Department Highlights and News

DEPARTMENTAL NEWS

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2021/08 Congratulations to Dr. Torsten Nielsen for being one of the 2021 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients, Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research category.

2021/08 Congratulations to Dr. Mel Krajden for being one of the 2021 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients, Service to the University and Community category.

2021/08 Department of Pathology member Dr. Poul Sorensen has been appointed to the Order of British Columbia. Congratulations!

2021/07 Dr. Blake Gilks was just awarded the Canadian Association of Pathologists Distinguished Service Award. Congratulations Blake!

2021/05 Dr. Hardwick’s in memoriam page is now published:

2021/04 FROM TESTS TO VACCINES: THE LAB’S ROLE IN A PANDEMIC RCH Foundation Interview with Dr. Reza Alaghehbandan

2021/03 In the News: Vancouver Sun: Long-term care residents show weaker immune response to first dose of vaccine

2021/03 Mitacs Internship Opportunity for Summer Term 2021 (Graduate Students Job Opportunity)

2021/03 Bangladesh Academy of Sciences elects Muhammad Morshed as expatriate fellow

2020/12 Congratulations to Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, who was recently inducted as a Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE)! Well-deserved for all you have done to advance the biomaterials field.

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2020/12 Congratulations to Dr. William Lockwood - Outstanding reviewer recognition for exemplary contribution to peer review during the fall 2019 Project Grant competition. College of Reviewers - Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
2020/12 Congratulations to Dr. Shazia Masud recipient of Service Award for validating and implementing molecular SARS-CoV2 testing at Fraser Health
2020/12 Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Minchinton recipient of the BC Cancer long service recognition award
2020/12 Congratulations to Dr. Dana Devine recipient of the International Society of Blood Transfusion Presidential Award 2020

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2020/12 Dr. Reza Alaghehbandan, Clinical Associate Professor at the Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE). Congratulations!
2020/11 Gift announcement!: Throughout his career, Don Rix had supported laboratory quality including providing a donation in 2007 that supported the establishment of the Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management. Don Rix’s rich history in quality and research will continue to be recognized through his daughter, Laurie Rix’s generous donation, and the Provost’s matching funding, that will enable the creation of the Rix Professorship in Laboratory Quality, a grant tenure track appointment. The creation of this appointment will allow the successful successor to build upon foundations of Education, Outreach, and Research activities of Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing program and Program Office for Laboratory Quality.
2020/11 Sharing recent CFI success: Linking Transmission Metadata to Viral Genotype and Serological Response of COVID-19 Principal Investigator: Dr. Mel Krajden (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) $630,000

2020/11 Sharing recent CFI success: The ABCD Consortium (“Accelerating Blood and Cardiopulmonary COVID-19 Diagnostics”) Principal Investigator: Dr. Mari DeMarco (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) $502,600

2020/10 Congratulations Dr. David Granville on your new appointment as Associate Dean of Research at VCHRI!
2020/10 Congratulations to Dr. David Huntsman for being elected to fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) 2020

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2020/10 Congratulations to Dr. Philipp Lange, recipient of a Canada Research Chair Tier II Award 2020-2025
2020/09 Dr. Christian Steidl wins 2020 Faculty of Medicine Award Congratulations to Dr. Christian Steidl for his FoM Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, in recognition of meritorious performance.

2020/09 Dr. Philipp Lange wins 2020 Faculty of Medicine Award Congratulations to Dr. Philipp Lange for his FoM Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence – Early Career, in recognition of meritorious performance.

2020/09 We are delighted to announce the newest faculty member to the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Wang will start her appointment as an Assistant Professor at UBC in March 2021."
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2020/08 COVID research news story. Blood test could prevent COVID-19 patients from getting sicker

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2020/08 Congratulations to Dr. Mel Krajden of the BC Centre for Disease Control on being appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the province's highest form of recognition! Join us in celebrating Dr. Krajden for his leadership & contributions to the province!

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2020/07 Congratulations to Dr. Mari DeMarco on receiving funds from MSFHR! The team will be developing a next-generation serology test to identify which patients will become severely ill from COVID19.

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2020/07 Dr. Morshed is one of the COVID-19 Research Response Fund Awardee. How do you facilitate COVID19 community immunity for people who are street entrenched, in prison, or live in remote or rural communities? Dr. Morshed will investigate this w/ funding from MSFHR's COVID19 Research Response Fund.

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2020/07 Congratulations to Dr. Agatha Jassem on receiving funds from MSFHR! "Population-based Study of Coronavirus Antibody Cross-Reactivity to Inform SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence Surveys, Severity Profiles, and Vaccine Strategies"

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2020/06 Dr. Titus Wong is one of The 2020 Innovation and Translational Research Award winner, Congratulations! "Using proven methods to prevent surgical site infections"

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2020/06 Dr. Chris Lowe was funded as part of the Genome BC COVID. "Development of sensitive and quantitative molecular technologies for SARS-CoV-2 detection"

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2020/06 Congratulations to Dr. David Schaeffer recipient of Junior Scientist Award - Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP)

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2020/06 The biobank group that Dr. Peter Watson direct at BC Cancer (Tumour Tissue Repository) was the recipient of a PHSA+ team award 2020. One of 5 team awards this year recognized for excellence and advancing PHSA values
2020/06 Congratulations to Dr. David Schaeffer recipient of the Doctors of BC (DoBC) 2020 Recognition Award

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2020/06 Congratulations to Dr. Amir Karin recipient of The Alan Pollard Post-Doctoral Clinical Chemistry Travel Award, University of Toronto!

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2020/06 Dr. Amanda Wilmer (MM-Kelowna) - The Melvyn Bernstein Resident Teaching Award, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/06 Dr. Hui-Min Yang (Anatomical Pathology-VGH) - The Roberta Miller Resident Teaching Award , Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/06 Ms. Jennifer Xenakis BMLSc Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Award and The Reid Memorial Cup, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/06 Dr. Elisabeth Maurer BMLSc Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/06 Dr. Sophia Wong BMLSc Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/06 Dr. David Granville in the news Researchers uncover a novel approach for treating eczema.

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2020/06 In the News: Dr. Titus Wong (Vancouver Sun, May 30, 2020) Copper surfaces can reduce spread of disease in hospitals: VCH study

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2020/05 Dr. Christian Steidl - Excellence in Research and Discovery Award, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/05 Dr. Monika Hudoba - Most Valuable Player Award, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/05 Dr. Douglas Webber - Excellence in Clinical Service Award, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/05 Dr. Natalie Prystajecky - Excellence in Research and Discovery Award – Early Career, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/05 Dr. Andrew Shih - Excellence in Mentoring Award, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/05 Dr. Michael Kelly - David Hardwick Lifetime Achievement Award, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/05 Dr. Michael Sutherland - Excellence in Education Award, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/05 Cheryl, congratulations on grabbing the front page of the Sun this morning! COVID-19: B.C. research focuses on managing immune response in critically ill patients
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2020/05 Ms. Loretta Rothstein - Staff Service Award (Technical), Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/05 Ms. Joanna Huang - Staff Service Award (Administrative), Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2020/04 Dr. Daniel Holmes appointed a new Head for St. Paul’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Please welcome us in congratulating Dr. Holmes on his new leadership role with St. Paul's Hospital and the Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC.
2020/03 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Emily Button [ TITLE: VASOPROTECTIVE FUNCTIONS OF HIGH-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS ON THE CEREBROVASCULATURE AND THEIR RELEVANCE FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE ]
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2020/03 Dr. Aly Karsan has been named this year’s recipient of the Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence by LifeSciences BC. The award winners represent the full spectrum from discovery to commercialization, underscoring the depth of knowledge that significantly contributes to the BC bioeconomy, while improving the lives of patients here in BC and around the world.
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2020/02 Dr. Poul Sorensen Awarded the 2020 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize Internationally recognized pediatric cancer researcher Dr. Poul Sorensen has been named the eleventh recipient of MSFHR’s Aubrey J. Tingle Prize.
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2020/02 Congratulations to Dr. Philipp Lange, recipient of a CIHR Early Career Investigator in Cancer Award!
2019/11 Congratulations to Dr. David Schaeffer on his promotion to Associate Professor in the 2018/19 academic promotion round.
2019/11 Drs. David Huntsman, Randy Gascoyne, and Ian Mackenzie have recently been named to international 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List. Congratulations!
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2019/11 Dr. Dana Devine - recipient of named lectureship (annual award) from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. J. David Grimes Lecture given Nov 8, 2019. Title: IMPROVING THE QUALITY AND SAFETY OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION PRODUCTS
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2019/09 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Anam (Nan Nan) Liu [TITLE: A SEMI-AUTOMATED ASSAY FOR RADIATION-INDUCED INTESTINAL DAMAGE IN MICE]
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2019/09 Dr. Poul Sorensen! We are happy to share, Dr. Sorensen is the recipient of the 2019 Bloom Burton Award. The Bloom Burton Award honours an individual scientist, inventor, executive, entrepreneur, industry leader, or policy maker who made the greatest contribution to Canada’s innovative healthcare industry in the previous year.
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2019/09 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Samuel Weng [TITLE: DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-EFFICIENCY UNDECANAL-BASED N TERMINI ENRICHMENT (HUNTER) FOR MONITORING PROTEOLYTIC PROCESSING IN LIMITED SAMPLES]
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2019/09 Dr. Poul Sorensen! Congratulations to Dr. Poul Sorensen, one of three members of the UBC Faculty of Medicine to be elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
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2019/09 Dr. David Huntsman! Congratulations to Dr. David Huntsman, one of three members of the UBC Faculty of Medicine to be elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
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2019/09 Dr. Bruce Verchere: Congratulations to Dr. Verchere 2019 MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization award recipient.
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2019/09 Dr. Poul Sorensen: Congratulations on being a recipient of the 2019 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement, Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty.
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2019/09 Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu nominated as fellow of International Union Of Societies For Biomaterials Science And Engineering (IUS-BSE), 2019. This is based on both my contributions to the field of biomaterials and your implication in the Canadian Biomaterials Society.
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. Wan Lam - Faculty of Medicine Long term Service Award (20 years)
2019/07 Dr. Wan Lam - Outstanding Academic Performance, UBC Faculty of Medicine.
2019/07 Dr. Titus Wong received International Photodynamic Association Award Award for "The Significant Advancement of Photodynamic Therapy" as the first hospital group to adopt photodynamic therapy for nasal decolonization of pre-surgical patients.
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2019/07 Dr. Elizabeth Bryce received International Photodynamic Association Award Award for "The Significant Advancement of Photodynamic Therapy" as the first hospital group to adopt photodynamic therapy for nasal decolonization of pre-surgical patients.
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2019/07 Dr. Diane Roscoe received International Photodynamic Association Award Award for "The Significant Advancement of Photodynamic Therapy" as the first hospital group to adopt photodynamic therapy for nasal decolonization of pre-surgical patients.
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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. Elisabeth Maurer - Spirit of BC - True Grit Award
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2019/06 Dr. Aly Karsan received UFCW Award for Leukemia Research, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, 2019 UFCW Special Recognition Award Recipient 2019
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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 Dr. Aly Bashashati - Award of Distinction for Excellence in Biomedical Engineering Student Design & Innovation 2019, BC Medical Device Development Center 2019. For a group of my undergraduate students who designed (as part of their Capstone project) a web-platform for deep learning in pathology.
2019/05 Dr. Christopher Conklin - Dr. Roberta Miller Resident Teaching Award
2019/05 Dr. Kate Chipperfield - Dr. Melvyn Bernstein Resident Teaching Award, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2019/05 Ms. Jennifer Xenakis was presented with The Reid Memorial Cup for the fourth consecutive year and her seventh time being honoured by the students, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2019/05 Dr. Mark Scott: BMLSc Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Award 2019, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2019/05 Dr. Morris Pudek: BMLSc Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Award 2019, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2019/05 Dr. Amanda Bradley: BMLSc Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Award 2019, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2019/05 Ms. Heather Cheadle received Staff Service (Admin) Award, UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2019/05 Ms. Jenny Tai received Staff Service (Tech) Award, UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2019/05 Dr. Lien Hoang received Mentoring Award, UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2019/05 Dr. Linda Hoang received Excellence in Clinical Service Award, UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine