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2018/11 We invite you to attend the Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize Grand Rounds on Thursday November 15, 2018. This annual lecture will feature the 2018 Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize co-recipients Dr. Bruce McManus’s lecture, entitled “Heart and Vessels – Luxuries of Curiosity, Research, and Learning,” and Dr. Andrew Krahn’s lecture, entitled “Research Improves Clinical Care: The Margolese Hypothesis. ”
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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.
2018/09 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 PUBLIC LECTURE: Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre Speaker: Dr. Michael Hummel, Professor and Head of Molecular Diagnostics at the Institute of Pathology at the Charité, Berlin, and a longstanding Clinican-Scientist Researcher with a scientific interest in molecular mechanisms in malignant lymphoma. In addition he is the director of the Central Biobank at the Charité and the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH). Title: ‘Molecular diagnostics for next generation oncology’ at 1200, Monday July 23, 2018.”
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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2018/04 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 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 2017 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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2017/06 Dr. Christian Steidl: Excellence in Education
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2017/06 Dr. Michael Nimmo: Most Valuable Player
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2017/06 Dr. Fumio Takei: Research & Discovery
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2017/06 Dr. Mari DeMarco: Early Career Research & Discovery
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2017/06 Dr. Titus Wong: Mentoring
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2017/06 Mr. Caleb Lee: Staff Service (Tech)
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2017/06 Ms. Shelley Berkow: Staff Service (Admin)
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2017/05 BMLSc PROGRAM: Ms. Jennifer Xenakis The Reid Memorial Cup
2017/05 BMLSc PROGRAM: Dr. Michael Neerman, Dr. Morris Pudek and Dr. Mark Scott Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Awards
2017/05 Dr. Tony Ng Congratulations to Dr. Tony Ng on being recipient of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)’s 2017 Innovation and Translational Research Award. The recipients of these awards are helping to catalyze research discoveries into implementation.
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2017/05 Dr. Blake Gilks Congratulations to Dr. Blake Gilks on being recipient of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)’s 2017 Innovation and Translational Research Award. The recipients of these awards are helping to catalyze research discoveries into implementation.
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2017/05 Dr. Dan Holmes: The Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists recognized the outstanding research contributions of Dr. Dan Holmes by honouring him with the 2017 CSCC Research Excellence Award.
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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: Dr. Monsalve, senior instructor in the UBC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, has been appointed to the rank of Commander in the Colombian National Order of Merit by president Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia. Dr. Monsalve receives this in recognition of her achievements in the application of genetics to anthropology, pathology and medicine during her time in Canada.
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, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Sciences has been named UBC’s Distinguished University Scholar." 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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2017/01 Dr. Mari DeMarco: "New mass spectrometry machine brings research closer to patient care"
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2017/01 Dr. Christian Steidl: Congratulations to Dr. Steidl on being selected as the recipient of a 2017 ICR Early Career Award in Cancer. Dr. Christian Steidl is working on treatments that achieve higher cure rates and fewer side effects for lymphoma.
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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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