Dr. Harry Brumer, Professor at the Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Chemistry, has won funding from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research’s (MSFHR) Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program for the project, “A GlycoCaged Drug Delivery System To Improve The Treatment Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease“. Dr. Brumer and colleagues have developed a new approach to link anti-inflammatory steroids to…
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Six Canadian medical heroes are inducted annually to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Their work may be a single meritorious contribution or a lifetime of superior accomplishments. Pioneers in their field, they are role models of excellence in health in Canada and the world. Introducing our 2020 Inductees… Harvey Max Chochinov PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University…
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Dr. Perry Kendall, a clinical professor at the UBC faculty of medicine’s School of Population and Public Health, was recently appointed to the Order of Canada. He is one of 83 new appointments to the Order for 2019. Governor General Julie Payette made the announcement in June. Kendall, also the co-interim executive director at the BC Centre on Substance Use, received the…
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UBC medical student Adam Ramzy is one of 17 recipients of the 2019 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award. The award — which honours second-year medical students from across the nation — recognizes those with an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge. “I am extremely grateful for the support of…
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Dr. Megan Levings, a world leader in the field of immunology and a respected mentor and visionary at BC Children’s Hospital, has been awarded the 2019 Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship. The Hammond Lectureship is BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute’s highest honour. Named for Dr. Geoffrey Hammond, the Research Institute’s first scientific director, this award is given to a senior investigator…
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BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Awards and the 2019 BCCHR Studentships and Fellowships. Outstanding Achievement Awards The Outstanding Achievement Awards recognize trainee achievements in research aimed at improving the health and well-being of children and families. This year’s recipients are: Outstanding Achievement Award by an Undergraduate Student Jeff Holmes, Karakochuk…
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Poul Sorensen, a UBC professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, has been awarded the 2019 Bloom Burton Award, recently presented at a gala in Toronto. Sorensen, a molecular pathologist and cancer biologist specializing in the genetics and biology of pediatric cancers, also received a $25,000 prize for being named a finalist for the award. The annual award honours…
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Congratulations to Dr. Liisa Galea, distinguished university scholar and professor in the department of psychology, for receiving the Convening & Collaborating (C2) award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Dr. Liisa Galea and Shirley Weir, research user co-lead and founder of Menopause Chicks—along with a host of interdisciplinary collaborators—will be using this award to host a Women’s Health Conference, Brain Exchange: Engaging Inter-disciplinary Perspectives to Support Women’s…
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Eighteen 2019 Convening & Collaborating (C2) awards and eight 2019 Reach awards have been awarded to teams across BC. These awards are designed to foster collaboration between researchers and research users, support the co-development of research questions and the dissemination of research evidence. Research knowledge is most likely to be applied when it is informed by those who will use…
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2019 Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

The Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award is given annually to a Centre for Blood Research (CBR) member in memory of Dr. Neil Mackenzie, a former postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Dieter Brömme’s lab. Dr. Mackenzie served as an outstanding mentor and inspired others with his enthusiasm, kindness, and selflessness. Since 2015, CBR has recognized individuals who demonstrated significant contributions and excellence in mentorship…
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