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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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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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