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 efforts by VCHRI research trainees in research excellence, service as role models, and other contributions to the Vancouver Coastal Health research community.
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It is our pleasure to announce the recipients of the ’Society to Cell’ Clyde Hertzman Memorial Fellowship! This fellowship is funded by the Social Exposome Cluster and the Human Early Learning Partnership to financially support UBC trainees who are conducting research projects that are related to child health and well-being. All applications for this fellowship underwent a rigorous, anonymous review process. We wish to…
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UBC faculty of medicine’s Drs. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Gina Ogilvie and Anita Palepu are among 74 new Fellows elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) for 2021. Election to Fellowship in the CAHS is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. “I would like to personally congratulate all the applicants that were elected…
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or Research Associate Dr. Marine Theret, mentorship is all about giving and receiving good, constructive feedback. A long-time proponent of mentorship, Marine was awarded the Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award during CBR-SBME Research Day 2021, to recognize her mentorship excellence and many contributions. The award is bestowed a Centre for Blood Research (CBR) member each year, and honours the memory of Dr. Neil Mackenzie, a…
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Diagnostics for detecting lung infection, reducing health inequities, diabetes prevention programs, and children’s health in rural and remote communities are just a few of the research areas that the talented 2021 MSFHR Scholar and Research Trainee awardees are investigating. The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is providing much needed and timely funding for 86 researchers who are advancing…
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Congratulations to DMCBH members Drs. Shannon Kolind and Tamara Vanderwal, who have both been awarded grants in Brain Canada’s 2020 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program. Backed by the Azrieli Foundation, the Arrell Family Foundation and the Alvin Segal Family Foundation, Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program awards 20 grants to up-and-coming researchers to fund game-changing ideas and…
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Bloom Burton & Co. is pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2021 Bloom Burton Award. Bestowed annually and nominated by the public at large, the Bloom Burton Award honours an individual who made the greatest contribution to Canada’s innovative healthcare industry in the previous year.     The three finalists are, in alphabetical order:     Daniel Durocher,…
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Dr. Jen Nguyen, a postdoctoral fellow (Microbiology & Biomedical Engineering) in the Tropini Lab, has received a  prestigious NSF fellowship in Biology. Her proposal, “Bacterial spatial organization as a microscale mechanism of ecosystem resilience” received approval within the NSF’s Integrative Research Investigating the Rules of Life Governing Interactions Between Genomes, Environment and Phenotypes theme. The project will explore how the…
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Sarah Erwin, a Master’s student in the Cembrowski lab, has been awarded a prestigious Paetzold fellowship. This $18,000 award award, conferred by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies among scholarships offered to overseas and non-resident students, will support Erwin’s work studying a neuron population in mice in a part of the brain known as the subiculum, which may be…
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The awards recognize second year medical students with an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge. Armaghan (Army) Alam Army is the co-founder of the Canadian Peer Support Network and has designed and delivered active listening training to over 500 individuals, bringing peer support resources to communities across Canada. He is an…
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