Dr. Bishop is a recipient of the 2018 Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from UBC.
The Clinical Faculty Awards for Excellence in Clinical Teaching recognize Clinical Faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching at a Clinical Academic Campus.
Three awards are available. The awards, presented at the Faculty of Medicine Awards Reception, consist of a certificate and a financial prize of $1,000.
Dr. Bishop is a specialist in Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and he is located out of Victoria General Hospital.
Drs. Kyla Hildebrand and Kristin Houghton were recipients of the award last year.
Congratulations Dr. Bishop!
The UBC Faculty of Medicine’s strategic plan, Building the Future, identifies 21 strategic objectives organized into four pillars: Education, Research, Organization, and Partnership.
To enable investment in advancing the objectives, the Faculty created a Strategic Investment Fund of $2M per year. This Fund was made possible through the Program Budgeting and Marginal Analysis (PBMA) exercise. [MORE]
Congratulations Drs. Allison Eddy, Stuart Turvey, Laura Sly, Soren Gantt, and Shazhan Ahmed!
Dr. Manish Sadarangani is one of the recipients of the 2018 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Program Awards.
Recipients of the award are recognized for their efforts to improve the health of British Columbians. The MSFHR Scholar Program allows early-career researchers to establish an independent research career, build a leading research program, and expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field. address health system priorities, create jobs and grow the knowledge economy.
Congratulations to Dr. Sadarangani!
Congratulations to Dr. Sandy Whitehouse, Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Whitehouse was honoured to receive the Inspiring 50: Canada 2018 Award on Parliament Hill which celebrates inspirational female role models in tech and innovation.
She is also a past Provincial Lead on Youth Health Transition BC, is passionate to improve healthcare by removing stigma and giving patients a voice. A strong advocate for young people and an agent for change, Sandy embraced technology as a means to improve care. The foundation of all her work is that technology needs to work for people, not visa versa. In 2012 she furthered her digital health journey and Co-Founded Tickit Health, with the mission to end medical miscommunication and create a healthcare system that listens. [more]
Congratulations to Dr. Whitehouse!
Dr. Chris Loock was awarded the 2018 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in the Health and Wellness category.
Dr. Loock was nominated last year along with other faculty from the Department of Pediatrics: Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos – Pediatric Endocrinologist, and Dr. Clara van Karnebeek – A Principal Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
Dr. Loock is a Developmental Pediatrician at Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC, is an internationally recognized clinician and researcher in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). [more]
Congratulations to Dr. Loock!
Congratulations to the Department of Pediatrics Workout to Conquer Cancer Team!
Cumulatively they raised $1,462
11 individuals enrolled in the team challenge and made a commitment to be more active this past month.
A big thank you to the team that worked so hard to help us honor the long service of Wendy Cannon to the Department of Pediatrics.
Sabrina Gill, BSN, of the Youth Health Clinic in the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine was recognized for her exemplary work over the years with the Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice on May 8, 2018!
Sabrina has made many contributions over many years in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. With enthusiasm (and not a small amount of humour) she has led and guided the development of the Youth Advisory Committee for BC Children’s Hospital (YAC) has engaged many adolescent patients with chronic medical conditions, and their parents, to provide guidance in creating a youth friendly environment for young people at BC Children’s.
Youth from YAC have made presentations at national medical conferences to educate physicians and others on the challenges of transitioning from the pediatric to the adult medical systems with the burden of living with a chronic medical condition. Sabrina has been their guide through this journey. Her work in leading YAC was crucial in the highly successful recognition of BC Children’s by Accreditation Canada in demonstrating patient and family engagement.
Sabrina has been a strong advocate for interdisciplinary care and fostered close collaboration with other clinical services, in particular mental health, and effectively engages young people and their families with community services.
Sabrina is always enthusiastic and forward thinking. She has an intuitive grasp of young people’s needs and has brought the voice of youth to BC Children’s Hospital.
Curren Warf, MD, MSEd, FAAP, FCPS, FSAHM
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine
British Columbia Children’s Hospital
“Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect.” – Janusz Korczak
Dr. Loock is the 2018 recipient of the Janusz Korczak Medal for Children’s Rights Advocacy.
Dr. Christine Loock a Developmental Pediatrician at BC Children’s Hospital. She led and inspired the development of the RICHER Social Pediatrics program to target specialized medical and health services for children and youth in the lowest income communities of Vancouver. Social Pediatrics has emerged as a significant educational and training site for medical students and pediatric residents to gain more intimate experience in the challenging social conditions in which many children grow up and prepare them for their future careers.
Congratulations to Dr. Loock!
UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CRC.aspx
In its second year, MSFHR is delighted to announce 12 health professional award recipients, including a nurse, a psychologist and physicians specializing in cancer, stroke, asthma and HIV.
Dr. Biggs from the Division of Allergy & Immunology, was awarded funding for her project entitled “Improving outcomes through precision medicine for adults with primary immunodeficiency.”
The MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program is designed to help decrease the gap between health research and its implementation. HP-I awards support health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to conduct and apply research relevant to health and/or the health system.
Congratulations to Dr. Biggs!
This event recognizes employees and medical staff who reached 20+ year milestones in 2017.
Image: Dr. Ralph Rothstein, Associate Head, Clinical Affairs and Dr. David Smith.
Another great year – with more than 40 runners participating in BMO events it was a day full of stories.
Here are the top 5 moments from team heart attack:
5) Everyone needs their own motivation…Jenny (ICU) spotted a guy in a chicken suit running ahead of her
at 8km mark. Nobody wants to get beat by the guy in the chicken suit. She turned on the afterburners
(or maybe it was the fact that the chicken guy stopped for a bathroom break – thank goodness for the
toilet trained chicken!) and Jenny pulled off a personal victory in the half marathon!
4) In a true story of survival Thuso (Cardiology Fellow) triumphed in the half marathon. Well known for
being out of breath after 2 flights of stairs in the TACC (he claims he’s just holding his breath the entire
way as a new form of training), Thuso pulled through and completed his first long distance race – congratulations!
3) Connie (Heart Centre Nursing) didn’t even think she would be able to do the 8km due to recent travel
and other extenuating circumstances that impacted her training. Nonetheless last week she decided she
couldn’t miss it and signed up just last week – Connie came out and did the half marathon in a personal best time!
2) One of Dr. Sanatani’s patients had been training for a half marathon for the past year. She recently was
hospitalized and underwent urgent ICD implantation in March which precluded her previously planned race.
We invited her to join Team Heart Attack and she took us up on the offer as our first Heart Centre patient to
complete the half marathon!
1) Jess (Echocardiography) completed a weekend for the ages. First on Saturday she won the rugby championship
and was named MVP. Then she went out, partied all night like only Jess can and then came out to run the half-marathon –
the crowning achievement was that after being up for >24 hours and running a half marathon, she still made it to the after party!
Congratulations to all who ran in our 3rd Annual Team Heart Attack event and I look forward to seeing you all on
the trails training for Team Heart Attack 2019!
Dr. Kevin Harris
Image: 2017 Team Heart Attack
A big shout out to all the Department of Pediatrics runners that participated in this year’s BMO Marathon events. May 6 was another beautiful Vancouver day and we have some heartwarming news.
Setting a personal goal for yourself and then having your family’s support can help keep your spirits up when the training kilometers seem to go on forever. One of our team members ran her first race on Sunday and her commitment to her goal inspired her mom, dad and husband to sign up as a relay team on their own to support her.
Another participant had his family support his goals every step of the way. From picking up his race package to cheering along the sidelines in between feeding and nap times. There’s nothing like chubby hands and feet waving you off to remind you why you signed up for the race when your legs feel like lead blocks out of the starting gate.
And finally, kudos to a staff member in our central office that only trained one month for the half marathon and finished in 2:09. She is still smiling on Monday morning.
“Was fantastic to be part of the team.”
“Thx for letting me share this experience with you.”
“Congrats to all for excellent times throughout!”
UBC President Dr. Santa Ono formally recognized Dr. Pike and other Faculty Research Award recipients at a ceremony held at the Chan Centre on April 17, 2018.
According to UBC’s Research and Innovation Office, the award is given to a faculty member “who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University and the community by actively and creatively sharing research expertise via the news media.” Dr. Pike was recognized for his work as director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) and founding member and spokesperson for The Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable).
A well-known expert on injury prevention topics with the media, Dr. Pike is a tireless advocate for public safety. Since the launch of Preventable in 2009, he has completed over 100 media interviews on topics surrounding drowning prevention, safe boating and water safety, proper ladder use, work-related injury, and changing behaviours and attitudes to prevent injuries.
Dr. Pike was the only recipient asked to speak at the event, highlighting the impact that injuries have on our society. “It may surprise many of you that injury is the leading cause of death for all British Columbians aged 1 to 44,” he said. “Some 1,800 lives are lost, over 30,000 are hospitalized, and over 300,000 visit emergency rooms each year because of injury, and this costs our province an estimated 6 billion dollars each year.”
“I am very encouraged by the University’s formal recognition of the important role that media plays in educating the public by amplifying evidence-informed messages about preventing injury. My congratulations to the other award recipients and my sincere thanks for this honour.”
Past recipients of the award include Joel Bakan (Peter A. Allard School of Law, 2016), Steve Morgan (School of Population and Public Health, 2015), and Jennifer Gardy (School of Population and Public Health, 2014).
Follow us on Twitter: @BCIRPU
Like us on Facebook: @InjuryResearchBC
(photo credit: Geoff Lister)
We are working out next month to honor the long service of Wendy Cannon to the Department of Pediatrics.
This May we’ll be participating in Workout to Conquer Cancer presented by RYU Apparel, where we’ll be challenging ourselves to get moving every day of the month while fundraising in support of critical cancer research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer. Whether we run, walk, bike or dance, every sweat we break and dollar we raise will be in support of the 77,000 people facing cancer across British Columbia.
The cost to join is free! The participation fee of $31 to join the Workout to Conquer Cancer initiative has been waived for team members of the Department of Pediatrics.
Please consider making a donation to our team to help improve outcomes for the one in two British Columbians who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
Tax receipts will be issued for donations as small as $10. Help us reach our goal of $1000 to honor our dear colleague.
Interested in taking on the challenge? Join our team! We can Workout and fundraise together for this very important cause.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM:
- Cut and paste the link into your Chrome browser: https://bit.ly/2qvLGnd
- Enter the promo code: WTCCcorp18
- Enter your fundraising goal if you plan on fundraising.
- Enter your personal information.
- That’s it! Your Team captains will be automatically notified of your participation.
- OPTIONAL: Feeling really competitive? If you want to be part of our real time athletes leaderboard send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be able to see who is logging in the most workouts in May.
To foster a little friendly competition in the department, we have amazing participation prizes from our community sponsors that we will give out to the individuals that log the most workouts in the month of May.
Complete as many workouts as you can and you will be eligible to win one of our draw prizes!
|10||$10 Gift Cards to Choices Market|
|20||1 month Platinum Memberships to Steve Nash Sports Club includes towel service|
Fresh in you Fridge
A week’s worth of personalized meal preparation. A nutritionist will come and do an in-home cooking session, right in your kitchen, and stock your fridge and freezer with lunch, dinner and snacks for the week. All meals are prepared using organic ingredients, and customized to your liking. Value $375.
Do you like group classes? Participating studios that are offering classes by donation in May in support of the Workout to Conquer Cancer:
Variety of classes every day during the month, see: http://www.barrefitness.com/raise-the-barre
Fit in 30
508 W 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L3
Saturday, May 2, 5, 15, see attached posters.
2060 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Z4
May 2, 9 or 16, see: http://betterbodiesclub.com
1745 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M2
Sweat class every day during the month, see: https://ryu.com/events/
Christine & Michelle
The Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP) is an annual fund available to UBC departments and units to support grassroots activities that promote well-being in the workplace.
There were a total of 62 applications submitted, totaling over $130,000 for an available fund of $100,000. Funding was awarded to 49 departments and units.
In the Department of Pediatrics 2015 – 2020 STRATEGIC PLAN, we have stated that our faculty and staff are the most important assets within our Department.
Since 2015, one of our core strategic objectives was to unify our department by investing in our people, strengthening our resources and to improve our work environment.
With this funding we intend to continue to support our employee’s health and wellness goals with diverse group activities through our annual team building events such as the Vancouver Sun Run and the Pure Protein Night Race. New this year, is the department’s support of other events, like the upcoming BMO Marathon Relay Race, the Workout to Conquer Cancer, and our noon hour Health Speaker Series.
Based on a recent employee survey, respondents told us they would like a mix of strength training and yoga offered during the day. Over the summer, the Department of Pediatrics will be launching a free 8 week noon hour fitness program. In the Fall, we will expand our programming to include Zumba, Pilates and Boot Camp.
So, keep an eye for the activities that interest you and sign up for one of them and meet some new people. Better yet, sign up with a few of your co-workers to keep each other motivated. We will be offering a lot of incentive prizes to encourage healthy competition in the department.
More information to follow.
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