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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Three of Canada’s leading researchers in heart health, brain health and cancer have been singled out by the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for their accomplishments, and for their potential to make further contributions in their fields. The seventh annual Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize will be given to Stanley Nattel of the University of Montreal, for his…
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MSFHR has announced 11 award recipients in the first Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) competition. These awards will help BC health researchers bridge the gap between discovery and practical application to improve health outcomes in BC. The I2C Program is designed to help researchers advance discoveries or inventions towards commercialization by supporting commercialization activities that strengthen the value of their intellectual…
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Our goal is to obtain new information about “autophagy” that could help to improve breast cancer outcomes. Autophagy is a novel recycling process in all cells that may affect tumour development and tumour responses to therapy. However, findings to date have come primarily from experimental models that may not be indicative of patients’ cells. We will now address this gap…
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The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) has announced its latest Foundation Grants and five members of the Faculty of Medicine are among the awardees. A total of nine researchers from UBC attracted a combined $23.4m. CIHR Foundation Grant Recipients: The five UBC Faculty of Medicine recipients and their project titles are: Michael Hayden, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics Novel Approaches Directed…
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Continuing their longstanding tradition of partnering to fund high quality Canadian prostate cancer research, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and The Movember Foundation today announced two new projects with very real potential to make a tangible difference in the lives of men living with aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Dr. Amina Zoubeidi is one of the recipients, for a project to…
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Dr. Mark Harrison Receives Scholar Award from MSFHR

CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Mark Harrison was among the 20 B.C.-based health researchers that received 2017 Scholar Awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). The MSFHR Scholar Program supports the development of B.C.’s research talent by providing salary support to scientists who are building strong research programs and training new scientists. “With this award I will be studying ways to provide better…
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Dr. Chris Overall Wins 2017 HUPO Award

Dr. Chris Overall, a leading scientist at the Centre for Blood Research (CBR), won the 2017 Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO), along with recipient Dr. Ileana Cristea from Princeton University. This award will be presented at HUPO 2017 in Dublin, Ireland, where Dr. Overall will present a talk. Launched in 2001, HUPO is an…
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This week, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research announced the recipients of their Scholar and Research Trainee Awards. These grants go towards furthering the MSFHR’s mission to fund innovative and promising research in British Columbia. Many ICORDians have benefited from this support. This year, one Investigator and five postdocs from ICORD have won MSFHR Awards! Dr. Heather Gainforth, an ICORD Investigator…
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MSFHR Funds 53 Exceptional Health Researchers

MSFHR has announced 53 funding-award recipients (20 Scholars and 33 Research Trainees) from across the lower mainland, Prince George, Kelowna and Victoria. These award recipients, selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, represent a bright future for health research in British Columbia. “We are thrilled that with the support of our award partners we are able to offer funding…
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