Dr. Stan Floresco Receives ACNP Daniel H. Efron Award

The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) announced this week that Dr. Stan Floresco (pictured) is the recpient the 2019 Daniel H. Efron Research Award for excellence in basic research. The Efron Research Award, presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the ACNP in Orlando, Florida, is in recognition of outstanding basic research contributions to neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Floresco is a Professor in the Department of…
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Dr. Leonard Foster‘s students describes him as an outstanding scientist and mentor who cares deeply about his students’ learning, creativity, growing independence, career development, and wellbeing. He engages each individual on their own terms, drawing up their interests and ambitions, and actively seeks out ways or opportunities to help them fulfill these goals. Dr. Foster is consistently described as a…
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The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is very pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grants. This competition was funded thanks to the dedicated support of the BC Women’s Health Foundation. This grant competition provides support for pilot studies in women’s and newborn’s health, which aim to generate preliminary data; test new approaches, methodologies…
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Professor Wilfred Jefferies’ innovative strategies and outstanding inventions that enable cancer immunotherapies and vaccines have been recognized as it was announced that he has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).  Election as a Fellow of the NAI is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to eminent academic inventors Professor Jefferies will be joining a prestigious group…
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Dr. Connie Eaves, a professor of medical genetics at the University of British Columbia and distinguished scientist in the Terry Fox Laboratory at the BC Cancer Agency, has been a pioneer in leukemia and breast cancer research for five decades—so it’s no wonder she received two major accolades this year. In May, Eaves was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall…
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Members of the UBC Faculty of Medicine community have been named to the global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 List. Clarivate Analytics compiles the list, based on highly cited research papers, which are defined as those ranking in the top one per cent by citations in that field and year of publication in the Web of Science. Web of Science is a publisher-neutral…
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Dr. Sophia Frangou, professor and UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Brain Health, has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research. Dr. Sophia Frangou The prize recognizes Dr. Frangou’s impactful research, which has greatly advanced the understanding of the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder, particularly in relation to genetic and familial risk. She has made groundbreaking contributions…
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Dr. Konrad Walus of UBC and industry partner Aspect Biosystems, a leader in clinical 3D bio-printing and human tissue engineering, are developing a turn-key manufacturing platform that will allow for the scaling up of tissue production in a robust and highly repeatable manner. The 3D printed tissues will be used to radically advance the future of drug development, regenerative medicine, and…
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With research ranging from characterizing tree defense mechanisms to identifying calcium channel isoforms, the Michael Smith Laboratories is truly a multidisciplinary unit. Established in 2017 as the ‘Director’s Kickstart Award’, the competition funded is aimed at developing unique and different collaborations, giving researchers a new perspective to their research questions. This award empowers graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members…
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This Fall 2019, 17 researchers begin year-long placements in the federal government and two provincial governments, harnessing their research expertise for the development of policy-based decisions on key issues across Canada. With robust expertise ranging from environmental protection to mental health, the 2019-2020 cohort of the Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship will be instrumental in the continued implementation of innovative…
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