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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.
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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2019/07 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 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 to Dr. Hélène Côté on her promotion to full professor.
2019/05 Dr. David Granville: Dr. Granville is the new associate director of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
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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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2019/02 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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2019/01 Dr. Jacqueline Quandt: Protein switch identified in connection with disability progression in MS
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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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2018/03 Dr. Titus Wong, VCH’s new regional medical director: As VCH’s new Regional Medical Director of Infection Control, Dr. Titus Wong knows he’s got some big shoes to fill after taking over the role from long-time leader Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Bryce on March 1.
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2018/03 Dr. Schaeffer was featured in the media for his research on pancreatic cancer: 'Extreme responders' to pancreatic cancer treatments to be studied by researchers in new initiative. North Vancouver woman to be studied for her remarkable recovery from the deadly disease.
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2018/02 Associate Professor Supat Sinawat (Associate Dean for International Relations and Cooperation Strategies) met with Professor Reza Alaghehbandan from School of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada on occasion of giving lectures on Follow up Pathologic residents in interest in breast, GU and GYN pathology at the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, KKU during November 6 and 7, 2017.
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2017/09 CIHR Foundation Grants: "Congratulations to Dr. David Huntsman for being one of the recipients of the CIHR Foundation Grants 2017. "Mutation, cell context, and the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer", $2.7M for 7 years "
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2017/04 “ Dr. Reza Alaghehbandan" USCAP Member Takes Initiative for Global Outreach: "Philanthropy: The Essence of Pathology Global Health" Read more...
2017/04 “ Dr. Sohrab Shah" Dr. Shah is being highlighted in this month’s Research in Focus Read more...
2017/04 Lily Takeuchi – a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) Program was part of UBC’s BIOMOD team – who won gold last fall for their student-run project on a drug delivery system for brain cancer. It was designed to be a molecular trick, one that could sneak past the stubborn blood brain barrier and attack the cancer straight on.
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2017/03 Vancouver billionaire Jim Pattison donates $75M towards new St. Paul's Hospital: This represents the largest donation in Canadian history by a private citizen to a single medical facility.
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