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Roger died peacefully in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital surrounded by love. He showed strength and grace throughout his courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease, and that will remain a cherished and final gift for his family.
In life Roger was always willing to swim against the current, and until his death he remained authentic to his true nature, with humour and passion.
Roger received his medical degree from McGill University, and did his Pediatric residency at Montreal Children’s Hospital before joining the Department of Pediatrics at UBC in 1968.
Roger enjoyed a rich and varied medical career, with a special interest in adolescent medicine and eating disorders. He was an internationally recognized health visionary in standards of practice, curriculum development and research.
Roger received the Order of BC in 1998, and in 2010 the Canadian Pediatric Society honored him with Alan Ross Award, which recognizes lifelong excellence in the fields of pediatric research, education, healthcare and advocacy. His incomparable contributions to individual lives, to community and to society will always be remembered and paid forward for years to come.
Dr. Brian Lupton passed away peacefully in North Vancouver on December 19, 2015 at the age of 63.
Brian will be deeply missed by his fiancée Susan Tolley, his daughters Keeva (Cameron) and Nareela, his sister Marjorie Glavin (Ronnie), friend and mother of their children Bonnie, and extended family and lifelong friends.
Brian was born in Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada in the 1980’s. He dedicated his life to his work as a Neonatologist at BC Children’s Hospital in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Along with his passion for work, he was an avid runner, lover of music and books and lifelong traveler. Above all, he was an incredible father and friend.
Our very own residents Anas Manouzi, Haley deVries, and Victoria Cook have been featured on the Faculty of Medicine’s website for the excellence they have achieved in developing a resident-led clinical simulation curriculum. Simulations give trainees the opportunity to practice until perfect so they will fully ready to handle real patient emergencies. As Anas puts it, “simulation is a very powerful tool.”
A few years ago, residents would participate in ten to twelve simulations over their entire residency. That number has now tripled to about thirty simulations, performed every Tuesday afternoon during the academic half day. Participants in the program report an improvement in their performance, and have shown better handling of emergencies with their additional training.
Thank you to the Faculty and Residents who have endeavoured and persevered to continuously improve the level of training the Department of Pediatrics delivers.
To read the full article featured on the UBC Faculty of Medicine website, please click here.
The Fall 2015 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:
- PT&N Committee update
- Fever and Neutropenia Guidelines and Update
- Buprenorphine in Pregnancy and Lactation
- Tricyclic Antidepressant Poisoning and Current Controversies
- Research, Education, and Awards
Click here to view the Fall 2015 Edition online
On November 5th and 6th, join us at the Vaccinology Research Symposium at the Child and Family Research Institute to celebrate Dr. Scheifele’s 38 years of dedication to improving health through prevention of infections. Throughout his career, Dr. Scheifele’s contributions to research have garnered prestigious recognition. Career highlights include being inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada and receiving the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
This symposium will cover topics such as vaccine preventable disease surveillance, measles elimination and vaccine safety. Participation in the Symposium is free and can be attended in person or via live web-cast. Registration is required to attend the session and we recommend registering early as space is limited. Please visit www.caire.ca for more details.
The Summer 2015 edition of the Pharmacy Informer has just been released with important updates and highlights from the Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC, Department of Pharmacy.
Please take a moment to read through the 2015 Summer Edition.
You can also find a copy of the previous fall’s edition by following this link.
The Janusz Korczak Association of Canada and the UBC Faulty of Education are proud to present the Janusz Korczak Lecture Series, commencing September 29th, 2015.
Dr. Korczak was a paediatrician, an author, and a champion of child rights who perished during the Holocaust. The life of this moral exemplar is well-documented in Betty Jean Lifton’s biography The King of Children. Dr. Korczak has become an international symbol of the fight for social justice and rights for vulnerable children, and his theories have inspired, amongst numerous advocate groups, the UN Convention of Rights of the Child.
“How to Love a Child” lecture series is devoted to key issues crucial to the well-being and rights of children and young people today. Many speakers and panelists in the lecture series are long time champions of children’s rights themselves, with representatives from the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Arts at UBC, the University of Victoria, McGill University, and The BC Children’s Hospital.
The six-part lecture series will be presented from Sept 29, 2015 – Apr 6, 2016 at the UBC Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. For a detailed lecture schedule, please click here.
Beautiful blue skies and the scent of Po’boy brisket set the stage for this years residents welcome BBQ. Faculty, staff, and senior residents were present to extend a warm welcome to the first year residents. Bread was broken as stories of residency were shared, advice was dished out, and all were reminded it eventually gets better! After the seriousness, everyone let loose at the photo booth, striking odd poses and making funny faces.
Thank you to the Department of Paediatrics Education team who made this event possible!
April 23rd, 2015- Congratulations to Dr. Judith Hall (former UBC and BCCH head of paediatrics) who has been named one of the 2015 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame inductees. This prestigious honour is bestowed upon medical heroes to recognize and celebrate their contributions to the advancements in health sciences.
An exemplary clinical investigator and passionate international thought leader in her field, Judith G. Hall is a pediatrician and geneticist, specializing in the genetic factors that affect children’s growth. With more than 325 publications, Dr. Hall has been at the international forefront of genetics and pediatrics for more than four decades. Her particular interests include human congenital anomalies including neural tube defects, connective tissue disorders such as arthrogryposis and dwarfism, and disorders resulting in short stature. Data from her research is available in the Handbook of Physical Measurements, an essential resource for physicians worldwide.
Dr. Hall has clarified medical understanding of how folic acid helps reduce birth defects and has developed new ways to classify dwarfism and other abnormalities. As head of paediatrics at UBC and BC Children’s Hospital, Dr. Hall worked with physicians to develop guidelines for care of common disorders, and with lay groups to explain genetic disease that helped parents choose among the available care options.
To read more about Dr. Hall, please visit the CMHF website