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2022/06 Dr. Dana V. Devine has been elected as The Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) new President, effective September 29, 2022.

2022/06 Dr. Michelle Wong has been appointed as the new Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Fraser, from June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2025, with the possibility of a 3-year appointment renewal term.

2022/04 Dr. Lange, Dr. Kizhakkedathu and Dr. Yazdani-Ahmadabadi have developed a new silver-based coating for medical devices that kills bacteria and prevents infection.

2022/04 Feature Stories Dr. Poul Sorensen’s breakthrough cancer research has saved countless lives. But he thinks we can cut the time from discovery to treatment by 50% — or more.

2022/03 Ovarian Cancer Scientists at UBC are determined to reduce ovarian cancer deaths and suffering by 50 per cent over the next decade.

2022/02 Congratulations to Dr. Ramon Klein Geltink, who has been awarded funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) to support his project titled “Metabolic monitoring of immune cell function”

2022/02 Congratulations to Drs. Leandro Venturutti, Ying Wang, Yuzhuo Wang, David Granville, Andrew Minchinton and, Edward Pryzdial CIHR Fall 2021 Project Grant Recipients!

2021/12 This year marks the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) program’s 40th anniversary

2021/12 We wanted to share this story featuring one of our clinical faculty members, Dr. Mari DeMarco. Some truly remarkable work on Alzheimer’s diagnostics testing, and a first in Canada.

2021/12 Congratulations to Drs. Amal El Naggar, David Huntsman and Poul Sorensen for being awarded the 2021 ovCAN/Ovarian Cancer Canada-Cancer Research Society Grant for the project entitled: "CTH in clear cell ovarian cancer: a targetable legacy of endometriotic origins"
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)

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!
2020/09 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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2020/07 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. 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.
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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