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Congratulations Sabrina Gill, Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine!May 11, 2018Sabrina 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Loock, Division of Developmental Pediatrics!“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 […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Biggs!May 10, 2018In 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 […] Read More >

Long Service Recognition Spring Tea & Ceremony, April 23 2018May 8, 2018This 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. Read More >

BMO Vancouver Marathon, Team Update – Division of CardiologyAnother 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations BMO Vancouver Marathon Event Runners!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 […] Read More >

Dr. Ian Pike receives UBC President’s AwardApril 30, 2018UBC 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 […] Read More >

Join our Team for Workout to Conquer Cancer, May 1-31 2018April 27, 2018We 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 […] Read More >

UBC Department of Pediatrics awarded a 2018 Healthy Workplace Initiative Program (HWIP) GrantThe 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 […] Read More >

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A Retrospective Look at 43 Years of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): How Did We Get Here From Where We Started?March 20, 2018Kenneth Lyons Jones, M.D. Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones is a world-renowned pediatrician, dysmorphologist and researcher in the field of birth defects. He is a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. Dr. Jones is considered to be the father of […] Read More >

Thank you for your contribution!March 15, 2018To Julie on her retirement: Dear Julie, You know you cannot avoid the poem I would write I’ll keep it short but cannot let you go slipping off into the night.   It’s been an amazing privilege working with you all these years From your colleagues and your patients, constant thanks for you I hear. […] Read More >

Canadian Paediatric Society Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics – Fall Course October 19-21, 2018, BANFFMarch 7, 2018Learn in the morning, enjoy free afternoons with family and friends! Fascinating topics: Serious bacterial infections, proton pump inhibitor, Kawasaki disease, irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics, antibiotics, Lyme disease, ‘hot topic’ discussions and interactive, cased-based workshops. Featured lecture: “New innovations in gene therapy” by Dr. Ronald Cohn, Toronto, Ont.   The event will be held at […] Read More >

Congratulations graduates of the Sauder Physician Leadership Program!March 5, 2018Drs. John Wu, Mumtaz Virji, Mark Chilvers and Sandesh Shivananda are the newest graduates from the Physician Leadership Program (PLP) at The Sauder School of Business The objective of this innovative program is to deliver the leadership knowledge, behaviours, and skills that senior physicians need to effectively engage in the planning, delivery, and transformation of our […] Read More >

Celebrate Research Day Friday, March 9th 2018February 27, 2018 Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Ruth Grunau!February 19, 2018Dr. Ruth Grunau is the 2018 Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain Relief Dr. Ruth Eckstein Grunau is a Professor in the Neonatology Division, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia (UBC), and Senior Scientist in the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Grunau’s research in the past 10 years is world-known for establishing […] Read More >

Congratulations to the RICHER Team!February 16, 2018RICHER was presented with the John McCreary Prize for Interdisciplinary Teamwork at the UBC Health Awards Reception earlier this year. A number of our pediatric colleagues from BCCH and UBC faculty have been and continue to be deeply involved in the RICHER social pediatrics initiative. RICHER is an important link for BCCH to the community […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Jaclyn Strauss!February 6, 2018Dr. Jaclyn Strauss, one of our current R3’s was awarded the International Abstract of Distinction for her resident research work entitled “Catheter Related Complication in Central Venous Catheters Locked with Taurolidine vs Ethanol in pediatric Patients with Intestinal Failure” at the American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (ASPEN) in Las Vegas earlier this year. […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Gregor Reid!Dr. Reid has been awarded $688,500 over 5 yrs from CIHR for his work Identifying infection-induced determinants of paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia progression. New research from the Faculty of Medicine and BC Children’s Hospital provides insight into how infections early in life may reduce the risk of leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. Dr. […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Soren Gantt!Dr. Soren Gantt has been awarded a CIHR Project Grant of $1.1M over 5 yrs for his study “Viral determinants of natural human cytomegalovirus transmission.” Cytomegalovirus is the most common congenital infection, and a major cause of birth defects worldwide. This study will characterize the specific viral variants and modes of transmission between mothers and children, to […] Read More >