Dr. Charlotte Jones, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Student Research with the UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program (SMP) has received Hypertension Canada’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence. The annual award recognizes outstanding efforts and contributions in Canada to increase public awareness, prevention, and control of hypertension.
Dr. Jones was acknowledged for her work in developing and implementing the CHAMP (Cardiovascular Health, Awareness and Management Program) community based programs aimed at identifying and managing uncontrolled cardiovascular risk factors in the community. Additionally, her efforts in creating and implementing interprofessional programs with nursing, pharmacy, and medical students from the Universities of Alberta and Calgary to bring CHAMP programs to rural, urban, multicultural and worksite communities across Alberta.
Hypertension Canada is a volunteer, non-profit organization representing over 50 years of expertise in the field of hypertension. Dr. Jones has been an active member of Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) for over 13 years and played a role in caregiver and public education guideline development, and as a leader in the CHEP “train the trainer” Knowledge Translation program. In the release issued by Hypertension Canada, it states “Dr. Jones is a true leader in the field of hypertension, and is most deserving of recognition for her efforts and contributions.”
Dr. Jones is currently leading an interdisciplinary health research study based at UBC Okanagan. The study focuses on increasing socialization and health lifestyles among seniors residing within the Central Okanagan. Dr. Jones also heads up the SMP Student Research portfolio and lectures as part of the Endocrine & Metabolism block in the MD Undergraduate Program’s Foundations of Medicine course.