Doctors of BC Honours Outstanding Physicians

Every year, we acknowledge the outstanding contributions of physicians around our province through the Doctors of BC Awards. This year, the ceremony took place at our Annual General Meeting event in Vancouver June 2nd. Doctors of BC congratulates all the recipients who have made and continue to make a meaningful difference for our patients, for the profession and for health…
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Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) is proud to support tomorrow’s research leaders with the Top Graduating Doctoral Student Awards and the Rising Star Awards. These awards recognize outstanding contributions by VCHRI research trainees to research excellence, service as role models, and other contributions to the VCH research community.
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Twelve exceptional BC health professionals have been funded in MSFHR’s second Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) competition. Each will receive funding to support research focused on answering questions derived from their practical experience and clinical expertise. MSFHR’s HP-I Program is designed to develop BC’s research talent and help decrease the gap between health research and its implementation by supporting health professionals who are…
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Dr Peter Black has been awarded an MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator award in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.  The project, “Unraveling disparate roles of Notch-1 and Notch-2 signaling in bladder cancer” will further his ongoing work on the Notch signaling pathway in bladder cancer. Loss of the cell surface receptor Notch-1 drives growth of…
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Five UBC teams met success for their innovative ideas at the intersection of health sciences and natural sciences and engineering research, in the form of CIHR’s NSERC Partnered Collaborative Health Research Projects ─ Fall 2017 Competition. Four LSI PIs are part of three of these five teams, a testament to the strong tradition of cross-disciplinary collaborations at the LSI.
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bioLytical Laboratories, a world leader in rapid infectious disease tests, has been named the LifeSciences BC Growth Stage MedTech Company of the Year. This was one of several awards presented to distinguished organizations and leaders in the life sciences ecosystem at the 2018 Annual LifeSciences BC Awards dinner held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. bioLytical is the developer and manufacturer of INSTI®,…
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Ten HLI Trainees Win CIHR Travel Awards

Together, trainees at the HLI brought in one third of all of the CIHR Travel Awards granted to UBC in the Spring of 2018, an outstanding accomplishment! Trainee award-winners will receive a $1000 stipend to support their attendance at an international conference this spring. The winners are: Anthony Tam – Biological Role of FAM13A in Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammatory Response – to present at the…
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Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) has won two international Gold Quill awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The awards recognize VCHRI’s successful health research awareness campaign that promotes study participation opportunities in Vancouver and connects potential participants to research teams at VCH. The VCHRI communications team was recognized for the campaign’s internal communications strategy as well as…
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UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences assistant professor Mohsen Sadatsafavi will receive the 2018 Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) New Investigator Research Award at an awards banquet to be held in June. Dr. Sadatsafavi is an epidemiologist and health outcomes scientist with UBC Pharm Sci’s Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, where he leads the Respiratory Evaluation Sciences program (RESP).…
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