Dr. Liam Brunham was recently announced as a recipient of the Canada’s Top 40 under 40 Award for 2017. Dr. Brunham is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at UBC, and an attending physician in the Healthy Heart Program at St. Paul’s Hospital. Founded in 1995 by Caldwell…
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Dr. Janice Leung Wins MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator Award

“This is an emerging public health issue – people with HIV are living longer and surviving thanks to effective treatments. But now we have to consider what the long-term effects of surviving with HIV are and the fact of the matter is that many are suffering from chronic lung diseases.” This quote from Dr. Janice Leung, a respirologist at St. Paul’s…
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The Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship recognizes investigators at BC Children’s Hospital who have made a significant impact on improving the health and well-being of children and families, served as a role model and mentor to junior researchers, trainees and students over the last 10 years, and provided leadership to the community on the Oak Street Campus. The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute…
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The BC Tech Association is committed to making BC the best place to build a tech company through programs that help organizations collaborate, learn and grow together. Last night in Vancouver, they announced this year’s Technology Impact Awards winners. Since 1993, the tech industry has quintupled to nearly $26 billion in revenue that includes 9,000 companies, employing more than 150,000…
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On May 15, the Faculty of Medicine celebrated the academic achievements and distinguished careers of 62 faculty members during its annual Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony. From the Departments of Medicine, Physical Therapy and beyond, recipients from across the Faculty wore black gowns to mark their recent promotions to Professor, Clinical Professor or Professor of Teaching. Special recognition was…
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Congratulations to HLI Principal Investigator Dr. John Boyd for winning the 2017 Providence Health Care Research Institute Innovative and Translational Research Award. This award supports clinical research projects to improve patient care. The award will fund Dr. Boyd’s project, Ex vivo Heart Perfusion: Doubling the Number of Heart Transplants performed in British Columbia. Many patients with end-stage heart failure die due…
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Four postdoctoral fellows from the Faculty of Medicine are among 10 recipients from UBC to receive the 2016-2017 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. There are 70 fellowships awarded nationally. These prestigious fellowships provide each researcher with $70,000 each year for two years to support research that will positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth.
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Terry Thomas is a creative, critical thinker who has dedicated her career to inventing technologies for the advancement of stem cell, regenerative medicine and cancer research. As the first scientist hired at STEMCELL Technologies Inc. in 1994, Terry has been seminal in building Canada’s largest biotech company. She has been granted patents for 14 unique technologies personally and 22 more…
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Spring 2017 Seed Grants Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring 2017 Seed Grants. These grants are designed to support novel research projects proposed by ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators, and are made possible with the support of the Rick Hansen Foundation, ICORD and the BICP. These projects were funded in the Spring 2017 Seed Grant competition:
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Congratulations to Drs. Collins, Daugaard & Wang on being awarded five-year grants in the CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2016 competition. Dr. Wang is also a co-investigator on a five-year grant awarded to Dr. He at University Health Network (Toronto). Congratulations also to Dr. William Morris of the BC Cancer Agency and his research team, including our Centre’s Dr. Alan So,…
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