A number of faculty of medicine researchers have been awarded funding through the 2020 MSFHR Convening and Collaborating (C2) and Reach competitions. The funding will create pathways from research evidence to impact and help ensure that cutting-edge health research can directly improve the health of British Columbians and B.C.’s health system. The C2 program is designed to bring together researchers and research users…
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Innovate BC announced $900,000 awarded for three BC research projects. The funding, through Innovate BC’s Ignite program, accelerates the commercialization of the following three cleantech, mining and biotech projects.   Oncologists are challenged to identify which patients will benefit from immune-based cancer therapies. TRIUMF’s Dr. Paul Schaffer and ARTMS’ Dr. Michael Cross (with BC Cancer and Lawson Health Research Institute)…
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Congratulations to Liam MacPhee (Kuchenbauer Lab) who has been awarded a 2020 Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS M) for his research entitled “Investigating the anti-leukemic effects of the tumor-suppressor microRNA-204 in acute myeloid leukemia”. The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s (CGS M) program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly…
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UBC biologist Dr. Ben Matthews is a recipient of a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship, an award which celebrates top early career researchers. Matthews heads a UBC lab that studies the genetics, genomics and behavior of mosquitoes, which are considered some of the deadliest animals in the world due to their ability to transmit the pathogens that cause malaria, Zika, dengue and yellow…
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The theme of the sixth annual International Day of Women in Science is “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.” In recognition of the day, The LSI is proud to honour the work of Dr. Natalie Strynadka, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, who is both leading and co-leading on two separate grants funded by the federal…
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CRPBC Receives the Clinical Trials BC Service Award for 2020

I joined CHÉOS and the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) in 2017. I provide project management support to CHÉOS and CTN investigators. I enjoy providing research support to new investigators and helping guide them through the process of developing their research ideas into research studies and clinical trials. Previously, I worked as a Research Coordinator at the Vaccine Evaluation…
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This $1,500 award has been endowed by B.C. Medical Devices Association for a graduate student entering the School of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculties of Applied Science and Medicine. It is made on the recommendation of the Faculty in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Abdo Elhosary is working with SBME Associate Professor Dr. Guy Dumont. Elhosary’s current…
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This annual award was established in 2017 to recognize the contributions of staff, faculty and students toward community engagement and outreach in the Faculty of Science. This year, a new award category was established to recognize Distinction in Science Communication and Policy Impact.  This has been awarded to professor Caroline Colijn for her research in mathematical epidemiology and evolutionary biology…
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Dr. Carolina Tropini, an Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been named a Distinguished Investigator by the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. The award will provide each of four groups of researchers with US$1.5M in funding over a three-year period to pursue projects in health, disease and technology centred on…
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Congratulations to Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, who was recently named a Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE)! Announced at the 11th World Biomaterials Congress in December 2020, Dr. Kizhakkedathu is one of three Canadian professors who have been inducted as Fellows, a recognition that celebrates the researchers’ outstanding contributions to biomaterials research, education, and service. Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu The honorary designation of “Fellow, Biomaterials Science and…
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