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2017/02 “Dr. Aparicio has recently been named as a Distinguished University Scholar by President Santa Ono"This prestigious distinction recognizes exceptional members of faculty who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research and/or teaching and learning, or who have the potential to demonstrate such leadership. Read more...
2017/02 “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...
2017/01 “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...
2016/11 Dr. Samuel Aparicio named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada Read more...
2016/11 Dr. Kevin Bennewith is this year’s recipient of the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring, mid-career category, Congratulations!
2016/10 In the News: Poul Sorensen “Jekyll and Hyde” enzyme has potential for countering cancer and Alzheimer’s Read more...
2016/10 William Schreiber becomes president of American Society for Clinical Pathology Read more...
2016/08 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Ada Leung [TITLE: IMPROVING PLATINUM-BASED TREATMENTS FOR ADVANCED NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER] Read more...
2016/08 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Jaques Courtade [TITLE: IMPAIRED PRO-ISLET AMYLOID POLYPEPTIDE PROCESSING PROMOTES BETA-CELL DYSFUNCTION IN DIABETES AND ISLET TRANSPLANTS] Read more...
2016/07 Msc DEFENCE - Student: Nicholas Swyngedouw [TITLE: THE INFLUENCE OF INTERLEUKIN-13 ON FORCE GENERATION IN AIRWAY SMOOTH MUSCLE TISSUE] Read more...
2016/07 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Adam You [TITLE: NEUROINFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS MODULATE ARNT2 AND RME-8 EXPRESSION WITHIN THE CNS] Read more...
2016/07 Global News | Roscoe, Diane & Bryce, Elizabeth: Angus the C. difficile sniffing dog fully trained to recognize dangerous superbug Read more...
2016/06 Congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Quandt for receiving the Excellence in Education from the UBC Faculty of Medicine in the "distinguished achievement category" Recognizing meritorious performance Read more...
2016/06 Congratulations to Dr. Helen Cote for receiving the Excellence in Basic Science Research from the UBC Faculty of Medicine in the "distinguished achievement category" Recognizing meritorious performance Read more...
2016/06 Congratulations to Dr. David Huntsman for winning a Distinguished Achievement Award from the UBC Faculty of Medicine in the “overall excellence” category for senior faculty members Read more...
2016/06 Congratulations Dr. Sohrab Shah on being awarded a 2016 UBC Killam Research Prize Read more...
2016/06 In The News | Dr. Dirk van Niekerk: New information on cervical cancer screening for BC women. Read more...
2016/06 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Gabriel Fung [TITLE: Interplay Between Stress Granules, Cellular Stress Response, and Coxsackievirus B3 Infection] Read more...
2016/06 Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Verchere on being awarded the 2016 Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship. Read more...
2016/06 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Jacob Rozmus [TITLE: NOVEL MECHANISMS INVOLVING B CELL RECEPTOR (BCR) AND B CELL ACTIVATING FACTOR (BAFF) SIGNALLING PATHWAYS UNDERLYING HUMAN PRIMARY IMMUNODEFICIENCIES AND MALIGNANCY] Read more...
2016/06 Congratulations to Dr. Richard Crawford for receiving the 2016 Clinical Excellence Award from the Vancouver Coastal Health Read more...
2016/06 Congratulations to Dr. Blake Gilks for receiving the 2016 Scientific Achievement Award from the Vancouver Coastal Health Read more...
2016/05 Teaching opportunities in FLEX - MEDD 419 (Yr 1) and MEDD 429 (Yr 2) Position Descriptions | Application Form
2016/05 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Tissa Rahim [TITLE: INVESTIGATING THE REGULATION OF ARNT2, A NEUROPROTECTIVE PROTEIN, IN MODELS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS] Read more...
2016/05 Pathology at a Glance 2015/16 (PDF) Read more...
2016/05 Congratulations to Dr. Tyler Verdun, our newest General Pathologist! Congratulations on passing your Royal College exams, and wishing you success in your future career.
2016/05 Congratulations to Dr. Phillip Lange on receiving 2016 MSFHR Award Read more...
2016/05 The latest edition of our newsletter Read more...
2016/04 Dr. Michael Allard takes on another role: alumni leader Read more...
2016/04 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Yulia Merkulova [TITLE: GRANZYME B INHIBITS KERATINOCYTE MIGRATION BY DISRUPTING EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR (EGFR)-MEDIATED SIGNALING] Read more...
2016/04 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Matthew Budd [TITLE: EXPLORING MITOCHONDRIAL DNA ABNORMALITIES IN HIV-EXPOSED UNINFECTED CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: A CASE CONTROL STUDY] Read more...
2016/04 Dr. Stephen Yip has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Junior Scientist Award from the Canadian Association of Pathologists Read more...
2016/04 Internationally renowned lymphoid cancer researcher Dr. Randy Gascoyne has been named the winner of the 2016 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize. Read more...
2016/03 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Paul Hanson [TITLE: VIRAL PROTEASE DISRUPTION OF HOST TRANSCRIPTION AND TRANSLATION FACTORS IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF COXSACKIEVIRUS B3 INDUCED VIRAL MYOCARDITIS] Read more...
2016/03 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Robert Kridel [TITLE: THE GENETIC BASIS OF TRANSFORMATION AND PROGRESSION IN FOLLICULAR LYMPHOMA] Read more...
2016/03 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Alistair Chenery [TITLE: REGULATION OF MUCOSAL T CELL RESPONSES BY INTESTINAL HELMINTHS AND RETINOIC ACID METABOLISM] Read more...
2016/02 Congratulations to Dr. Mari DeMarco recipient of the 2016 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award.Read more...
2016/02 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Melissa Glier [TITLE: METHYL METABOLISM IN OBESITY-RELATED CARDIAC REMODELING] Read more...
2016/02 Congratulations to Dr. David Schaeffer this year’s recipient of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Investigator Awards.
2016/02 Congratulations Sohrab Shah on being awarded a 2015 UBC Killam Research Prize (Applied Science, Sciences, Junior Category) Read more...
2016/02 Congratulations to Dr. Bruce McManus, recipient of this year’s Jacob Biely Research Prize, UBC's premier research honour. Read more...
2015/12 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Emma Conway [TITLE: CISPLATIN PARTIALLY IMPEDES LUNG ADENOCARCINOMA-MEDIATED M2 MACROPHAGE POLARIZATION] Read more...
2015/12 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Chansonette Badduke [TITLE: FUNCTIONAL GENOMIC ANALYSIS OF NOVEL MICRODELETIONS AND MICRODUPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY] Read more...
2015/11 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Lynn (Yu-Hsuan) Huang [TITLE: THE ROLE OF SAP IN ANTIGEN PRIMING AND DIFFERENTIATION OF T LYMPHOCYTES] Read more...
2015/10 Dr. Dana Devine, Profesor, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Chief Medical and Scientific Officer at Canadian Blood Services, was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). Fellowship in the academy is considered one of the highest honours for members of the health science community in Canada Read more...
2015/10 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...
2015/10 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. Read more...
2015/10 Bruce McManus receives 2015 Howard Morgan Award. Bruce McManus, Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is the 2015 recipient of the Howard Morgan Award for Distinguished Achievements in Cardiovascular Research. Read more...
2015/07 Congratulations to Dr. Ian Mackenzie who has been awarded the 2015 Scientific Achievement Award by the Vancouver Coastal Health Dr. Read more...
2015/07 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Kevin Yang [TITLE: DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITOR OF ANDROGEN RECEPTOR TO TREAT CASTRATION-RESISTANT PROSTATE CANCER] Read more...
2015/07 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Jithendra (Jay) Gunawardana [TITLE: IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL RECURRENT MUTATIONS IN PRIMARY MEDIASTINAL LARGE B CELL LYMPHOMA AND HODGKIN LYMPHOMA] Read more...
2015/06 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Junyan Shi [TITLE: DISRUPTION OF SELECTIVE AUTOPHAGY IN COXSACKIEVIRUS B3 INFECTION] Read more...
2015/06 Dr. David Hardwick was presented Dr. Cam Cody Medal of Excellence award at the Doctors of BC Annual General Meeting on June 12, 2015. The Dr. Cam Coady Award commemorates Dr. Coady’s great love of medicine and to ensure that his goals and objectives to achieve excellence in health care continue to be fostered. Read more...
2015/06 Dr. Andrew Churg received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pulmonary Pathology Society. Congratulations on this very well deserved recognition. Read more...
2015/06 Dr. Ian Mackenzie is the 2015 recipient of the Scientific Achievement Award which is awarded annually by the Medical/Dental and Allied Staff of Vancouver Acute Health Service Delivery Area. Congratulations!
2015/06 Congratulations to Dr. Bruce McManus, winner of the 2015 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award. This award recognizes individuals whose performance during an assessment period (January 1 to December 31) was particularly meritorious. Read more...
2015/06 Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Verchere, winner of the 2015 Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty. This award recognizes faculty members who have formally been identified as mentors and who exemplify a deep commitment to fostering the professional and personal development of faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers. Read more...
2015/05 Pathology at a Glance 2014 - Statistical Report Read more..
2015/05 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...
2015/05 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Jaswinder Khattra [TITLE: CHARTING BREAST TUMOR HETEROGENEITY: FROM BULK TUMOR GENOMES TO SINGLE-CELL GENOTYPES] Read more...
2015/05 Lunchtime fitness classes at the UBC Hospital Site, starting May 19th until June 25th. Classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1pm in Detwiller Lecture Theatre UBC Hospital. Read more...
2015/04 The new issue of the Pathology Newsletter is now available. Pathology Magazine provides a wonderful overview of the Department and its people. Read more..
2015/04 A big step closer to changing blood types Read more...
2015/04 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Jennifer Won [TITLE: CLINICAL PERFORMANCE OF DIAGNOSTIC, PROGNOSTIC AND PREDICTIVE IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL BIOMARKERS FOR HORMONE RECEPTOR-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER] Read more...
2015/04 The BC Lupus Society has awarded Dr. Alexander Magil the BC Lupus Research Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lupus & Kidney Research. Congratulations! Read more...
2015/04 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Qianli (Cherry) Ma [TITLE: FUNCTIONAL STUDIES OF PPP2R2A IN BREAST CANCER] Read more...
2015/03 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Melissa McConechy [TITLE: PPP2R1A MUTATIONS IN GYNAECOLOGIC CANCERS: FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION AND USE IN THE GENOMIC CLASSIFICATION OF TUMOURS] Read more...
2015/03 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Yuda Shih [TITLE: DIFFERENTIAL REGULATION OF OLIGODENDROCYTE DEVELOPMENT AND MYELINATION BY PROTEIN TYROSINE PHOSPHATASE ALPHA AND WNT SIGNALING] Read more...
2015/03 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Vincent Leung [TITLE: INVESTIGATION OF COMPLEMENT SYSTEM ACTIVITY INDUCED BY HYPERBRANCHED POLYGLYCEROL GRAFTING TO RED BLOOD CELL MEMBRANES] Read more...
2015/03 Three UBC-led projects received $51,400 in funding from NSERC’s PromoScience program. Congratulations to Dr. Niamh Kelly, Associate Professor, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine on receiving $11,700 for Creative Science. Read more...
2015/03 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Jasmine La Juanie Hamilton [TITLE: INNOVATIVE POLYMERIC IRON CHELATORS WITH HIGH IRON BINDING AFFINITY AND BIOCOMPATIBILITY FOR THE TREATMENT OF TRANSFUSIONAL IRON OVERLOAD] Read more...
2015/03 Congratulations to Dr. Mel Krajden, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine on receiving the 2015 Genome British Columbia Award for Scientific Excellence. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of local leaders in the field of scientific research in the life sciences Read more...
2015/02 A special presentation by Professor Phil Quirke, Leeds Institute of Cancer & Pathology “How can pathologists improve outcomes in Bowel Cancer” [Feb 5th, 11:00 am, Taylor Fiddler Auditorium] “Evolution or Extinction - The Future of the Molecular Pathologist” [Friday, Feb 6th, 1:00pm, BC Cancer Research Centre, Diamond Family Lecture Theatre] Read more...
2015/02 Congratulations to Dr. Poul Sorensen, winner of the 2014 UBC Killam Research Prize in the Science category. This award is given annually in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions. Read more...
2015/02 Congratulations to Dr. Ian Mackenzie, winner of the 2014 UBC Killam Research Prize in the Science category. This award is given annually in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions. Read more...
2015/01 Dr. David Hadwick, Professor Emeritus at University of British Columbia's Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine has published a new book: "Propriety and Prosperity New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith" Read more..
2015/01 A special presentation by Elaine R. Mardis, PhD “Cancer Genomics: From Discovery to Clinic” [Monday, January 19th, 2015: 2:00 – 3:00 pm, BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, Diamond Family Lecture Theatre]Read more...
2015/01 VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail: B.C. medical researchers offer treatment by prevention for hepatitis C [Mel Krajden] Read more..
2014/12 A drug to help stop wrinkles and aging? UBC scientists raising hopes. This discovery occurred when UBC professor David Granville was investigating the role of Granzyme B in atherosclerosis and heart attacks. Read more..
2014/12 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Dana (Kyluik) Price [TITLE: THE EFFECTS OF POLYMER-MEDIATED IMMUNOCAMOUFLAGE ON ALLORECOGNITION OF BLOOD CELLS]
2014/11 Congratulations to Dr. Wan Lam, this year’s recipients of UBC’s Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring. Read more...
2014/11 Dr. James Hudson, Professor Emeritus at University of British Columbia's Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine has published a new book: "Viruses in our farms: how industrial farming creates pathogenic viruses" Read more..
2014/11 Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology, sought to develop a synthetic antidote that would work with all heparins used in clinics. read more..
2014/11 Evica Rajcan-Separovic has taken on the challenge of finding genetic causes for intellectual disabilities. Photo: Martin Dee
2014/10 Breast cancer researcher Dr. Samuel Aparicio has been named the winner of the fifth annual Aubrey J. Tingle Prize.
2014/10 Dr. Hanh Huynh was recently awarded the Ho Chi Minh City’s Badge which represents the highest honor award from the President of People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
2014/09 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Jesse Olson [TITLE: Regulation and Transport of Apolipoprotein A-I into the Central Nervous System and Therapeutic Potential in Alzheimer’s Disease]
2014/09 Dr. Victor Ling has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
2014/09 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Sophie Stukas [TITLE: Regulation and Transport of Apolipoprotein A-I into the Central Nervous System and Therapeutic Potential in Alzheimer’s Disease]
2014/09 Dr. David Granville has been inducted into the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada
2014/09 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.
2014/09 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Ashish Marwaha [TITLE: Genetic Variants in the IL-2 Pathway Disrupt the Immune Balance between Regulatory T Cells and Th17 Cells in Human Type 1 Diabetes]
2014/09 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Ivy Hsu [TITLE: Serpina3n accelerates wound closure in a murine model of diabetic wound healing]
2014/08 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.
2014/07 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Momir Bosiljcic [TITLE: Myeloid-derived suppressor cell accumulation in secondary target organs promotes metastatic growth in breast cancer ]
2014/07 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Emily Vucic [TITLE: Multi-omics Characterization of the Molecular Effects of Smoking and Chronic Inflammation on the Lung ]
2014/07 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Erica Osbourne [TITLE: EPI-002 and Enzalutamide Combination Therapy as a Potential Therapeutic Benefit for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients]
2014/07 Dr. Mike Allard is the recipient of the Canadian Association of Pathologists/Association Canadienne des Pathologistes (CAP/ACP) William Boyd Lectureship Award, given at the annual meeting in Toronto on July 13. 2014.
2014/07 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.
2014/07 Dr. Arun Garg recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award