Karin Humphries, Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiology, and Leonard Foster, Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, have been awarded the 2018 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Researcher Awards. The awards will be presented at Building the Future: Faculty of Medicine Research Trainee Day & Lecture Series on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Paetzold Lecture Theatre and Atrium at Vancouver…
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The foundation for good health begins at the earliest stages of life. It starts with the reproductive health of parents and then continues throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and into the early years of life. This period is associated with numerous health challenges for both mother and baby. Solid evidence is needed to provide the highest quality care to pregnant women, newborns…
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Members of the Faculty of Medicine community have been nominated for the 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. In its 36th year and recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. Nominees are recognized by category. The nominees were announced ahead of International Women’s Day which takes place…
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Once a year, the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) provides travel awards to Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates to aid in their travel to conferences and academic events. Any UBC Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate is eligible to apply, provided they have not received an award within the last year. Each award offers up to $1,000 to supplement other funding…
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LifeSciences BC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 21st Annual LifeSciences BC Awards, presented by FARRIS. These awards are presented annually to recognize talented individuals and organizations that represent the life sciences ecosystem in B.C. which includes; academia, health institutions, research & development, SMEs, government and industry. The award winners represent the full spectrum from discovery to commercialization, underscoring…
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Dr. Jerilynn Prior Awarded 2019 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize

Internationally recognized women’s health researcher Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior becomes the tenth recipient of MSFHR’s Aubrey J. Tingle Prize. Created in honour of MSFHR’s founding president & CEO, the Aubrey J. Tingle Prize is awarded annually to a BC-based clinician scientist whose work in health research is internationally recognized and has had a significant impact on advancing research – and its implementation –…
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On February 11, 2019, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO announced the 21st International Award For Women in Science, which honours outstanding women scientists from all over the world. These exceptional women are recognised for the excellence of their research in the fields of material science, mathematics and computer science. Their achievements will…
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The CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) in partnership with the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH); Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR); Institute of Infection and Immunity (III); Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH); Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA); and Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) is pleased…
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FHS professor Mark Brockman is one of three SFU researchers who has received a project grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) fall 2018 competition. Brockman and his team will examine how human T cells can be used to target latent HIV infection, bridging recent advances in cancer therapy with renewed efforts to achieve an HIV cure. Combination antiretroviral therapy…
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Two members of the UBC Faculty of Medicine have been recognized with UBC Killam Research Prizes for their outstanding research and scholarly contributions, including: Shoukat Dedhar Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Dr. Shoukat Dedhar’s research focuses on cancer biology and cell adhesion mechanisms, particularly on in vivo approaches to cancer treatment. Timothy Kieffer Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences Dr. Timothy Kieffer’s…
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