Department Notes and Announcements
Call for Nominations/Awards/Funding Opportunities
Department Notes and Announcements
Professional Standards for Learners and Faculty Members in the Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group (CPEG) Growth Charts
Highlights from the June/July 2013 issue of Paediatrics & Child Health
Faculty of Medicine Guideline: Approval of expenditures with two signatures
Call for Nominations, Awards, Funding Opportunities
July 31, 2013
THE WILEY PRIZE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES – The Wiley Foundation Deadline: July 31, 2013. The Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences is intended to recognize breakthrough research in pure or applied life science research that is distinguished by its excellence, originality and impact on our understanding of biological systems and processes. The award may recognize a specific contribution or series of contributions that demonstrate the nominee’s significant leadership in the development of research concepts or their clinical application. Particular emphasis will be placed on research that champions novel approaches and challenges accepted thinking in the biomedical sciences. Research Area(s): Health & Life Sciences USD $35,000.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Gates Vaccine Innovation Award Deadline: July 31, 2013. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting nominations for the third annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award, which recognizes, celebrates, and spurs transformative ideas for improving health through the delivery of vaccines. By focusing on the delivery of vaccines, the award is designed to complement other awards focused on scientific research and vaccine development. The foundation will recognize the winning innovation with a $250,000 prize, to be shared by the award winner and an organization that can further improve vaccine delivery.
August 2, 2013
3M National Teaching Fellowship Awards – Call for Nominations Internal Deadline: August 2, 2013. The Fellowship is open to all individuals currently teaching at a Canadian university, regardless of discipline, level, or term of appointment, and is awarded for demonstrated commitment to university teaching excellence and educational leadership. All UBC nominations should be submitted to the Office of the Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Academic by Friday, August 2, 2013.
August 30, 2013
UBC Faculty of Medicine – Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research. The Inaugural Dr. Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research establishes a prize to a physician or scientist – whether in academia, government, non-profit organizations, or the private sector – who has made a transformational, internationally recognized contribution to the fight against cancer, with an emphasis on researchers whose achievements span the spectrum of health research, from the laboratory to clinical care to health systems and public policy. Commencing in 2014, one prize of CDN $50,000.00 will be awarded annually to a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure for cancer. Deadline: August 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT.
September 3, 2013
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders – 2013 Call for Applications Deadline: September 3, 2013. The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders is seeking proposals for innovative research projects related to idiopathic gastroparesis. Grants of $40,000 each will be awarded to three investigators for research in humans that ultimately leads to improvements in the understanding of idiopathic gastroparesis, its pathophysiology, and the care of patients. Priority will be given to clinical research, as well as basic research that is translational in nature.
September 10, 2013
CIHR September 2013 Operating Grant FoM Internal Deadline: September 10, 2013 The CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) provides operating funds to support research proposals in all areas of health research including randomized controlled trials. The mandate of CIHR is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system (Bill C-13, April 13, 2000). Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific research priority areas or CIHR Institute mandates. Applications are submitted through the Fall 2013 Open Operating Grant: 2013-2014 funding opportunity. Priority announcement details can be found here.
September 13, 2013
Friedman Scholars Program; Mission: To extend the global reach of UBC graduate students and UBC Medical Resident Trainees and to enrich our scholarly community by investing in our learners in the health sciences. To increase the sources and perspectives of our future researchers and health professionals’ learning in order to expand their horizons.
September 15, 2013
Killam Research Fellowships assist promising faculty members who wish to devote full time to research and study in their field during a recognized study leave; It is based on special distinction of intellect with due regard for sound character and personal qualities; Maximum award is $15,000 for a twelve-month period Deadline for applications: September 15 Download an application form and guidelines
September 16, 2013
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation – “A” Awards Deadline: September 16, 2013 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation awards grants designed to fill critical voids in pediatric cancer research. The foundation’s “A” Award is a three-year grant designed for young scientists who want to jump-start their careers in pediatric oncology research. The program seeks to encourage the best and brightest young researchers looking to conduct further research on cures for children with cancer and become leaders in the pediatric cancer field. Applicants must have their M.D., Ph.D., or dual M.D./Ph.D., and must not have achieved an appointment higher than assistant professor. M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. candidates must be no more than six years from finishing a three-year fellowship. M.D. candidates who did not do a three-year fellowship must have three years of research experience after their M.D. was awarded and be no more than nine years from receiving the M.D. Ph.D. candidates must be no more than six years from being awarded the Ph.D.
October 1, 2013
2014 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award; Nominations are being requested for the 2014 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, an annual award of $100,000 CND given to an individual scientist who has made “major scientific advances in any one the four areas of basic science, clinical science, or population or environmental health that have or have the potential to make a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world.
2014 Canada Gairdner International Awards: This award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through research to increased understanding of human biology and disease. The award recognizes an original, seminal contribution or discovery rather than a lifetime of work. Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of biomedicine. Criteria: Nominees should be individuals who’s seminal discoveries and major scientific contributions constitute an original and significant achievement in biomedical science” Nominations in the field of translational research are welcome. CAD $100,000.
2014 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award is presented to a scientist who has demonstrated outstanding national leadership in medicine and medical science in Canada consistent with the purpose of Gairdner. Criteria: i) leadership in a specific field of biomedical sciences (basic, clinical, population health) in Canada and/or original and sustained contributions to that field at an internationally recognized level. ii.) institutional academic and scientific leadership in Canada leading to the establishment and development of biomedical research in Canada and internationally. CAD $100,000. Research Area(s): Health & Life Sciences.
October 15, 2013
Jacob Biely Prize. A $1,500 prize and certificate awarded annually to an active faculty researcher for a distinguished record of published research. All fields of research are eligible. Deadline for applications: October 15 Download an application form and guidelines.
Charles McDowell Award, This award, consisting of a certificate, is presented to an outstanding young faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research. Deadline for applications: October 15. Download an application form and guidelines
Events, Presentations and Rounds
Regular Grand Rounds and Advances in Pediatrics will resume September 2013
July 29, 2013, 10-11 a.m., CFRI Chan Centre for Family Health: Open Presentation: CFRI Executive Director Candidate
August 1, 2013, 10-11 a.m., CFRI Chan Centre for Family Health: Open Presentation: CFRI Executive Director Candidate
August 1, 2013, ED Subspecialty Rounds, Supervisor: Dr. Bruce Phillips
9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Rm K0-157, ACB, Airway Management, Dr. Stephan Meherbe
11:00 – noon Rm K0-157, ACB PICU and ED Rounds Dr. Elisa Mapelli
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Simulator Session, E617-619 SHY Bldg., Mandatory for Junior residents who attend AHD;Supervisor: Dr. Bruce Phillips
August 2-4, 2013 187th Spring Scientific Meeting; North Pacific Pediatric Society, Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, WA
August 24-29, 2013, 27th International Congress of Pediatrics 2013 (ICP) Bridging the Gap in Child & Adolescent Health, Location: Melbourne, Australia
September 20-22, 2013, 2013 Clinical Pediatrics Conference, Vancouver, B.C.
September 25-28, 2013, Current Issues in Neonatal Care, Napa, CA
September 27-28, 2013 Canadian Marfan Association Conference: Marfan Syndrome (MFS), Genetic Aortic Disease and Connective Tissue Disorders (CTD) CME Conference. Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Marfan Syndrome & Genetic Aortic Disorders. Join us for the 2013 CMA Conference in Vancouver, B.C., Come and learn the latest research, treatment and management for Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, and genetic aortic aneurysm syndromes!
October 4-6, 2013, Women’s & Pediatric Dermatology Seminar 2013 Newport Beach, CA
October 24 & 25, 2013, Changing the Course of Autism 2013 addresses a range of issues, including research, education/behavior interventions, communication strategies, biomedical treatments, advocacy and other topics. The conference is a wonderful opportunity to network with parents, therapists, doctors, researchers, exhibitors and presenters. You can also join by live webcast; no advance registration is required, simply go to www.ustream.tv/channel/autismcanada.com.
October 25, 2013, 8:30 – 4:00 p.m. SEMP: Simulation-Assisted Emergency Medicine Procedures Course; Venue: The Centre of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation (CESEI) 3602-910 W. 10th Avenue (3rd Floor). Accreditation: Up to 15 MAINPRO M1, Section 1, and AMA Category 1 CreditsTM. To register or for more information: http://www.ubccpd.ca/event/sempoct25/ Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 604-875-5101
October 27-29, 2013, The 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health, Ottawa, Ontario
November 3-6, 2013, Canadian Cancer Research Conference Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Ontario; Abstract Deadline: June 28, 2013 Abstract Submission Deadline Is Approaching. Don’t miss your opportunity to present your work at the conference: abstract submission is open until June 28, 2013. Submitted abstracts will be considered for oral presentations in symposia, oral presentations in poster discussion sessions, and poster presentations. If your data is not available in time for the general abstract submission deadline, consider submitting a late-breaking abstract. Register for the Conference. Registration for the conference is open until October 14, 2013.
November 5-7, 2013 Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference , Location: Montreal, Quebec. Abstract submission open.
November 17-19, 2013, 33rd Annual Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Conference (CACAP), The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, BC
May 4, 5, 6, 2014, Paris, France International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma. Venue: The Hotel Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel on the Seine River less than a mile from the Eiffel Tower. The program will offer a balance of the presenters who are leaders in their field from North America and Europe and around the world. The Scientific Program Planning Committee is accepting abstracts from professionals from throughout the world to present from these areas of expertise: latest medical information and research, legal challenges surrounding AHT cases, evidence-based and creative prevention programs and initiatives. Please click here for more information about the abstract submission process. – Please note all abstracts are due by September 9, 2013.