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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 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 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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2020/04 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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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
2019/05 Dr. Steve Kalloger received Excellence in Education Award , UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2019/05 Dr. Blake Gilks received Lifetime Achievement Award, UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2019/05 Dr. Michael Allard awarded the Most Valuable Player Award, UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2019/05 Dr. Mel Krajden awarded the Excellence in Research and Discovery by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia
2019/05 Dr. William Lockwood received Excellence in Research and Discovery Award (Early Career). Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia
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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2019/03 Dr. Cheryl Wellington YWCA Women of Distinction Nominee Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community
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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