Congratulations CIHR Project Grant Recipients!

Congratulations to the BC Children’s and BC Women’s investigators who were awarded funding through the highly competitive Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Fall 2019 competition. Our research community received more than $8 million in new research and bridge grants. Many of the investigators who were successful in this competition benefited from the expertise of Dr. Dawn McArthur,…
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Twelve outstanding BC Cancer researchers have received significant grants totalling over $4.6 million from the federal government. The funding provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will allow them and their teams to pursue research breakthroughs in cancer, leading to a better understanding of cancer and improved outcomes. The below are the recipients from the 2019 Fall Project…
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Patrick Keeling, a botanist who studies protists, single-celled organisms with a complex evolutionary history, has been awarded UBC’s top research accolade, the Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize. Keeling‘s work has uncovered clues into the evolution of the parasites that cause diseases such as malaria, as well as provided a better understanding of coral biology. He has discovered a number of…
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DMCBH Scientists among Top 100,000 Cited Researchers Worldwide

New research is always exciting, but in order to spread the word about new findings, papers need to be accepted and published in academic journals. The number of citations a researcher has under their belt from these publications is one way they’re judged when it comes to academic opportunities like grant applications. Despite the wide-spread use of citation metrics, they’re…
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UBC researchers have been awarded $36.6M for 58 projects at the university and its affiliated health authority research centres through the Project Grant: Fall 2019 Competition from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). As CIHR’s largest funding program, the Project Grant competitions support multi-year grants for researchers at various stages in their careers as they conduct research projects that cover the full…
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Dr. Elizabeth Simpson Awarded Fighting Blindness Research Grant

Using gene therapy to treat congenital blindness Aniridia is an eye disorder where the iris, the coloured part of the eye, is partially or completely absent. Individuals with aniridia usually have low vision from birth and develop glaucoma and cataracts, which can lead to blindness. Current treatments may slow the progression of aniridia, but there are currently no cures or…
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Over the past five years, the Travel Awards provided by the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) have been supporting the ongoing professional development of Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF) and Research Associates (RA). This year, CBR is delighted to expand this funding opportunity to graduate trainees. Up to $1,000 is awarded for PDFs and RAs, while up to $500 is awarded for…
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Twenty-six research excellence clusters led by researchers on the Vancouver campus will be funded through the Research Excellence Clusters initiative in 2020/21. These clusters are inter-departmental networks of researchers at UBC who collectively represent leaders in a particular field of study. Clusters are recognized as either established or emerging depending on multiple factors relating to their developmental stage and funding…
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Congratulations to Dr. Ly Vu who has been awarded a three-year Basic/Translational Fellow to Faculty Award from the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Vu received funding of $125,000 USD for her research, “Uncovering the Role of CNOT poly(A) deadenylation in Acute Myeloid Leukemia.” The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recognized 39 recipients for the 2020 Scholar Awards. One of ASH’s…
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New SickKids-CIHR Award to Fund Research into Rare Form of ASD

New funding from a partnership of SickKids Hospital and the CIHR Institute for Human Development, Child and Youth Health will support Dr. Annie Ciernia’s (pictured) research into the epigenetic mechanisms driving changes in the brains of kids with a rare form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and epilepsy. The funding, in the form of a New Investigator Grant, will support Dr. Ciernia’s…
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