Meet the Winners of NMIN’s 2022 Graduate Awards

The NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the its 2022 Masters- and Doctoral-level Graduate Awards. Recipients hail from seven universities in five provinces. The goal of NMIN Graduate Awards is to enable exceptional students to pursue nanomedicine academic research training with Canadian experts. Doctoral awards provide a stipend of $30,000 a year for up to two…
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A new grant from the Weston Family Foundation through the Weston Brain Institute will support the research and development of a vaccine against neurodegenerative diseases caused by the misfolded protein alpha-synuclein (A-syn). This project features a collaborative team of neuroscientists from across Canada, led by Dr. Neil Cashman, a researcher at UBC’s Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and Chief Scientific Officer at ProMIS…
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A University of British Columbia researcher is kicking the development of a credit-card-sized, disposable “biomedical sensor” – capable of detecting not only COVID-19 but also other ailments almost anytime, any place – into high gear. Sudip Shekhar, who is currently an associate professor in electrical/computer engineering at UBC, received recognition earlier this month in the form of a $3-million Schmidt…
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Congratulations CIHR Spring 2022 Project Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) and Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) investigators and their teams who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Spring 2022 Project Grant competition. Our research community received around $15 million in new research grants as principal investigators or co-investigators.
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BC Cancer researchers are playing a central role in a new international collaboration aimed at developing innovative treatments for osteosarcoma — a highly malignant bone cancer that commonly affects children and adolescents. Many Canadians will recognize osteosarcoma as the disease that claimed the life of Terry Fox. Much like in Terry’s case, the cancer often forms in the bones around…
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UBC researchers, led by Dr. Brian Kwon, have identified two blood proteins—neurofilament-light chain (NF-L) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)—that can be used to classify the severity of spinal cord injury and predict the extent of neurologic recovery of patients. The US Department of Defense awarded Dr. Brian Kwon a $1.89M USD (approx. 2.4M CAD) grant to conduct a clinical…
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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced the results of its Spring 2022 project grant competition. Congratulations to all the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health members who were awarded project grants, with 11 projects receiving more than $9 million in funding. Overall, UBC researchers are leading 47 projects that have been awarded $38.3 million in funding. Read the full…
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Congratulations to the successful applicants in the CIHR Spring 2022 Project Grant competition!   Listed below are the PIs on eight out of the ten funded projects. Two additional grants are not yet entered into CIHR’s database. Links coming soon via the LSI website.   LSI Director Dr. Josef Penninger and Deputy Director Dr. James Johnson described the results as…
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Faculty of medicine researchers were awarded more than $36 million in funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grants: Spring 2022 competition. In total, this competition approved 405 research grants, plus two bridge grants, for a total investment of approximately $325 million. In addition, 61 priority announcement grants were funded for a total amount of $10,779,207 and 16 supplemental prizes were…
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