Each year, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) offers the merit-based awards to support select trainees with high-achieving annual meeting abstracts who are chosen to present their work at the ASH annual meeting. Trainees include those who fall within one of the following categories: undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, and postdoctoral fellow (MD or PhD). Sammy Zheng (Jiang Lab) was…
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Virginie Jean-Baptiste, a PhD student in the Horwitz lab (Department of Microbiology and Immunology), is the first ever recipient of the Julia Levy Fellowship award. The award is named after Dr. Julia Levy, the first woman faculty member in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, who had an exceptional career and made important contributions to training the next generation of scientists. With…
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Dr. Dean Regier, senior scientist within Cancer Control Research, has been appointed Chair of the newly established Regulatory Advisory Council (RAC) within the Academy of Translational Medicine (ATM). The post COVID-19 environment of using real world evidence alongside rapid, high-quality clinical trials presents a unique opportunity for creating lasting positive impact on regulatory and health policy systems in Canada. To embrace this opportunity, the ATM has…
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The UBC Centre for Blood Research (CBR) and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) were pleased to host the ninth Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award presentation on Wednesday October 27, 2021. This year’s award recipient, Dr. Alison McAfee, shared her research on factors affecting honeybee queen infertility, with a focus on temperature stress. “It is a huge honour to receive this award,”…
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Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching and Research with Killam Awards

Two faculty members at the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) received Killam Awards, in recognition of excellence in teaching and research. Dr. Gina Ogilvie, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Control of HPV related diseases and prevention, received the Killam Research Prize in recognition of her outstanding research and scholarly contributions. Hugh Davies, Associate Professor, was awarded…
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Dr. Peter Stirling (Stirling Lab) and co-principal investigators Dr. David Huntsman (Huntsman Lab), Dr. Philip Hieter (UBC) and Dr. Jean-Yve Masson (Laval University) were awarded a 2021 OvCAN/Ovarian Cancer Canada-Cancer Research Society Grant for their research entitled, “Next generation DNA repair inhibitors for ovarian cancer treatment.” Every three and a half hours another Canadian woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, fewer than…
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The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, today announced a joint investment of $20 million to support new diabetes research teams across Canada. The Government of Canada is providing $14 million of the funding announced through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The additional $6 million is provided by JDRF Canada, Diabetes Canada, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, and…
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A British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce the 2022 Laureate Inductees into the Business Laureates of British Columbia (BLBC) Hall of Fame.   The 2022 Laureate Inductees are:  Peter P. Dhillon, O.B.C., LL.B. (Hon), President & CEO, Richberry Group of Companies  Dr. Allen Eaves, O.B.C., F.R.C.P.C., Founder, President & CEO, STEMCELL Technologies Inc. Darren Entwistle, C.M., President & CEO, TELUS
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Congratulations Dr Francis Lynn on receiving the national award from Diabetes Canada Early Career Partnership Prize 2021. Dr. Lynn is a University of British Columbia investigator with the Childhood Diseases Research Theme at BC Children’s Hospital, and an Associate Professor in the University of British Columbia’s Department of Surgery and School of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Lynn’s research focuses on the mechanisms that…
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We are proud to announce the winners of the Outstanding Trainee Publications 2020. The papers were evaluated in three categories: Basic/Translational; Clinical/Translational; Health Services and Population Health Research. The Program Evaluation Committee reviewed 29 nominations and granted four awards. Basic/Translational (Two prizes awarded: 1st place prize $1000, 2nd place prize $500) 1st place: Katharina Rothe, “Integrin-linked kinase mediates therapeutic resistance of quiescent CML…
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