Dr. Nika Shakiba (pictured), Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UBC, received a
New Investigator Grant to improve the safety, efficiency, and purity of beta cell therapies for Type 1 Diabetes.

Grants

Winner
Grant
Link to Article
Dr. Bruce Verchere
CIHR Team Grant: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions
Dr. James Johnson
CIHR Team Grant: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions
Dr. Josef Penninger
UK-Canada Diabetes Research Team Grant
Dr. Megan Levings
CIHR Team Grant: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions
Dr. Nika Shakiba
CIHR SickKids-CIHR-IHDCYH New Investigator Grant
Dr. Ramon Klein Geltink
CIHR Team Grant: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions
Dr. Ramya Hosak
CIHR Team Grant: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions

Awards

Winner
Award
Link to Article
Dr. Allen Eaves
Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame
Dr. Carl Hansen
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
Dr. Connie Eaves
Canadian Cancer Research Alliance Outstanding Achievements Award
Dr. Dana Devine
AABB Leadership Award
Dr. Florian Kuchenbauer
BC Cancer Excellence Award
Dr. Francis Lynn
Diabetes Canada Early Career Partnership Prize
Dr. Karen Gelmon
Doctors of BC Terry Fox Medal
Dr. Kelly McNagny
Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award
Dr. Pieter Cullis
Prince Mahidol Award
Dr. Terry Snutch
Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Vikram Yadav
Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Fellowships

Winner
Fellowship
Supervisor
Dr. Alison McAfee
L’Oréal-UNESCO 2021 Excellence in Research Fellowship
Dr. Daniel Gamu
Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021 Best Poster Presentation Award
Dr. Howard Cen
Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021 Best Poster Presentation Award
Dr. Jelena Kolic
Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021 People’s Choice Award
Dr. Miffy Hok Yan Cheng
NMIN Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gene Therapy
Dr. Moritz Koch
Klaus Tschira Foundation KlarText Award
Dr. Nikki Salmond
Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health
Dr. Yi-Chun Chen
Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021 Best Poster Presentation Award

Scholarships

Winner
Scholarship
Supervisor
Abigail Chapman
SH Zbarsky Scholarship
Dwayne Tucker
Graduate Research Award in Women’s Health
Erin Tanaka
Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021 People’s Choice Award
Lucas Starchuk
Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021 People’s Choice Award
Priye Iworima
Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021 People’s Choice Award
Shadan Ashrafi
Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021 People’s Choice Award
Terri Ser
Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2021 People’s Choice Award