Jessica Jun recently completed a 12-month co-op term at the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and will be graduating with a B.Sc. in Integrated Sciences from the University of British Columbia.
As a co-op student, Jessica worked closely with the medical writing team and Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse on several research and outreach initiatives, including a nationally-funded clinical trial, provincial and national clinical care guidelines for opioid addiction, and training resources for the treatment of opioid addiction in hospitals and community settings across BC. During her co-op, she identified a research interest in substance use treatment in correctional settings and first-authored a manuscript for publication, which she presented at the 41st Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse Annual National Conference in Washington, DC.
In her spare time, Jessica volunteers with Pain BC’s Connect for Health, a provincial service that supports individuals living with chronic pain.