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2015/10 Dr. Poul Sorensen Malaria parasite could help fight cancer, B.C. researchers find. “This is an extraordinary finding that paves the way for targeting sugar molecules in pediatric and adulthood human cancer, and our groups are vigorously pursuing this possibility together,” Poul Sorensen, a UBC professor of pathology, said in a press release.
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2015/10 Dr. Elizabeth Bryce Vancouver project will track bacteria through patients and nurses. Researchers ask what happens after the immune system is disabled for a bone-marrow transplant. Dr. Elizabeth Bryce, regional medical director for Infection Prevention and Control at Vancouver Coastal Health, one of three researchers leading the work.
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2015/10 Bruce McManus receives 2015 Howard Morgan Award. Bruce McManus, Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is the 2015 recipient of the Howard Morgan Award for Distinguished Achievements in Cardiovascular Research. Read more...
2015/07 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Kevin Yang [TITLE: DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITOR OF ANDROGEN RECEPTOR TO TREAT CASTRATION-RESISTANT PROSTATE CANCER] Read more...
2015/07 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Jithendra (Jay) Gunawardana [TITLE: IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL RECURRENT MUTATIONS IN PRIMARY MEDIASTINAL LARGE B CELL LYMPHOMA AND HODGKIN LYMPHOMA] Read more...
2015/06 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Junyan Shi [TITLE: DISRUPTION OF SELECTIVE AUTOPHAGY IN COXSACKIEVIRUS B3 INFECTION] Read more...
2015/06 Dr. David Hardwick was presented Dr. Cam Cody Medal of Excellence award at the Doctors of BC Annual General Meeting on June 12, 2015. The Dr. Cam Coady Award commemorates Dr. Coady’s great love of medicine and to ensure that his goals and objectives to achieve excellence in health care continue to be fostered. Read more...
2015/06 Dr. Andrew Churg received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pulmonary Pathology Society. Congratulations on this very well deserved recognition. Read more...
2015/06 Dr. Ian Mackenzie Dr. Ian Mackenzie is the 2015 recipient of the Scientific Achievement Award which is awarded annually by the Medical/Dental and Allied Staff of Vancouver Acute Health Service Delivery Area. Congratulations!
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2015/06 Congratulations to Dr. Bruce McManus, winner of the 2015 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award. This award recognizes individuals whose performance during an assessment period (January 1 to December 31) was particularly meritorious. Read more...
2015/06 Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Verchere, winner of the 2015 Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty. This award recognizes faculty members who have formally been identified as mentors and who exemplify a deep commitment to fostering the professional and personal development of faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers. Read more...
2015/05 Pathology at a Glance 2014 - Statistical Report Read more..
2015/05 Dr. Poul Sorensen Research published in May by scientists at the BC Cancer Agency in medical journal Cancer Cell brings new hope for the treatment of high-risk childhood sarcomas.
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2015/05 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Jaswinder Khattra [TITLE: CHARTING BREAST TUMOR HETEROGENEITY: FROM BULK TUMOR GENOMES TO SINGLE-CELL GENOTYPES] Read more...
2015/05 Lunchtime fitness classes at the UBC Hospital Site, starting May 19th until June 25th. Classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1pm in Detwiller Lecture Theatre UBC Hospital. Read more...
2015/04 The new issue of the Pathology Newsletter is now available. Pathology Magazine provides a wonderful overview of the Department and its people. Read more..
2015/04 Dr. Jay Kizhakkedathu A big step closer to changing blood types
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2015/04 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Jennifer Won [TITLE: CLINICAL PERFORMANCE OF DIAGNOSTIC, PROGNOSTIC AND PREDICTIVE IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL BIOMARKERS FOR HORMONE RECEPTOR-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER] Read more...
2015/04 Dr. Alexander Magil The BC Lupus Society has awarded Dr. Alexander Magil the BC Lupus Research Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lupus & Kidney Research. Congratulations!
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2015/04 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Qianli (Cherry) Ma [TITLE: FUNCTIONAL STUDIES OF PPP2R2A IN BREAST CANCER] Read more...
2015/03 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Melissa McConechy [TITLE: PPP2R1A MUTATIONS IN GYNAECOLOGIC CANCERS: FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION AND USE IN THE GENOMIC CLASSIFICATION OF TUMOURS] Read more...
2015/03 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Yuda Shih [TITLE: DIFFERENTIAL REGULATION OF OLIGODENDROCYTE DEVELOPMENT AND MYELINATION BY PROTEIN TYROSINE PHOSPHATASE ALPHA AND WNT SIGNALING] Read more...
2015/03 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Vincent Leung [TITLE: INVESTIGATION OF COMPLEMENT SYSTEM ACTIVITY INDUCED BY HYPERBRANCHED POLYGLYCEROL GRAFTING TO RED BLOOD CELL MEMBRANES] Read more...
2015/03 Three UBC-led projects received $51,400 in funding from NSERC’s PromoScience program. Congratulations to Dr. Niamh Kelly, Associate Professor, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine on receiving $11,700 for Creative Science. Read more...
2015/03 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Jasmine La Juanie Hamilton [TITLE: INNOVATIVE POLYMERIC IRON CHELATORS WITH HIGH IRON BINDING AFFINITY AND BIOCOMPATIBILITY FOR THE TREATMENT OF TRANSFUSIONAL IRON OVERLOAD] Read more...
2015/03 Dr. Mel Krajden Congratulations to Dr. Mel Krajden, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine on receiving the 2015 Genome British Columbia Award for Scientific Excellence. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of local leaders in the field of scientific research in the life sciences.
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2015/02 A special presentation by Professor Phil Quirke, Leeds Institute of Cancer & Pathology “How can pathologists improve outcomes in Bowel Cancer” [Feb 5th, 11:00 am, Taylor Fiddler Auditorium] “Evolution or Extinction - The Future of the Molecular Pathologist” [Friday, Feb 6th, 1:00pm, BC Cancer Research Centre, Diamond Family Lecture Theatre] Read more...
2015/02 Dr. Poul Sorensen Congratulations to Dr. Poul Sorensen, winner of the 2014 UBC Killam Research Prize in the Science category. This award is given annually in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions.
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2015/02 Dr. Ian Mackenzie Congratulations to Dr. Ian Mackenzie, winner of the 2014 UBC Killam Research Prize in the Science category. This award is given annually in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions.
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2015/01 Dr. David Hadwick, Professor Emeritus at University of British Columbia's Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine has published a new book: "Propriety and Prosperity New Studies on the Philosophy of Adam Smith" Read more..
2015/01 A special presentation by Elaine R. Mardis, PhD “Cancer Genomics: From Discovery to Clinic” [Monday, January 19th, 2015: 2:00 – 3:00 pm, BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, Diamond Family Lecture Theatre]Read more...
2015/01 Dr. Mel Krajden VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail: B.C. medical researchers offer treatment by prevention for hepatitis C.
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2014/12 Dr. David Granville A drug to help stop wrinkles and aging? UBC scientists raising hopes. This discovery occurred when UBC professor David Granville was investigating the role of Granzyme B in atherosclerosis and heart attacks.
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2014/12 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Dana (Kyluik) Price [TITLE: THE EFFECTS OF POLYMER-MEDIATED IMMUNOCAMOUFLAGE ON ALLORECOGNITION OF BLOOD CELLS]
2014/11 Congratulations to Dr. Wan Lam, this year’s recipients of UBC’s Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring. Read more...
2014/11 Dr. James Hudson, Professor Emeritus at University of British Columbia's Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine has published a new book: "Viruses in our farms: how industrial farming creates pathogenic viruses" Read more..
2014/11 Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology, sought to develop a synthetic antidote that would work with all heparins used in clinics.
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2014/11 Dr. Evica Rajcan-Separovic has taken on the challenge of finding genetic causes for intellectual disabilities. Photo: Martin Dee
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2014/10 Dr. Samuel Aparicio Breast cancer researcher Dr. Samuel Aparicio has been named the winner of the fifth annual Aubrey J. Tingle Prize.
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2014/10 Dr. Andrew Weng Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Weng on receiving the 2013 Bernard and Francine Dorval Prize by Canadian Cancer Society!
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2014/10 Dr. Hanh Huynh was recently awarded the Ho Chi Minh City’s Badge which represents the highest honor award from the President of People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
2014/09 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Jesse Olson [TITLE: Regulation and Transport of Apolipoprotein A-I into the Central Nervous System and Therapeutic Potential in Alzheimer’s Disease]
2014/09 Dr. Victor Ling Dr. Victor Ling has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
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2014/09 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Sophie Stukas [TITLE: Regulation and Transport of Apolipoprotein A-I into the Central Nervous System and Therapeutic Potential in Alzheimer’s Disease]
2014/09 Dr. David Granville has been inducted into the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada
2014/09 Dr. Ian Mackenzie was this year's plenary speaker at the XVIII International Congress of Neuropathology, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September 14-18, 2014. This meeting is only held once every 4 years.
2014/09 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Ashish Marwaha [TITLE: Genetic Variants in the IL-2 Pathway Disrupt the Immune Balance between Regulatory T Cells and Th17 Cells in Human Type 1 Diabetes]
2014/09 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Ivy Hsu [TITLE: Serpina3n accelerates wound closure in a murine model of diabetic wound healing]
2014/08 Want to know more about the role your pathologist plays in your healthcare? Here’s your opportunity to ask a Canadian pathologist. MyPathologist.ca website is now up and running.
2014/07 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Momir Bosiljcic [TITLE: Myeloid-derived suppressor cell accumulation in secondary target organs promotes metastatic growth in breast cancer ]
2014/07 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Emily Vucic [TITLE: Multi-omics Characterization of the Molecular Effects of Smoking and Chronic Inflammation on the Lung ]
2014/07 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Erica Osbourne [TITLE: EPI-002 and Enzalutamide Combination Therapy as a Potential Therapeutic Benefit for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients]
2014/07 Dr. Mike Allard is the recipient of the Canadian Association of Pathologists/Association Canadienne des Pathologistes (CAP/ACP) William Boyd Lectureship Award, given at the annual meeting in Toronto on July 13. 2014.
2014/07 Examining Canada’s scientific footprint “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”. The country’s second-most cited scientist is Dr. Marco Marra; Dr. Randy Gascoyne and Dr. Ian Mackenzie are in the top 20.
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2014/07 Dr. Arun Garg recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award
2014/06 Doyle, Patrick - Recipients of the 2014 Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
2014/06 Dr. Christian Steidl Dr. Steidl - Recipients of the 2014 UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Basic Research.
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2014/06 Comprehensive Exam - Student: Rolinda Carter
2014/06 Faculty of Medicine instructor Hanh Huynh fled Vietnam 34 years ago. Now he is introducing UBC medical students to his homeland through a clinical elective.
2014/05 Hogg, James: 2014 Order of British Columbia
2014/05 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Anna Meredith
2014/05 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Seti Boroomand
2014/05 Dr. Bruce McManus Media Release | May 12, 2014 UBC scientists find new way to mobilize immune system against viruses.
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2014/04 The Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is proud to announce that it has received the Peter Larkin Award in recognition for its Graduate Program.
2014/04 Knowledge Translation Course 2014/2015 [First Workshop: APRIL 9 - 10, 2014]
2014/04 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Clara Westwell-Roper
2014/04 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Jason Hung
2014/04 Dr. Mari DeMarco Congratulations to Dr. Mari DeMarco on receiving the 2014 Nelly Auersperg Award from the Women's Health Research Institute.
2014/04 MSc DEFENCE - Samantha Hansford
2014/04 BC Inherited Arrhythmia Program Hosts: Dr. Tero-Pekka Alastalo, MD, PhD; Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Helsinki,University of Helsinki, Finland “Next Generation Genetic Diagnostics of Hereditary Cardiovascular Diseases: From Challenges to Solutions” [April 2, 2014]
2014/03 CBR Graduate Student Awards; $15,000 (non-renewable). This competitive award is available to 6 MSc or PhD students under the supervision of a CBR PI. Application Deadline: April 21, 2014
2014/03 Workspace app (login is CWL): http://www.it.ubc.ca/sites/it.ubc.ca/files/UBC-Workspace-Getting-Started.pdf; Page 7, Server: workspace.ubc.ca, Username: CWL login, Password: CWL password
2014/03 Policy #81 (Use of Teaching Materials in a UBC Credit Course) We are pleased that the Board of Governors has recently approved a policy that we believe supports instructors in what is, and will continue to be, a rapidly changing learning environment. Policy #81 (Use of Teaching Materials in a UBC Credit Course) has four core elements: 1. It confirms that teaching materials are owned by the UBC instructors who create them. 2. It supports, but does not require, sharing and collaboration by enabling UBC instructors to use and revise the teaching materials developed by their UBC colleagues in UBC credit courses without the administrative burden of seeking and recording explicit permissions. 3. It encourages, but does not require, UBC instructors to share their teaching materials freely and openly beyond the borders of UBC using open source licensing. 4. It recognizes that, in certain situations, UBC instructors may prefer that their teaching materials not be used across UBC, and therefore enables them to restrict such use.
2014/03 UBC IT is pleased to announce the official launch of UBC Workspace, UBC’s first dedicated file sharing service. To start using Workspace, please visit https://workspace.ubc.ca and login with your EAD credentials (for most users, this is your Campus-Wide Login credentials). If you have trouble accessing the service, please contact the IT Service Centre at 604.822.2008.
2014/02 Canada’s largest integrated brain centre officially opens
2014/02 Noble, Michael: Leadership in Quality
2014/02 Dr. Elizabeth Bryce, a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Dr. Yassi, are helping South Africa implement occupational health guidelines developed by the World Health Organization (WHO)
2014/02 UBC helps expand diabetes clinical trial network; Dr. Rusung Tan will launch a clinical trial of a drug now used for psoriasis.
2014/02 Feb 18, 2014 - Vancouver Sun: Dr. Christian Steidl, a scientist at the BC Cancer Agency and a professor in the University of British Columbia’s Department of Pathology. New B.C. research lays the groundwork for personalized cancer treatment....
2014/02 Dr. Gerald Krystal Jane Macdougall: What does cancer eat? Sugar, mostly, and other lessons from my dinner with a professor of pathology.
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2014/01 Dr. David Vocadlo: "Chemical biology of the O-GlcNAc post-translational modification: from probes to Alzheimer disease." [Wednesday, January 29th; 12-1pm | LSC3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, B.C.]
2014/01 The 3rd Annual Norman Bethune Symposium, The Centre for Blood Research [Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC]
2014/01 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Eugene Chu
2014/01 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Bryant Harbourne
2014/01 Dr. Blake Gilks Congratulations to Dr. Blake Gilks on being awarded a 2014 UBC Killam Research Prize.
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2014/01 Discounted Pricing for Adobe Software Offered to all UBC Staff and Faculty.
2013/12 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Xin Ye
2013/12 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Lisa Shouning Ang
2013/12 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Naniye Cetinbas
2013/11 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Suzanne Yuen Shan Cheng
2013/11 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Amal Mohammad El-Naggar
2013/11 PhD DEFENCE - Student: Daven C H Tai
2013/10 MSc DEFENCE - Student: Sarah Neil
2013/10 MSc DEFENCE - Student: DeAnna Zanet
2013/10 Yip, Stephen Congratulations to Dr. Stehpen Yip for his success in receiving the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Mentored Clinical Scientist Award.
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2013/10 Dr. Bruce Verchere Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Verchere on receiving a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to diabetes research.
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2013/10 Dr. Christian Steidl Congratulations to Dr. Christian Steidl for receiving New Investigator Salary CIHR Award 2013!
2013/10 Dr. Sohrab Shah Congratulations to Dr. Sohrab Shah for winning the UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence category for Early Career!
2013/10 Dr. Sohrab Shah Congratulations to Dr. Sohrab Shah who were appointed as Canada Research Chair in Computational Cancer Genomics!
2013/10 Dr. Jacqueline Quandt Congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Quandt, the recipient of an MS Society of Canada Donald Paty Career Development Award!