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2019/08 Championing forward-thinking innovators: Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Wellington,, one of the 2019 Innovation and Translational Research Award recipients!
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2019/07 Congratulations NSERC Project Grant Recipient: Dr. Glen Tibbits is a recipient of a 2019 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant for the project “Regulation of contractility in the zebrafish heart”.
2019/07 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research awards 2019 Congratulations to Dr. William Hsiao and Dr. Andrew Roth on their 2019 MSFHR Scholar Awards!
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2019/07 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Amy Nguyen [TITLE: ANALYTICAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THE DETECTION OF AMYLOID-B PEPTIDES IN CEREBROSPINAL FLUID BY MASS SPECTROMETRY]
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2019/07 Energizing the immune system: Q&A with new investigator Dr. Ramon Klein Geltink. We discuss his pioneering work showing that the way immune cells derive their energy can determine how they function and how this knowledge could be used to develop new therapies.
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2019/07 Research calls for better diagnostics and interventions for non-HPV vulvar cancer: Dr. Blake Gilks is a professor and consultant pathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at VGH and UBC. Dr. Lien Hoang is an anatomical pathologist at VGH and a clinical instructor at UBC.
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2019/07 Leadership Update: Dr. Bruce Verchere appointed Director, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics. Dr. Verchere is a highly accomplished researcher and Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Surgery. He is a prominent member of both the UBC and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) communities.
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2019/07 Congratulations CIHR Project Grant Recipients: Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Verchere – Childhood Diseases – Project: “Islet macrophages: regulators of beta cell function in health and diabetes.” $952,426 / 5 years & to Dr. Suzanne Vercauteren, BCCHR Co-investigator | Project: “Folic acid supplementation in children with sickle cell disease: A double-blind randomized crossover trial.” $180,000 / 3 years on their awarded funding.
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2019/07 Dr. Martin Trotter: Congratulations to Dr. Trotter, Recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP).
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2019/07 Congratulations to Dr. Hélène Côté on her promotion to full professor.
2019/07 Dr. Michael Nimmo: Congratulations to Dr. Nimmo, one of the 2019 Wallace Wilson Leadership Award Recipient.
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2019/06 Dr. Cheryl Wellington (right) with graduate student Jasmine Gill (left) New research from Dr. Cheryl Wellington finds potential biomarker for pediatric traumatic brain injury.
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2019/06 VCH Research: Join members of the research community and hear from health care leaders about collaboration, innovation and the future of research at VCH. Speakers: Dr. Rachael Ritchie, Dr. David Granville and Dr. Deepak Kaura
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2019/06 Dr. Bruce McManus: We are proud to announce that Dr. McManus was appointed to the Order of British Columbia! Congratulations!
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2019/05 Arts Gala Pathology Event UBC Pathology Student Association (PaSA) would like to invite faculties, students, families, and friends to join this year's Arts Gala on Wednesday, May 8th, 5:30pm - 9:00pm, UBC Medical Student & Alumni Centre (MSAC).
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2019/05 Dr. David Granville: Dr. Granville is the new associate director of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
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2019/04 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Abhinav Ajaykumar [TITLE: DYNAMICS OF TELOMERE LENGTH AND MITOCHONDRIAL HEALTH IN RELATION TO COMBINATION ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY (CART) EXPOSURE: A COHORT STUDY OF HIV/CART-EXPOSED UNINFECTED CHILDREN AND CELL CULTURE INVESTIGATION]
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2019/04 Dr. Muhammad Morshed Congratulations to Dr. Morshed, for receiving the Distinguished Microbiologist Award 2019 from the Canadian College of Microbiologists. In recognition of his outstanding professional contributions to the field of Microbiology in the areas of research, teaching and leadership in furthering microbiology at the national and international levels.
2019/03 Vancouver Sun: March 19, 2019 Dr. John Maguire, at VGH, led a study about the complications of certain medical procedures.
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2019/02 As Head of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Royal Columbian Hospital, Dr. Reza Alaghehbandan is part of a team that is central to the care of patients. The lab plays a major role in over 80-percent of medical diagnoses, providing answers to questions that cannot be answered by speaking with the patient or from basic physical exams or radiographic images.
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2019/02 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Charles Soong [TITLE: SIGNATURES OF GENOMIC INSTABILITY AND DNA REPAIR DEFECTS AS DETERMINANTS FOR TUMOUR CLONAL DYNAMICS AND SENSITIVITY TO G-QUADRUPLEX STABILIZERS]
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2019/01 Dr. Blake Gilks is the recipient of the 2019 Honorary Medical Alumni Award. The Honorary Medical Alumni Award recognizes a member of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Community who has made a significant contribution as a committed clinician, teacher, mentor or administrator; thereby advancing the goals of the Faculty of Medicine.
2019/01 Dr. Jacqueline Quandt: Protein switch identified in connection with disability progression in MS
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2018/12 Dr. Marcel Bally receives 2018 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award for his outstanding accomplishments as a research scholar and mentor, and the extent of the impact his mentorship has had on his many trainees.
2018/12 Four members of the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine have been named to the Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List: Samuel Aparicio, Randy Gascoyne, David Huntsman, Ian Mackenzie. The prestigious list is part of the Clarivate Analytics report, 'The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2018'
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2018/12 Dr. Peter Watson: Congratulations to Dr. Watson and the OBER team on the success in the most recent Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) submissions. Their project ‘Biospecimen Navigator Platform’ was selected to receive funding, great work OBER. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage all members of the Department to submit proposals if they have any initiatives that advances the objectives of the FOM Strategic plan, The deadline for the spring 2019 round is February 28, 2019.
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2018/11 Dr. Andrew Minchinton: Reflecting a legacy of excellence in radiation oncology research at BC Cancer, Andrew Minchinton received the 2018 Robert F. Kallman Award for academic leadership, scientific excellence, service to the profession and commitment to colleagues, students and Stanford University.
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2018/11 We are proud that the most prestigious medal awarded by the International Academy of Pathology has been renamed “The David F Hardwick International Academy of Pathology Gold Medal” in recognition of UBC Pathology Hardwick’s decades long service to the IAP.
2018/11 Dr. Christian Steidl is the recipient of the 2018 Allen Distinguished Investigator Award. Allen Distinguished Investigators are passionate thought leaders, explorers and innovators who seek world-changing breakthroughs. Their ideas are transformative and their scientific insights are game-changing.
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2018/09 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Cameron Oram [TITLE: GRANZYME B: ROLE IN SPINAL CORD INJURY AND IMPEDED REPAIR]
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2018/09 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Wenchen Zhao [TITLE: AXL RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASE REGULATES APOLIPOPROTEIN E EXPRESSION]
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2018/09 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Yang (Zhouchunyang) Xia [TITLE: LINE-1 RETROTRANSPOSITIONS IN EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER: CAN WE USE DNA “PARASITES” FOR GOOD PURPOSE?]
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2018/08 Dr. Poul Sorensen, a Professor in the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, was very recently awarded a US National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant as the Vancouver Principal Investigator of a multi-institutional grant, led by Drs. John Maris of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Crystall Mackall of Stanford University. The grant award is $1.6M USD per year for 5 years.
2018/07 Dr. Elizabeth Bryce: BC Health Care Gold Apple Award for Top Innovation
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2018/07 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Tina Yang [TITLE: PROTEOMIC INVESTIGATION OF PROTEIN FUNCTION AND REGULATORY PATHWAYS IN CANCER]
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2018/07 Dr. Bruce McManus: Dr. McManus has been named the 2018 recipient of the Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize. Join us in congratulating Dr. McManus on this remarkable achievement.
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2018/07 Dr. Bruce Verchere: Congratulations to Dr. Verchere for been selected as a recipient of one of the 2018 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Awards, category of Service to the University and Community
2018/07 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Fraser Muir [TITLE: CD1D LIPID ANTIGEN PRESENTATION IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS]
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2018/07 Dr. Bruce McManus: Congratulations to Dr. McManus C.M. on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada
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2018/06 Machine learning takes disease detection to the next level: Dr. Stephen Yip and resident Dr. Adrian Levine talk about CNN technology
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2018/06 Dr. Elizabeth Bryce & Dr. Diane Roscoe: People First Awards, Excellence in Innovation, VCH
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2018/06 Dr. Michael Allard: Congratulations to Dr. Allard, Professor and Department Head for being awarded 'Canada India Networking Initiative (CINI) Award' of Distinction for his provincial, national and international collaborations to improve health
2018/05 Dr. Marianne Sadar: Dr. Sadar has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Thompson Rivers University. She is one of six recipients of TRU honorary degrees, to be conferred at Spring Convocation 2018.
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2018/05 Dr. Hanh Huynh: BMLSc Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Award 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. Amanda Bradley: BMLSc Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Award 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. Morris Pudek: BMLSc Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Award 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Ms. Jennifer Xenakis: Reid Memorial Cup BMLSc Program 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. Tracy Tucker: Roberta Miller Anatomical Pathology Resident Teaching Award 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. Nicholas Au: Melvyn Bernstein Resident Teaching Award 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Ms. Connie Lai: Staff Service (Admin) 2018, Administrative Assistant; Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Ms. Elaine Taylor: Staff Service (Tech) 2018, Team Lead in Pre- and Post-Analytic Laboratory ; Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Ms. Karen Ng: Staff Service (Tech) 2018, Technical Practice Lead for Clinical Chemistry, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Laboratories; Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. Hilary Vallance: Mentoring 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. David Schaeffer: Early Career Research & Discovery 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. Sohrab Shah: Research & Discovery 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. Daniel Holmes: Most Valuable Player 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. Nickolas Myles: Excellence in Clinical Service 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. Jason Morin: Excellence in Education 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. Arun K. Garg: Lifetime Achievement 2018, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2018/05 Dr. Chen Zhou: Best Service Award, 2018, Chinese American Pathologists Association
2018/05 Dr. Elizabeth Bryce: Recepient of the Patient Care Enhancement Award by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
2018/04 Dr. David Huntsman: Congratulations to Dr. Huntsman the 2018 recipient of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Aubrey J. Tingle Prize. LifeSciences BC have posted Dr. Huntsman's interview to their YouTube channel
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2018/04 Dr. Sophia Wong: Doctors of BC Specialist Services Committee (SCC), Leadership, Doctors of BC
2018/04 Dr. Christopher Lowe: Physician Leadership Scholarship, Doctors of BC
2018/04 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Stephanie Santacruz [TITLE: GRANZYME B DISRUPTS CELL-CELL ADHESION AND EPITHELIAL BARRIER FUNCTION]
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2018/04 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Kevin Chung-Hua Tsai [TITLE: SHAPING OF THE T CELL REPERTOIRE BY SELF AND FOREIGN ANTIGENS]
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2018/04 Dr. Amanda Bradley: Congratulations to Dr. Bradley on being selected as the recipient of a 2017-2018 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. This honour is in recognition of her outstanding achievement as a teacher and is no doubt a reflection of her enthusiasm for teaching and commitment to her students.
2018/04 Professional Advancement Learning Series (PALS), Friday, April 6, 2018 - this event will be held at the VGH Paetzold Theatre (1891 LT) from 12:30 to 1:30pm. Speaker: Dr. Niamh Kelly, Associate Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Title: "Creativity and Medicine”
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2018/03 Dr. Titus Wong, VCH’s new regional medical director: As VCH’s new Regional Medical Director of Infection Control, Dr. Titus Wong knows he’s got some big shoes to fill after taking over the role from long-time leader Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Bryce on March 1.
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2018/03 Dr. Schaeffer was featured in the media for his research on pancreatic cancer: 'Extreme responders' to pancreatic cancer treatments to be studied by researchers in new initiative. North Vancouver woman to be studied for her remarkable recovery from the deadly disease.
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2018/03 Welcome to the Annual Pathology Arts Gala, Friday, March 9th, 2018 from 7:00pm to 10:00 PM at the UBC Medical Student & Alumni Centre, 2750 Heather Street. Join us this night for live performances and visual arts! Food and drinks available.
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2018/03 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Tom (Wai Hang) Cheng [TITLE: THE INTERACTION OF REPETITIVE MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, ALZHEIMER DISEASE AND AGEING]
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2018/02 Associate Professor Supat Sinawat (Associate Dean for International Relations and Cooperation Strategies) met with Professor Reza Alaghehbandan from School of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada on occasion of giving lectures on Follow up Pathologic residents in interest in breast, GU and GYN pathology at the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, KKU during November 6 and 7, 2017.
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2018/02 Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu: Congratulations to Dr. Kizhakkedathu on being awarded a 2018 Killam Research Prize, in recognition of his outstanding research and scholarly contributions!...
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2018/01 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Haoyu (Eric) Deng [TITLE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF COXSACKIEVIRUS TYPE B3 AS A NOVEL ONCOLYTIC VIRUS AGAINST KRAS-MUTANT NON-SMALL-CELL LUNG CANCER]
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2018/01 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Sara Saberi [TITLE: DYNAMICS OF TELOMERE LENGTH AND MITOCHONDRIAL DNA CONTENT IN A COHORT STUDY OF HIV-INFECTED AND HIV-UNINFECTED PREGNANT WOMEN AND CELL CULTURE MODELS]
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2017/12 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Thyrza May Toledo [TITLE: OPTIMIZATION OF THE DETECTION OF CIRCULATING DNA IN PEDIATRIC SOLID TUMOR PATIENTS TREATED WITH GRANULOCYTE COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR]
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2017/12 Dr. David Schaeffer: "Congratulations to Dr. David Schaeffer and the Pancreas Centre BC team on being awarded funding for the Terry Fox Pan-Canadian Enhanced Pancreatic Cancer Profiling for Individualized Care (EPPIC) Program! This funding through the Terry Fox Research Institute, to start in January 2018 and last for five years, provides $4,984,557 to support pancreatic cancer research."
2017/12 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Marta Salvador Ordono [TITLE: PLACENTAL MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION IN RELATION TO PRETERM DELIVERY IN HIV PREGNANCY]
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2017/12 Dr. Jiri Frohlich: Dr. Frohlich appointed to the Order of British Columbia. Recognized as the founder of modern preventative heart disease practices, Frohlich’s research and clinical work shaped contemporary medical thinking around the link between cholesterol and heart disease and led to the creation of national guidelines for identification and treatment for inherited heart disease.
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2017/11 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Deborah Chen [TITLE: RED BLOOD CELL HEMOLYSIS: PROTEIN BIOMARKER DISCOVERY FOR PRODUCT QUALITY ASSESSMENT]
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2017/11 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Arash Samiei [TITLE: ROLE OF EEF2K IN DNA DAMAGE RESPONSE]
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2017/11 The Childhood Diseases Research Theme at BC Children's Hospital presents: "Control of Pathogen Colonization by Host Immunity and the Microbiota in the Gut" Dr. Gabriel Núñez, MD, Paul de Kruif Endowed Professor, Inflammation & Immunology, University of Michigan School of Medicine November 16, 2017, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Chan Centre for Family Health Education Auditorium BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
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2017/09 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Jonathan Lim [TITLE: THE IMPACT OF ONCOGENIC KRAS ON REDOX BALANCE TO SUPPORT CELLULAR TRANSFORMATION AND TUMORIGENICITY]
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2017/09 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Hani Bagheri [TITLE: GENOMIC AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DNA COPY NUMBER VARIANTS ASSOCIATED WITH DEVELOPMENTAL ABNORMALITIES]
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2017/09 "Dr. Christian Steidl named member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Congratulations!"
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2017/09 Dr. Bruce McManus: "Congratulations on being a recipient of the 2017 Faculty of Medicine Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is evidence of the very high regard in which you are held and recognizes your extraordinary and distinguished career."
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2017/09 Dr. Marcel Bally: "Congratulations on being a recipient of the 2017 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement, Service to the University and Community. "
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2017/09 Dr. Kevin Bennewith: "Congratulations on being a recipient of the 2017 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement, Excellence in Basic Science Research. "
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2017/09 Dr. Cornelia Laule: "Congratulations on being a recipient of the 2017 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement, Excellence in Education. "
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2017/09 Dr. Ian Mackenzie: "Congratulations on being a recipient of the 2017 Faculty of Medicine Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize. Dr. Mackenzie has pulled back the curtain on the molecular pathology leading to frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. "
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2017/09 CIHR Foundation Grants: "Congratulations to Dr. David Huntsman for being one of the recipients of the CIHR Foundation Grants 2017. "Mutation, cell context, and the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer", $2.7M for 7 years "
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2017/09 Dr. Andrew Minchinton: Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Minchinton on receiving the Michael Smith Foundation Health Research (MSFHR) Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program.
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2017/09 Dr. David Granville: Congratulations to Dr. David Granville on receiving the Michael Smith Foundation Health Research (MSFHR) Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program.
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2017/09 Dr. Patrick Doyle: "Congratulations on being a recipient of the 2017 Faculty of Medicine Clinical Faculty Award for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching. This award recognizes clinical faculty members throughout BC who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and made an educational impact in a local community."
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2017/07 Please join us for the following lecture:  Building the Dutch tissue block procurement program July 20th, 12:00-1:15 pm UBC Eye Care Lecture Theatre – ECC 100 2550 Willow Street Vancouver BC Please join us in learning from Dr. Folkert van Kemenade about the creation and operation of the Dutch National Tissuebank Portal (DNTP) – a […]
2017/06 Dr. Muhammad Morshed Dr. Morshed is one of the recipients of 2017 RBC Top 25 Immigrant Awards. This “people’s choice” national award recognizes outstanding immigrants who have come to Canada, achieved success and made a positive difference.
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2017/06 Dr. Titus Wong: Dr. Melvyn Bernstein Resident Teaching Award
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2017/06 Dr. Douglas Webber: Dr. Roberta Miller Anatomical Pathology Resident Teaching Award 2017
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2017/06 Dr. David Pi: Lifetime Achievement
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