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2017/06 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is pleased to invite members of the UBC community to a workshop on "Peer Review of Teaching - How and Why” on June 12, DHCC 9299 - at VGH!
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2017/05 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Christa Klein-Bosgoed [TITLE: USING PATHOGEN INACTIVATION TREATMENT TO STUDY THE STABILITY OF PLATELET] Read more...
2017/04 “ Dr. Reza Alaghehbandan" USCAP Member Takes Initiative for Global Outreach: "Philanthropy: The Essence of Pathology Global Health" Read more...
2017/04 “ Dr. Sohrab Shah" Dr. Shah is being highlighted in this month’s Research in Focus Read more...
2017/04 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Amanda Henderson [TITLE: : MATERNAL B-VITAMIN STATUS DURING DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAMMING OF ADULT OFFSPRING ADIPOSITY] Read more...
2017/04 Lily Takeuchi – a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) Program was part of UBC’s BIOMOD team – who won gold last fall for their student-run project on a drug delivery system for brain cancer. It was designed to be a molecular trick, one that could sneak past the stubborn blood brain barrier and attack the cancer straight on.
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2017/03 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Ahmad Arbaeen [TITLE: : IMPROVEMENT OF QUALITY STANDARDS FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS: USE OF FUNCTIONAL MEASURES TO PREDICT PLATELET TRANSFUSION EFFICACY] Read more...
2017/03 Vancouver billionaire Jim Pattison donates $75M towards new St. Paul's Hospital: This represents the largest donation in Canadian history by a private citizen to a single medical facility.
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2017/03 Dr. Maria Monsalve: President of Colombia, Juan Manual Santos, has awarded Dr. Monsalve, the National Order of Merit with the rank of Commander. This award acknowledge the outstanding achievement of distinguished individuals in the Colombian-Canadian community. Dr. Monsalve was recognized for her scientific contributions in the field of genetics applied to anthropology, pathology and medicine. Congratulations!
2017/03 Dr. Andrew Churg: Congratulations to Dr. Churg on receiving the Residents Mentoring Award from the Pulmonary Pathology Society at USCAP!
2017/03 Dr. Jacqueline Quandt: "Radical approach limits disease progression in experimental models of MS"
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2017/03 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Manu Thomas Kalathottukaren [TITLE: NOVEL ANTICOAGULANT NEUTRALIZING AGENTS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF BLEEDING: STUDIES ON THE DESIGN, MECHANISM OF ACTION AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON BLOOD COAGULATION] Read more...
2017/03 “Women in Research: Marianne Sadar"In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, the UBC Faculty of Medicine is celebrating women in research by speaking with some of our leading researchers in cancer, heart and lung, population health, and brain and chronic disease Read more...
2017/03 “Women of Influence 2017 | The Mentors Group 3" Dr. Maria Issa: Mentorship roles: Established a mentoring program as president of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SWIST)Read more...
2017/03 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Ada Young [TITLE: CLINICALLY RELEVANT CONVENTIONAL DOSE OF IONIZING RADIATION ENHANCES TUMOUR CELL MIGRATION IN HUMAN BREAST CANCER CELL LINES] Read more...
2017/02 Dr. Samuel Aparicio “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.
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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...
2017/02 Dr. David Huntsman Strategic Priority Fund Award: Dr. David Huntsman will use his Strategic Priority Funds as support for his project titled Proteomic based approach to address diagnostic challenges in cancer, with a focus in ovarian cancer.
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2017/02 Dr. Dirk van Niekerk Strategic Priority Fund Award: This awards will allow Dr. Dirk van Niekerk, medical director, Cervical Screening Program, BCCA, to embark on his project titled Using an online intervention for self-collection based HPV testing to improve cervical cancer screening rates in the Fraser Region of BC.
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2017/01 Dr. Cheryl Wellington “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.
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2016/12 Dr. Philipp Lange Dr. Lange was awarded the third annual Great Canadian Innovation Grant by the Canadian Cancer Society.
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2016/11 Dr. Samuel Aparicio Congratulations to Dr. Sam Aparicio, on being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Academy of Science. Read more...
2016/11 Dr. Kevin Bennewith Congratulations Dr. Bennewith, this year’s recipient of the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring, mid-career category. Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, UBC.
2016/10 Dr. Poul Sorensen In the News: “Jekyll and Hyde” enzyme has potential for countering cancer and Alzheimer’s.
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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 Dr. Diane Roscoe & Dr. Elizabeth Bryce, Global News: Angus the C. difficile sniffing dog fully trained to recognize dangerous superbug.
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2016/07 Dr. William Lockwood Dr. Lockwood was awarded a CIHR New Investigator 5 year salary award (July 2016)
2016/06 Dr. Jacqueline Quandt Congratulations to Dr. Quandt for receiving the Excellence in Education from the UBC Faculty of Medicine in the "Distinguished Achievement Category" recognizing meritorious performance.
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2016/06 Dr. Helene Cote Congratulations to Dr. Helene Cote for receiving the Excellence in Basic Science Research from the UBC Faculty of Medicine in the "Distinguished Achievement Category" recognizing meritorious performance.
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2016/06 Dr. David Huntsman Congratulations to Dr. Huntsman for winning a Distinguished Achievement Award from the UBC Faculty of Medicine in the “Overall Excellence” category for senior faculty members.
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2016/06 Dr. Sohrab Shah Congratulations Dr. Sohrab Shah on being awarded a 2016 UBC Killam Research Prize.
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2016/06 Project Leader: Dr. Christopher Lowe Congratulations to Dr. Victor Leung, Dr. Christopher Lowe, Dr. Sylvie Champagne and Dr. Marc Romney who have been awarded 'The Top Innovation – Affiliate Gold Apple' by the BC Health Care Awards.
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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 Dr. Sam Aparicio Congratulations to Dr. Aparicio who has been awarded the Prof R Goudie’s lecture and medal by the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Iceland 2016. The Goudie Lecturer is a distinguished active scientist who is making seminal contributions to pathological science and the understanding of disease mechanisms.
2016/06 Dr. Bruce Verchere Congratulations to Dr. Verchere on being awarded the 2016 Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship by the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute.
2016/06 Dr. Mari DeMarco Congratulations to Dr. Mari DeMarco, who is one of the award recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)'s 2016 Scholar Program.
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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 Dr. David Hardwick Congratulations to Dr. Hardwick, Professor Emeritus and Special Advisor to the Dean, Space Planning and Utilization, on receiving the Dr. Don Rix Award, which recognizes lifetime achievements and exemplary physician leadership. British Columbia Medical Association.
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2016/06 Congratulations to Dr. Richard Crawford for receiving the 2016 Clinical Excellence Award from the Vancouver Medical Dental and Allied Staff Association
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2016/06 Dr. Blake Gilks Congratulations to Dr. Blake Gilks for receiving the 2016 Scientific Achievement Award from the Vancouver Medical Dental and Allied Staff Association.
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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 Ms. Debbie Conn Staff Service Award in the Technologist/Technician Category
2016/05 Dr. Muhammad Morshed Excellence in Service
2016/05 Dr. Stephen Yip Excellence in Education
2016/05 Mr. Simon Dee Staff Service Award in the Administration Category
2016/05 Dr. Marianne Sadar Excellence in Research and Discovery
2016/05 Dr. Kevin Bennewith Early Career Excellence in Research and Discovery
2016/05 Dr. Jacqueline Quandt Most Valuable Player
2016/05 Dr. Morris Pudek David Hardwick Lifetime Achievement
2016/05 RESIDENCY PROGRAM: Dr. Sylvie Champagne (Medical Microbiology) Dr. Melvyn Bernstein Resident Teaching Awards
2016/05 RESIDENCY PROGRAM: Dr. Tom Thomson (Anatomical Pathology) Dr. Roberta Miller Resident Teaching Awards
2016/05 BMLSc PROGRAM: Ms. Jennifer Xenakis The Reid Memorial Cup
2016/05 BMLSc PROGRAM: Dr. Morris Pudek, Dr. Michael Nimmo and Ms. Brenda Smith Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Awards
2016/05 Dr. Phillip Lange Congratulations to Dr. Phillip Lange on receiving 2016 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Award. [Biomedical: Translational Proteomics and Systems Biology of Pediatric Malignancies]
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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.
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2016/04 Dr. Randy Gascoyne Congratulations to Dr. Gascoyne the 2016 recipient of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Aubrey J. Tingle Prize.
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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 Dr. David Huntsman Congratulations to Dr. Huntsman on receiving the inaugural Gerald award for Translational (cancer) Research and Pathology from Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre.
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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 Dr. Mari DeMarco Congratulations to Dr. Mari DeMarco recipient of the 2016 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award.
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2016/02 Dr. Victor Ling Congratulations to Dr. Victor Ling, TFRI's President and Scientific Director, who has been honoured with the LifeSciences BC Dr. Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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2016/02 Dr. Poul Sorensen Congratulations to Dr. Poul Sorensen on winning the Canadian Cancer Society's Robert L. Noble Prize for outstanding achievements in basic biomedical cancer research.
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2016/02 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Melissa Glier [TITLE: METHYL METABOLISM IN OBESITY-RELATED CARDIAC REMODELING] Read more...
2016/02 Dr. David Schaeffer Congratulations to Dr. David Schaeffer this year’s recipient of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Investigator Awards.
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2016/02 Dr. Bruce McManus Congratulations to Dr. Bruce McManus, recipient of this year’s Jacob Biely Research Prize, UBC's Premier Research Honour.
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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 Dr. Poul Sorensen 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.
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2015/10 Dr. Elizabeth Bryce 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.
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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 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 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!
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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 Dr. Poul Sorensen 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.
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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 Dr. Jay Kizhakkedathu A big step closer to changing blood types
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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...