Interferon Gamma Release Assay in Dialysis population study; $49 900. Aug 2008
  • Best Poster CHICA Canada conference 2008; CHICA Canada; $250. Jun, 2008
  • Johnathan Freeman Scholarship; Johnathan Freeman Foundation; $1500. Apr 2006
  • Medical Research Council of Canada research scholarship; $4000. Jun 1997
  • Hubert student fellowship in international health; Centres for Disease Control; $2500. Aug 1999
Primary Research Area
Infectious Diseases and Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area
Quality improvement

Research Interest

  • Tropical Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Patient Safety and Quality