News & Events

Dr. David Scheifele answers your questions about vaccinesMarch 25, 2014CTV News interviewed Dr. David Scheifele, who runs the Vaccine Evaluation Centre here at B.C. Children’s Hospital, about current hot topics regarding vaccines. Read More >

Lost and Found in Medical ServiceI am my father’s daughter. From the age of three, I accompanied him to BC Children’s Hospital, where he worked as a pediatric oncologist. Read More >

Active Kids, Healthy KidsMarch 19, 2014Active Kids, Healthy Kids is a Canadian Paediatric Society program to help paediatricians, family physicians and other health professionals promote physical activity, nutrition, and other healthy choices. Read More >

UBC Alumni event – Healers of children: What is the latest thinking about kids’ health?March 17, 2014The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to have participated in the UBC Alumni event: Healers of children: What is the latest thinking about kids’ health?, on February 19, 2014. Read More >

Drop-in Sessions starting again at the REB!March 10, 2014Drop-in Sessions starting again at the REB! - Do you have questions about your RISe application? Are you unclear if you need REB review? Confused about your provisos? Read More >

No need to delay introducing allergy-provoking foods to babiesMarch 6, 2014Babies at risk of developing a food allergy can be exposed to potential allergens as early as six months of age Read More >

Healers of children: What is the latest thinking about kids’ health?The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to have participated in the UBC Alumni event: Healers of children: What is the latest thinking about kids’ health? Read More >

Research investigates effects of pre-birth exposure to anti-depressants in school-age childrenMarch 3, 2014New research, published by Dr. Tim Oberlander, CFRI Clinician Scientist, and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Pediatrics, Read More >

Spotlight on the Chronic GVHD (Graft vs. Host Diseases) Research Laboratory at CFRIFebruary 27, 2014The Canadian National Transplant Research Program is supporting a project led by Dr. Kirk Schultz, Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Department of Pediatrics Read More >

A healthy scoop of support: resident’s tasty initiative brings colleagues togetherFebruary 17, 2014At B.C. Children’s Hospital, physicians see everything from broken bones to terminal illness, providing care while paying extra attention to communication. Read More >

Genetic discovery helps newborns beat a life-threatening conditionFebruary 13, 2014Dr. Clara van Karnebeek, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Biochemical Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics, has uncovered a genetic cause of excess ammonia in the blood of newborns, Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Jennifer SmittenWe are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Smitten, Clinical Instructor, with the Division of Critical Care. Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Tamara ZagustinJanuary 23, 2014We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tamara Zagustin, to the Division of Developmental Pediatrics. Read More >

Welcome to Christine VelosoJanuary 21, 2014It is our pleasure to announce that Christine Veloso has accepted the position of Senior Director, Administration and Patient Care Services, UBC Department of Pediatrics and BC Children’s Hospital, effective January 31, 2014. Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Joseph TingJanuary 15, 2014Dr. Joseph Ting has been appointed to the position of Clinical Assistant Professor and is a Staff Neonatologist with the Division of Neonatology. Read More >

ResearchJanuary 9, 2014Clinical research is an essential part of the academic practice of medicine in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Read More >

EducationPediatrics is a four-year PGY1 entry program consisting of a core of three years and a fourth year which may be dedicated to General Pediatrics or the first year of a subspecialty program. Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Tommy GerschmanDecember 11, 2013We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tommy Gerschman to the Department of Pediatrics. Read More >

Welcome Dr. Brett SchreweDecember 5, 2013We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brett Schewe to the Department of Pediatrics. Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Melissa PaquettePlease join us as we welcome Dr. Melissa Paquette to the Department of Pediatrics. Read More >