Dr. Bryce Taylor, Chair of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) announced today that Dr. B. Brett Finlay was among six new laureates who have been selected for induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Finlay is a Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories, with joint appointments in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular…
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MSFHR 2017 Reach Award Recipients

We are very pleased to congratulate our BC Children’s Hospital investigators, recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) 2017 Reach Awards. The MSFHR Reach Program provides funding for teams of researchers and research users to support the dissemination and effective uptake of research evidence to inform and improve further research, practice and policy-making. Dr. Tim Oberlander, co-lead…
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Dr. Srinivas Abbina, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kizhakkedathu research group, has been awarded the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award. Dr. Abbina was among 32 postdoctoral researchers selected from a highly competitive applicant pool in Biomedical, Clinical, and Population Health research across British Columbia. The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) was established in memoriam of Nobel…
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Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. This includes the Applegarth Staff Service award, the Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award, the Clinical Faculty Awards for Career Excellence in Teaching, Distinguished Teaching Awards, and Killam Teaching and Research Prizes.
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On September 14, 2017, Dr. Michael Coughtrie, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC) was named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). Dr. Coughtrie, together with UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Santa J. Ono, and Drs. Jehannine Austin and Lara Boyd from UBC Faculty of Medicine, were…
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2017 Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

Since 2015, the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) has offered an award to honour the memory of Neil Mackenzie and to recognize the mentorship excellence he provided within the CBR community. Nominations for this award are open to any member of the CBR (with the exception of PIs). CBR members nominate their colleagues and lab mates who exhibit excellence in mentorship, enthusiasm,…
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Congratulations to the BCCHRI NSERC Grant Recipients!

We are pleased to congratulate the BCCHR investigators who were recently awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Grants. Dr. Todd Woodward, Principal Investigator: Discovery Grant – Project: “Delineation of a task-demand dependent rostrocaudal gradient in the salience network” Research Tools and Instruments Grant – Project: “High-density neuromodulation using network-based transcranial alternating current stimulation” Dr. Christine Tipper,…
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Join us to celebrate November 8th when Business in Vancouver and MacKay CEO Forums present the 2017 BC CEO Awards. Winning CEOs will be profiled in Business in Vancouver on October 10th and honoured at a gala dinner where each winner will share their leadership lessons to an audience of Vancouver’s business community.
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Nine UBC researchers have been awarded $23.4 million in funding through foundation grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Their individual amounts range from approximately $500,000 to over $5 million. With a duration of five to seven years, the grants are primarily used to support long-term health research projects, as well as knowledge translation and mentorship of students and trainees.“It’s…
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The Terry Fox Research Institute has invested nearly $21.5-million to renew three 2017 Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grants (PPGs). The projects, based at three leading cancer institutes across Canada, will investigate acute leukemia, oncolytic viruses, and nanoparticle imaging in cancer interventions respectively over the next five years. The successful teams are: The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant…
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