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Dr. Dianna Louie is one of the recipients of the inaugural UBC Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Wellness Award that honours faculty and staff members in Postgraduate Medical Education who demonstrate leadership in resident wellness. All residents across the province were invited to nominate a staff or faculty member for the award. This award recognizes faculty and staff members at any site across the province who:
– display commitment to promoting and advocating for a healthy residency experience;
– consider all aspects of a resident’s well-being;
– lead by example and model wellness in daily life;
– take a leadership role in influencing the culture of wellness in their department/program.
“Dr. Louie goes above and beyond for the pediatric residents, and is more than deserving for this award. She is our staff, our mentor, and most importantly, a strong advocate for the resident body.” – Resident
“Over the last 2 years that Dr. Dianna Louie has been staff, she has shown continued dedication and commitment to resident well-being. She is the staff liaison for the pediatric wellness initiative, and provides staff support for the quarterly ice-cream rounds, and the bi-annual wellness dinners. More recently, she hosted a wellness journal club and organized yoga for 60 residents in the park.” – Resident
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The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) has awarded Dr. Daniel Metzger the DR. HARVEY GUYDA EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD.
CSEM will be recognizing Dr. Metzger’s excellence in teaching and his significant contribution to the teaching of endocrinology on:
October 29, 2016
12:45PM – 1:30PM
Westin Ottawa, Governor General III
Congratulations to Dr. Metzger!
Pavan was born and raised in Vancouver. He completed medical school at the University of Sydney. From there, he went on to complete his pediatric residency at the University of Saskatchewan at Royal University Hospital. Thereafter, he returned to Vancouver where he completed his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at BC Children’s Hospital. His areas of interest include critical care, resuscitation, and point of care ultrasound in the emergency department. Outside of work, Pavan enjoys hiking and exploring local parks with his wife and 2 kids. He is thrilled to join the team at BC Children’s Hospital.
Welcome Dr. Judge!
The Vancouver Summer Program in Medicine is a unique opportunity for aspiring health professionals to learn with their peers from around the world. Having over 140 medical students from 11 countries and 30 different universities leads to an enriching environment that develops culturally sensitive physicians and scientists. This international aspect allows our leading clinical and research medical center at UBC and BC Children’s to improve worldwide health care practices through innovative knowledge translation.
Mixed Learning Methodology
The Vancouver Summer Program in medicine prides itself in its mixed methodology teaching style, allowing for multi-faceted growth in students. Not only do students hear lectures from leading academic clinicians, but every concept taught has a practical, hands-on application during group-based workshops. This group-learning environment fosters critical thinking as students create self-developed research projects, presented at the end of the course. During the clinical course, students actively learn how to do physical examinations, accumulating in a high-fidelity simulation lab experience.
Being situated in a high traffic hospital means that students not only hear, but also observe the real-time action that occurs in a health care center, enriching the learning experience. Students see first hand how the concepts taught in the classroom apply to the real-world setting. We believe this can teach students skills far beyond what is heard in lecture. To maximize the clinical setting experience of this course, students tour various wards and research labs and observe the day to day running of the hospital.
The summer of 2016 was a monumental year for the program as it almost doubled in size and offered two cohorts due to demand. The Clinical Research and Clinical Skills course is the largest Vancouver Summer Program offered by UBC Medicine. This interest from the around the globe speaks to the course’s caliber for high quality teaching. This year we hosted 140 international students from 30 different universities and engaged over 30 physician educators and scientists from BC Children’s Hospital, BC Children’s Research Institute and UBC.
For more information, see: https://vancouversummerprogram.ubc.ca/
The Spring 2016 edition of the Pharmacy Informer is hot off the press!
The Pharmacy Informer is a quarterly newsletter that contains important updates and highlights from the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC, Department of Pharmacy.
The Fall edition includes:
- Medication Use in Lactation Resources
- Empiric Antimicrobial Guidelines Update
- Chlorpromazine Injection
- FloraBABY® for NEC Prevention
Dr. Wong joined the department in September as Clinical Faculty in the Division of Neonatology.
Jonathan was born and raised in Vancouver and moved to Ontario for his studies. He completed his paediatric residency at Queen’s University and a Neonatal-Perinatal medicine fellowship at the University of Toronto.
In terms of academic interests, he is focusing on using medical simulation for quality improvement and education. Currently, he is completing a masters in health practitioner teacher education.
Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys running and rock climbing. Most of all, he enjoys simply spending time with his wife, 2 year old son, and fur-child (dog).
He is excited to return to Vancouver and contribute to the place where he was cared for as a preterm infant many years ago.
Welcome Dr. Wong!
Dr. Manish Sadarangani will be joining the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Medical Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center at CFRI.
He completed his DPhil with the Oxford Vaccine Group in the UK, developing novel vaccine candidates for protection against group B meningococcal disease, and completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Vancouver in 2013 before returning to Oxford.
He has been involved in development and evaluation of meningococcal vaccines from pre-clinical studies through to phase 1 trials and meningococcal disease epidemiology. Current research interests include meningococcal disease, childhood meningitis and encephalitis, the microbiota and antimicrobial stewardship.
Dr. Dedhar was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and completed her Undergraduate education at McGill University in Montreal.
She then returned to Vancouver to complete both medical school and my residency training in Paediatrics through the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Dedhar is an outdoor enthusiast, which makes Vancouver the perfect home. On her days off you will usually find her hiking, skiing or running by the water.
Jacqueline obtained her Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmacy and MD degrees at the University of Toronto, and subsequently completed her paediatric residency training here at BC Children’s hospital in June 2014. She went on to pursue a paediatric infectious diseases fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, which she completed in June 2016. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Health Research Methodology through McMaster University, with a research interest in antimicrobial stewardship.
Prior to starting her locum, Jacqueline was also recently married this past July. During her free time she enjoys baking, travelling and running. She is very excited to be back by the Oceanside and mountains.
Dr. Lee won the Canadian Paediatric Society Mental Health Section Award for the best poster submitted by a resident/fellow in the field of mental health. The poster presentation was on HEARTSMAP.
The Mental Health Section is a network for paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and other health professionals who want to meet and exchange information about best practices for children and youth with mental health issues. The section is a forum for discussion, dissemination and advocacy, making recommendations through the CPS to promote the healthy development of children and youth.
The judges gave Dr. Lee high scores in every category and stated that her presentation was excellent overall.