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DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS

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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!

2021/03 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!
2020/10 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.

2020/08 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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2020/06 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 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
2020/05 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 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
2020/03 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 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 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 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 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 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 Dr. Michael Nimmo: Congratulations to Dr. Nimmo, one of the 2019 Wallace Wilson Leadership Award Recipient.
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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
2019/04 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 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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2019/01 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.
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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2018/08 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 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 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 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