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Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani!July 31, 2017Dr. Manish Sadarangani named Sauder Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani on his recent appointment as the Sauder Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of British Columbia. Funded by a donation from the Sauder Family, the Chair supports research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood infectious […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Catherine Biggs!July 10, 2017Dr. Biggs graduated from UBC Medicine in 2011. She then completed her Pediatrics Residency and Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. As a trainee in Boston, she received the Frederick H. Lovejoy Jr. Residency Award and performed translational research on primary immunodeficiencies and immune dysregulatory syndromes. Dr. Biggs will be joining the […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Brett Schrewe!Two UBC doctoral students, Stephanie Lake (Faculty of Medicine) and Brett Schrewe (Faculty of Education), have received the prestigious 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship. They are the 22nd and 23rd recipients of this scholarship from UBC since its inception, and Brett is the first from educational studies. To learn more about Dr. Schrewe and the […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Alison Lee!June 21, 2017Dr. Alison Lee is this year’s recipient for the 2017 Outstanding Achievement by a Resident from BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. “It is wonderful that your hard work, dedication, and research productivity is being recognized. We are all very proud of your achievement!” –  Dr. Lori Tucker, Director,  UBC Pediatric Resident Research Program Congratulations Dr. Lee! Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Nazmudin Bhanji!Dr. Bhanji has been selected by the Family Practice residents at the Vancouver Fraser Site to receive a Postgraduate Teaching Award for 2016-2017. The award recognizes preceptors who have made extraordinary contributions in the area of teaching and education in our Residency Program. “Proving once again that he is LOVED by all!” – Raquel Kirby […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Kyla Hildebrand and Dr. Kristin Houghton!Drs. Hildebrand and Houghton are the recipients of the 2017 Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. The Clinical Faculty Awards for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching recognize senior Clinical Faculty members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching over the course of their careers. Three awards are available.  The awards, presented at the Faculty […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Pavan Judge!June 8, 2017Dr. Judge is the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice’s (PEMP) 2016 “Issue of the Year” award winner for his article entitled, “Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric Patients: Recognizing the Undiagnosed and Managing Complications in the Emergency Department.” The award recognizes the efforts of authors who have expanded and enhanced the body of evidence-based emergency medicine literature […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Woolfson!June 7, 2017At 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! Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Aven Poynter!June 1, 2017Dr. 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, […] Read More >

Farewell to Grace McCarthyMay 31, 2017In 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos!May 30, 2017Dr. 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 & […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Ian Pike!May 28, 2017Dr. 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, […] Read More >

Farewell to Grace McCarthyMay 25, 2017In 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 […] Read More >

UBC Department of Pediatrics Resident and Fellow Researchers Come Out on Top!May 16, 2017We 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. John Wu!May 4, 2017In 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Ting!April 27, 2017Dr. 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 […] Read More >

David Speert’s Symposium: International Research Symposium Centred on Understanding and Preventing Infection in Children, April 27 & 28 2017April 18, 2017Sent 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 […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Anne JunkerApril 11, 2017The Canadian Organization for Rare Diseases held their annual Rare Disease Day Awards Gala recognizing individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the Canadian rare disease community on March 30th in Vancouver. MICYRN’s scientific director, Anne Junker, won the Scientific Leadership Award, which is presented to a distinguished researcher whose career represents a unique blend of scientific […] Read More >

Behavioral and Pharmacological Interventions for Children and Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, May 8-9 2017April 10, 2017 Read More >

Winners of the Celebrate Pediatric Research Day 2017April 5, 2017On Friday March 10th,  the UBC Department of Pediatrics held our Annual Celebrate Pediatric Research Day showcasing the research being done by our pediatric trainees.  It was a fantastic day, demonstrating a high standard of research and efforts being done across the various trainee levels.  Congratulations to everyone who came out to present their work! […] Read More >