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DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS

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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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2019/09 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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2019/08 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 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 Dr. Michael Nimmo: Congratulations to Dr. Nimmo, one of the 2019 Wallace Wilson Leadership Award Recipient.
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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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2019/04 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.
2019/01 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
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 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.
2018/02 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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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 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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2017/09 "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 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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2017/06 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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2017/03 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 “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...
2017/02 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 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. 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 William Schreiber becomes president of American Society for Clinical Pathology Read more...
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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2016/06 Dr. David Huntsman Congratulations to Dr. Huntsman for winning a Distinguished Achievement Award from the UBC Faculty of Medicine in the “Overall Excellence” category for senior faculty members.
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2016/06 Dr. Sohrab Shah Congratulations Dr. Sohrab Shah on being awarded a 2016 UBC Killam Research Prize.
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2016/06 Project Leader: Dr. Christopher Lowe Congratulations to Dr. Victor Leung, Dr. Christopher Lowe (Project Leader), Dr. Sylvie Champagne and Dr. Marc Romney who have been awarded 'The Top Innovation – Affiliate Gold Apple' by the BC Health Care Awards.
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2016/06 Dr. Sam Aparicio Congratulations to Dr. Aparicio who has been awarded the Prof R Goudie’s lecture and medal by the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Iceland 2016. The Goudie Lecturer is a distinguished active scientist who is making seminal contributions to pathological science and the understanding of disease mechanisms.
2016/06 Dr. Bruce Verchere Congratulations to Dr. Verchere on being awarded the 2016 Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship by the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute.
2016/06 Dr. Mari DeMarco Congratulations to Dr. Mari DeMarco, who is one of the award recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)'s 2016 Scholar Program.
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2016/06 Dr. David Hardwick Congratulations to Dr. Hardwick, Professor Emeritus and Special Advisor to the Dean, Space Planning and Utilization, on receiving the Dr. Don Rix Award, which recognizes lifetime achievements and exemplary physician leadership. British Columbia Medical Association.
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2016/06 Congratulations to Dr. Richard Crawford for receiving the 2016 Clinical Excellence Award from the Vancouver Medical Dental and Allied Staff Association
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