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Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Woolfson!

At the recent 94th Annual Canadian Paediatric Society Conference meeting in Vancouver, Dr. Jessica Woolfson won the “Best Pediatric Trainee Research Competition Award for Excellence for Abstract/Oral presentation” entitled “Biliary Atresia home screening program in British Columbia: Evaluation of the first two years.” Congratulations Dr. Woolfson!

Congratulations Dr. Aven Poynter!

Dr. Aven Poynter is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s national “Distinguished Community Pediatrician” award. The Community Paediatrics Section established the Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award in 1999 to recognize a colleague(s) who has demonstrated a significant contribution to the field of community paediatrics. This year’s Distinguished Community Paediatrician is Dr. Aven Poynter (Langley, […]

Farewell to Grace McCarthy

In a statement issued by her family, former Social Credit cabinet minister in British Columbia Grace McCarthy died peacefully at her Vancouver home surrounded by her family on May 24, 2017 after a lengthy battle with a brain tumour. Grace McCarthy blazed a trail for women in politics and business; she was 89 at the […]

Congratulations to Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos!

Dr. Dina Panagiotouplos received the award for Health and Wellness from a finalist slate of 11 nominees at the YWCA 34th Annual Women of Distinction Awards on May 29 2017. Other faculty nominated from the department include: Dr. Christine Loock in the Health & Wellness Category and Dr. Clara van Karnebeek in the Research & […]

Congratulations to Dr. Ian Pike!

Dr. Pike plans to develop a social marketing campaign and conduct research related to awareness, attitudes and behaviours among recreational boaters in British Columbia. The research project aims to study recreational boaters in BC, and to develop a campaign to increase safety practices and reduce drowning. “I am pleased to see that, year after year, […]

Farewell to Grace McCarthy

In a statement issued by her family,  former Social Credit cabinet minister in British Columbia Grace McCarthy died peacefully at her Vancouver home surrounded by her family Wednesday night after a lengthy battle with a brain tumour. Grace McCarthy blazed a trail for women in politics and business; she was 89 at the time of […]

UBC Department of Pediatrics Resident and Fellow Researchers Come Out on Top!

We are delighted to announce that our candidates to the 29th Annual National Pediatric Resident and Fellow Research Competition (known as the Winnipeg Competition) have both WON! Dr. Rebecca Ronsley won in a tie for first place in the Pediatric Resident category with her research titled “Acute kidney injury in children with type 1 diabetes […]

Congratulations to Dr. John Wu!

In March 2017, Dr. John Wu chaired the Canadian Inaugural Hemophilia Inhibitor Workshop. The workshop was made possible by an arms-length educational grant of US$ 112,000 from Shire; and organizational support from the UBC Centre for Blood Research. “The Department of Pediatrics extends its thanks to Dr. Wu for his patient care and service but […]

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Ting!

Dr. Ting was presented with the Early Career Investigator Award in Women’s and Newborn Health Research from the Women’s Health Research Institute on Wednesday April 26th, 2017 at the 2nd Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium. Dr. Ting is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia This award is […]

David Speert’s Symposium: International Research Symposium Centred on Understanding and Preventing Infection in Children, April 27 & 28 2017

Sent on behalf of the Organizing Committee. The International Research Symposium Centred on Understanding and Preventing Infection in Children will be held at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute from April 27-28 2017. This research symposium is being held to celebrate the research career of  Dr. David Speert at BC Children’s Hospital and UBC over the past […]