UBC faculty of medicine researchers have been awarded federal funding as part of Canada’s largest-ever investment in clinical trials. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Clinical Trials Fund (CTF) dedicated $250 million across three funding streams to grow and strengthen Canada’s clinical trials infrastructure, training, and research through 2025. Approximately $60M is being awarded to 22 projects to fund clinical trial phases, designs,…
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Congratulations to the successful applicants in the CIHR Fall 2022 Project Grant competition! Listed below are the LSI-based PIs on the six funded projects. These include one bridge grant and one Priority Announcement Grant. This amounts to 21.4% of submitted applications receiving funds to a total of $3.77 million from this competition, where overall funding rate was 20% and British Columbia’s success…
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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced the results of its Fall 2022 project grant competition. Congratulations to all the VCHRI researchers who were awarded project grants and priority announcement grants. Deconvoluting Prognostic and Targetable Features of Endometrioid Ovarian Carcinomas of No Specific Molecular Profile Principal Investigators: Dr. Michael Anglesio, Dr. Aline Talhouk
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UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Dolph Schluter has been awarded the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) and the Crafoord Foundation for his research into the role of natural selection in adaptive radiation and the origin of species. The Crafoord Prize, which includes 6,000,000 Swedish krona ($780,000 CAD) to fund further research by the winner,…
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The LSI’s Dr. Tim Kieffer was recently awarded funding for a project, “Designing stem cell-derived islets for diabetes therapy” through the JDRF-CIHR Partnership to Defeat Diabetes, a joint investment by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Diabetes Canada, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Canada. The funding for Dr. Kieffer’s project, along with a second funded project by…
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January is Alzheimer Awareness Month. Alzheimer disease (AD) is a progressive, chronic neurodegenerative disease that destroys brain cells, causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate over time. As the brain ages, it is more susceptible to Alzheimer disease and related dementia. The process by which AD develops begins decades before even the first signs of disease are present. Interventions that…
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Dr. Natalie Strynadka, a professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of biochemistry and molecular biology, has been awarded with UBC’s highest honour conferred on a faculty member. The University Killam Professorship recognizes exceptional teachers and researchers who are leaders in their fields, and who have received international recognition for their talents and achievements.
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Diabetes Canada has announced $9M in funding for 30 new research projects focusing on new developments in diabetes management, care, and risk-reduction. Dr. Elizabeth Rideout, an associate professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences will receive support for a project focused on understanding why women are protected from type 2 diabetes more so than men.
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Nine interdisciplinary research projects involving UBC Applied Science faculty are each receiving up to $25,000 in Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards from UBC Health. HIFI Awards enable interdisciplinary groups of health researchers to undertake innovative activities with the potential to create change, catalyzing cross-faculty and cross-campus collaborations across UBC Vancouver and Okanagan. A new health equity stream is supporting seven of…
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Research Excellence Staff Award 2023 Recipients

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) is proud to recognize the outstanding contributions of long-term research staff with this year’s inaugural Research Excellence Staff Award (RESA). This competition acknowledges staff members with 10 or more years of service who have demonstrated research excellence through mentorship, building research culture and upholding the VCHRI values of integrity, accountability, collaboration, equity and community-…
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