New SFU Research Navigator at BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre

Brittney La Pietra has joined BC Support Unit Fraser Centre as a SFU Research Navigator.

Simon Fraser University and the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre are pleased to announce the arrival of Brittney La Pietra as the new SFU Research Navigator. Brittney is supporting SFU faculty and students to develop their patient-oriented research questions, connect with potential knowledge user team members including patient partners, and assist with grant proposal development.

The BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre—Support for People and Patient Oriented Research and Trials—is a partnership between Fraser Health and SFU to promote and support patient-oriented research and knowledge translation.

Brittney brings her experience as the former coordinator for SFU’s Research Ethics, combined with a Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours and a graduate law degree. She is also a member of the Law Society of Alberta. Her expertise includes research ethics, health regulation and women’s health issues.

Please contact Brittney to learn more about patient-oriented research and the resources and services available for you through the Fraser Centre. Visit Brittney at the Faculty of Health Sciences in room 11010 Blusson Hall, or email her at

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The BC SUPPORT (Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) Unit is a multi-partner organization created to support patient-oriented research in British Columbia. The unit provide services, training and support to stakeholders engaged in patient-oriented research. The BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre is one of the five BC SUPPORT Unit regional centres. The Fraser Centre is a collaboration of Fraser Health and Simon Fraser University. Our centre provides support services to all academic and health authority researchers working in the Fraser region, as well as members of the public interested in engaging with research. Patient-oriented research engages patients as partners and focuses on patient-identified priorities with the goals of improving patient experiences, health outcomes and the health system.

Learn more on the Fraser Health website