“Sam Aparicio part of global team creating 3-D tumour map”The tool will allow examination of a patient’s entire tumour in unprecedented detail to improve diagnosis and treatment for the disease. Read more…
“UBC scientist is paving the way in Alzheimer’s research”UBC Professor Cheryl Wellington talks about her current projects and how she thinks emerging research will shape the way we diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s 10 years from now. Read more…
Congratulations to Dr. Tyler Verdun, our newest General Pathologist! Congratulations on passing your Royal College exams, and wishing you success in your future career.
Dr. Michael Allard takes on another role: alumni leader Read more…
Malaria parasite could help fight cancer, B.C. researchers find. “This is an extraordinary finding that paves the way for targeting sugar molecules in pediatric and adulthood human cancer, and our groups are vigorously pursuing this possibility together,” Poul Sorensen, a UBC professor of pathology, said in a press release. Read more…
Vancouver project will track bacteria through patients and nurses. Researchers ask what happens after the immune system is disabled for a bone-marrow transplant. Dr. Elizabeth Bryce, regional medical director for Infection Prevention and Control at Vancouver Coastal Health, one of three researchers leading the work.
Research published in May by scientists at the BC Cancer Agency in medical journal Cancer Cell brings new hope for the treatment of high-risk childhood sarcomas. Read more…
Evica Rajcan-Separovic has taken on the challenge of finding genetic causes for intellectual disabilities. Photo: Martin Dee
Dr. Ian Mackenzie was this year’s plenary speaker at the XVIII International Congress of Neuropathology
Dr. Ian Mackenzie was this year’s plenary speaker at the XVIII International Congress of Neuropathology, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September 14-18, 2014. This meeting is only held once every 4 years.
Want to know more about the role your pathologist plays in your healthcare? Here’s your opportunity to ask a Canadian pathologist. MyPathologist.ca website is now up and running.
Examining Canada’s scientific footprint [The country’s second-most cited scientist is Dr. Marco Marra]
Examining Canada’s scientific footprint “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”. The country’s second-most cited scientist is Dr. Marco Marra; Dr. Randy Gascoyne and Dr. Ian Mackenzie are in the top 20.
Faculty of Medicine instructor Hanh Huynh fled Vietnam 34 years ago. Now he is introducing UBC medical students to his homeland through a clinical elective.
Media Release | May 12, 2014 UBC scientists find new way to mobilize immune system against viruses – Dr. Bruce McManus
CBR Graduate Student Awards; $15,000 (non-renewable). This competitive award is available to 6 MSc or PhD students under the supervision of a CBR PI. Application Deadline: April 21, 2014
Policy #81 (Use of Teaching Materials in a UBC Credit Course) We are pleased that the Board of Governors has recently approved a policy that
we believe supports instructors in what is, and will continue to be, a rapidly
changing learning environment. Policy #81 (Use of Teaching Materials in a UBC
Credit Course) has four core elements:
1. It confirms that teaching materials are owned by the UBC instructors who
2. It supports, but does not require, sharing and collaboration by enabling UBC
instructors to use and revise the teaching materials developed by their UBC
colleagues in UBC credit courses without the administrative burden of seeking
and recording explicit permissions.
3. It encourages, but does not require, UBC instructors to share their teaching
materials freely and openly beyond the borders of UBC using open source
4. It recognizes that, in certain situations, UBC instructors may prefer that
their teaching materials not be used across UBC, and therefore enables them to
restrict such use.
Canada’s largest integrated brain centre officially opens
Dr. Elizabeth Bryce, a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Dr. Yassi, are helping South Africa implement occupational health guidelines developed by the World Health Organization (WHO)
UBC helps expand diabetes clinical trial network; Dr. Rusung Tan will launch a clinical trial of a drug now used for psoriasis.
Feb 18, 2014 – Vancouver Sun: Dr. Christian Steidl, a scientist at the BC Cancer Agency and a professor in the University of British Columbia’s Department of Pathology. New B.C. research lays the groundwork for personalized cancer treatment….
Jane Macdougall: What does cancer eat? Sugar, mostly, and other lessons from my dinner with a professor of pathology
Jane Macdougall: What does cancer eat? Sugar, mostly, and other lessons from my dinner with a professor of pathology (Dr. Gerald Krystal, Professor, Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)