Our goal is to obtain new information about “autophagy” that could help to improve breast cancer outcomes. Autophagy is a novel recycling process in all cells that may affect tumour development and tumour responses to therapy. However, findings to date have come primarily from experimental models that may not be indicative of patients’ cells. We will now address this gap…
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The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) has announced its latest Foundation Grants and five members of the Faculty of Medicine are among the awardees. A total of nine researchers from UBC attracted a combined $23.4m. CIHR Foundation Grant Recipients: The five UBC Faculty of Medicine recipients and their project titles are: Michael Hayden, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics Novel Approaches Directed…
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Continuing their longstanding tradition of partnering to fund high quality Canadian prostate cancer research, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and The Movember Foundation today announced two new projects with very real potential to make a tangible difference in the lives of men living with aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Dr. Amina Zoubeidi is one of the recipients, for a project to…
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Dr. Mark Harrison Receives Scholar Award from MSFHR

CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Mark Harrison was among the 20 B.C.-based health researchers that received 2017 Scholar Awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). The MSFHR Scholar Program supports the development of B.C.’s research talent by providing salary support to scientists who are building strong research programs and training new scientists. “With this award I will be studying ways to provide better…
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Dr. Chris Overall Wins 2017 HUPO Award

Dr. Chris Overall, a leading scientist at the Centre for Blood Research (CBR), won the 2017 Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO), along with recipient Dr. Ileana Cristea from Princeton University. This award will be presented at HUPO 2017 in Dublin, Ireland, where Dr. Overall will present a talk. Launched in 2001, HUPO is an…
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This week, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research announced the recipients of their Scholar and Research Trainee Awards. These grants go towards furthering the MSFHR’s mission to fund innovative and promising research in British Columbia. Many ICORDians have benefited from this support. This year, one Investigator and five postdocs from ICORD have won MSFHR Awards! Dr. Heather Gainforth, an ICORD Investigator…
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MSFHR Funds 53 Exceptional Health Researchers

MSFHR has announced 53 funding-award recipients (20 Scholars and 33 Research Trainees) from across the lower mainland, Prince George, Kelowna and Victoria. These award recipients, selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, represent a bright future for health research in British Columbia. “We are thrilled that with the support of our award partners we are able to offer funding…
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Congratulations to Dr. Keith Walley, Director of the HLI, for winning the Providence Health Care Research and Mission Award! This award is given out annually in recognition of a scientist who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence health Care while conducting outstanding research. Dr. Walley received the award at the Annual Providence Health Care Research Institute Research Day on…
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Dr. Liam Brunham was recently announced as a recipient of the Canada’s Top 40 under 40 Award for 2017. Dr. Brunham is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at UBC, and an attending physician in the Healthy Heart Program at St. Paul’s Hospital. Founded in 1995 by Caldwell…
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Dr. Janice Leung Wins MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator Award

“This is an emerging public health issue – people with HIV are living longer and surviving thanks to effective treatments. But now we have to consider what the long-term effects of surviving with HIV are and the fact of the matter is that many are suffering from chronic lung diseases.” This quote from Dr. Janice Leung, a respirologist at St. Paul’s…
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