Neurology professor Dr. Judy Illes, CM, has been appointed the first UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of neuroethics. A pioneer in her field, Dr. Illes — who is also a Distinguished University Scholar and director of Neuroethics Canada — has made ground-breaking contributions to the ethical, legal, social and policy challenges at the intersection of…
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On May 19, members of the UBC Medicine community were recognized by Clinical Trials BC for outstanding contributions to clinical trials and health research in the province. Clinical Trials BC announced the recipients of two provincial clinical trials achievement awards: the Clinical Trials BC Leadership & Advocacy Award and the Clinical Trials BC Service & Support Award. The recipients were honoured at…
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The Canadian National Proteomics Network (CNPN) has named Dr. Leonard Foster (UBC Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Michael Smith Labs) as its 2022 recipient of the Tony Pawson Proteomics Award. Kristensen Mol BioSys 2013 Presented today at the CNPN annual meeting, held in Montreal from May 16-18th, 2022, the award recognized Dr. Foster’s lifetime contributions to the developments of proteomics technologies.
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VCHRI’s Innovative and Translation Research Awards fund innovative research that will improve health care systems and the well-being of patients across Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care. This year’s recipients are putting new knowledge into practice, implementing research outcomes and turning discoveries into commercial opportunities.
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Dr. Cara Haney and Dr. Yossef Av-Gay are among 10 research project leads to receive funding from Cystic Fibrosis Canada in its latest round. Announced May 10, more $2.1M in grants aimed at addressing the priorities and improving the health outcomes of people impacted by cystic fibrosis (CF) were awarded through the 2021 Grants & Awards Competition. Dr. Cara Haney…
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Researchers from UBC’s faculty of medicine have been awarded over $2.5 million from Canada’s Stem Cell Network (SCN) to advance six regenerative medicine research projects and clinical trials. The funding is part of a $19.5 million investment by SCN in 32 projects across Canada. The investment is the largest in SCN’s history, made possible through increased funding by the Government of Canada…
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The Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) and the Canadian Institutes of Health’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA) are proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Brain Star Awards. The CIHR-INMHA Brain Star awards, administered for 2021 by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, are awarded to students and trainees who have published high impact discoveries in all fields and disciplines covered…
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2022 NMIN Undergraduate Studentships Awarded

The NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) is pleased to announce the eight recipients of the 2022 NMIN Undergraduate Studentships in NanoMedicines Research awards. The awardees will receive a stipend of $1,500 a month for a maximum of four months between May 2022 and March 2023, to work on a nanomedicines-related research project under the supervision of an NMIN investigator.
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Investigator Awards 2022 Recipients

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Investigator Awards. Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) facilitates clinician-scientists in their efforts to make new discoveries to improve the health and well-being of patients across their lifespan. Supported by the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, the peer-reviewed Investigator Awards provide salary support to leading health research investigators…
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Lipid Nanoparticles That Enable COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines

The team of Pieter Cullis, Michael Hope and Thomas Madden have worked together for approximately 40 years. They are receiving a Governor General’s Innovation Award for their work in developing lipid nanoparticle (LNP) systems to deliver cancer drugs to tumours and to enable RNA and DNA based drugs to be used therapeutically. Among other achievements their work has resulted in…
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