Two Faculty of Medicine researchers are successful co-applicants on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grants special COVID initiative grants. These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities to inform decision-making from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. This latest round of funding from SSHRC includes 111 new grants totalling more than $2.5 million.
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Dr. Claudia Krebs has been elected to fellowship in the American Association for Anatomy (AAA), which recognizes distinguished members who demonstrate excellence in science and make extraordinary contributions to the anatomical sciences. A pioneer in medical education, Dr. Claudia Krebs, Professor of Teaching in the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, is redefining neuroscience education –…
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Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Withers for receiving a 2020 Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). This annual MSFHR program provides funding to health researchers to help advance their discoveries and inventions towards practical application of health care products and technology. The projects receiving funding aim to improve health outcomes, enrich the health innovation ecosystem in B.C., strengthen the knowledge…
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Dr. Lucia Nappi (MD, PhD) has received a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 2020 Health Professional-Investigator Award for her project “Moving towards a biology-based care model in germ cell tumours.” Testicular germ cell tumours (GTCs) are the most frequent solid tumours in young men. Current methods to detect GCTs rely on a CT scan and blood work for tumour…
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Eight members from the Faculty of Medicine have received awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) 2020 Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) and Health Professional-Investigator (HPI) programs.  Funding from the MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization program will support researchers to advance their discoveries or inventions towards practical application, resulting in products or technologies that improve health outcomes and enrich B.C.‘s health innovation ecosystem. …
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UBC biologist Dr. Patrick Keeling will receive the 2021 Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal. The medal, awarded every three years by the National Academy of Sciences, recognizes excellence in research on marine or freshwater algae. Keeling is a leading expert in the study of single-cell organisms known as protists and in algal diversity. His research has given insights into the role of…
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The 2020 Innovation to Commercialization and Health Professional-Investigator awardees are advancing health research towards practical applications, improving patient care, and developing made-in-BC technologies. We are British Columbia’s health research funding agency. Our programs are designed to develop, retain, and attract the people whose research improves the health of British Columbians, addresses health system priorities, creates jobs, and adds to the…
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Janice Eng Appointed to UBC’s Highest Faculty Honour

Dr. Janice Eng, a professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of physical therapy and DMCBH associate member, has been awarded with UBC’s highest honour conferred on a faculty member. A University Killam Professorship recognizes exceptional teachers and researchers who are leaders in their fields, and who have received international recognition for their talents and achievements. Dr. Eng is a world leader in stroke…
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John Challis, adjunct professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), was named to the Order of Canada in late December for his foundational contributions to health sciences research. During his storied career he has illuminated the role of fetal development in onset of disease, advocated for enhanced collaboration and funding in health sciences research, championed the rapid mobilization of innovative research…
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UBC Pharm Sci professor Dr. Helen Burt, PhD’80, has been appointed an Officer (O.C) of the Order of Canada together with 61 other new appointees across Canada, many of whom are current, emeritus, and former UBC faculty members. The announcement on December 30, 2020 includes 1 Companion (C.C.), 13 Officers, and 47 Members (C.M.). Dr. Burt is a Professor at…
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