Since our last post on Oct 8 2021, BC Children’s has moved up from 6th to 5th place in the World in the Best Specialized Hospitals category.
See latest poll results: https://www.newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-specialized-hospitals-2023/pediatrics
Dr. Steven Paul Miller MDCM MAS FRCPC
Professor and Head, Pediatrics | Faculty of Medicine | University of British Columbia
Chief, Pediatric Medicine | BC Children’s Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre
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In partnership with BC Children’s Hospital, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame will be hosting Discovery Day in Health Sciences.
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame fosters future generations of medical heroes. Young people are encouraged to learn more about Canada’s rich medical history and to explore the exciting career options that are available to them in medicine and the health sciences.
Discovery Days in Health Sciences are one-day events that give secondary school students the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences. The program is delivered in partnership with universities, hospitals and research institutions across Canada.
Share your career with eager high school students on November 30th 2022.
Previous presenters representing the Department of Pediatrics were:
Dr. Deepak Manhas
Dr. Hana Mijovic
Dr. Jonathan Wong
Dr. Julie Bettinger
Dr. Katey Armstrong
Dr. Manish Sadarangani
Dr. Shazhan Amed
MORE INFO: https://cdnmedhall.ca/BCCHRI/presenters
Deadline for submissions is Monday, October 17 2022.
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Did you know that the Women+ and Children’s Health Sciences program is the only interdisciplinary MSc and PhD training program in BC and in Canada in for women+ and children’s health sciences research?
The program is jointly offered through the UBC Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Pediatrics, and is interdisciplinary, building on the strengths of our faculty members, whose research encompasses biomedical, clinical, health services, and population health.
Learn more about WACH and the research expertise of Drs. Ali Amid, Christopher Maxwell, Emily Kieran, Kevan Harris, Laura Sly, Mariana Brussoni, Pascal Lavoie and Sharon Dell who will be supervising students this Fall.
Every year, the BC Pediatric Society partners with a different specialty from BC Children’s Hospital.
Check out some of the talks by our amazing faculty: Dr. Stephen Noseworthy, Dr. Pei-Yoong Lam, Dr. Eva Moore, Dr. Tatiana Sotindjo, Dr. Tim Oberlander, Dr. Anton Miller, Dr. Todd Sorokan, Dr. William Abelson, Dr. Nita Jain, Dr. Wingfield Rehmus, Dr. Manish Sadarangani, Dr. Julie Bettinger, Dr. Ashley Roberts, Dr. Laura Sauvé, and Dr. Jennifer Tam.
Conference program: https://www.bcpeds.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/CME_2022_Program_v9.pdf
Registration link: https://www.bcpeds.ca/2022-annual-conference/
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Dr. Miller was just recently nominated to the Royal Society of Canada | Class of 2022.
Membership in the RSC is Canada’s highest academic honour that an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.
On Friday, November 25, 2022, the RSC will welcome the Class of 2022 new RSC Fellows and new Members of the RSC College and present awards for outstanding research and scholarly achievement.
The College consists of mid-career leaders who provide the RSC with a multigenerational capacity to help Canada and the world address major challenges and seize new opportunities including those identified in emerging fields.
“The Royal Society of Canada is delighted to welcome this outstanding cohort of artists, scholars and scientists. These individuals are recognised for their exceptional contributions their respective disciplines and are a real credit to Canada,” says RSC President Jeremy McNeil.
I am so excited to have been elected as a Fellow and Member to the Royal Society of Canada for my team’s work in Neonatal Neurology. This recognition is especially meaningful to me at this point in my career, especially with my return to Vancouver, UBC and BC Children’s Hospital this past Spring.
I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Jana Davidson, Chief Medical Officer for BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, Ms. Sarah Bell, Chief Operating Officer of BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre and Mr. Malcolm Berry, President & CEO, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation for our work together thus far.
I am very excited about future collaborations and all of the new opportunities that lie in the years ahead. – Dr. Steven Miller
Originally published Sept 8 2022, updated Sept 14 2022
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Dr. Casey was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, and spent much of her career at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. After completing her pediatric training and postgraduate training in Nutrition and Metabolism, she founded the Children’s Intestinal Rehabilitation (CHIRP) Program as a collaborative venture between Edmonton and Calgary. In addition, she was the Director of the Home Nutrition Support Program, and she was extensively involved in pediatric feeding and taught both medical students and nutrition students.
In 2012, she was recruited to Vancouver to lead the Complex Feeding and Nutrition Service. Shortly after her arrival, she helped the team to establish the inpatient care of children with intestinal failure, complementing the existing outpatient care and resulting in a comprehensive CHIRP team in Vancouver.
Dr. Casey consulted on children with a variety of feeding and nutritional problems; she provided leadership via committee work; she was the Nutrition Theme Lead for the undergraduate medical program at UBC; and, a past president of the Medical Staff Association (MSA).
Dr. Casey has thoroughly enjoyed Vancouver’s beautiful geography, and the opportunities for cycling, golf and hiking.
All the best in your next chapter, we wish you well!
The BC Children’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) were honored and appreciative to receive the news that they are the recipients of the 2022 Team PHSA + Award. The YAC has been representing the voice of youth at BCCH for over a decade, including during challenging times such as the COVID-19 pandemic they continued to come together as a community.
“The BC Children’s Hospital Youth Advisory Committee brings a lens and voice of youth justice, equity, inclusion and diversity into projects and research on a provincial level and on-campus at BCCH. Their input has improved how health professionals communicate with youth more respectfully and inclusively on a variety of initiatives including family pamphlets, research survey question wording, and educational and academic conferences.” – Sabrina Gill
The PHSA+ Awards celebrate individuals and teams across our organization that demonstrate excellence and advance our organization by living PHSA’s values. The awards showcase and recognize the passion, hard work and dedication of our staff and gives us the chance to celebrate our peers who are serving patients, clients, families and communities each and every day.
Sabrina Gill, BSN
Division of Adolescent Health Medicine
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PRESENTATION: “Tracking COVID-19 for Safer Schools After the First Omicron Wave in BC”
When: Wednesday September 14th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM PDT
Where: BCCHR Room 2108, and virtual (Zoom link below).
Join via Zoom: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/62010932882?pwd=dEdDcU1qbHpsM2pkZXhCYkZRaStJZz09
Meeting ID: 620 1093 2882
Please Note: All in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated (two doses of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine)
and masks are still mandatory. Although physical distancing is no longer required,
we ask everyone to please respect the personal space of others.
There will be coffee and baked goods provided for those attending in-person.
Gabrielle Savage (she/her)
Interim Theme Manager, Healthy Starts
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Congratulations to the investigators and their teams whose projects received funding through the
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Planning and Dissemination Grant – Institute Community Support program!
Read more about the recipients and their projects: https://bcchr.info/3w5UfGZ
Cross-posted from BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
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Congratulations to all the winners from the 2022 BCCHR Summer Student Research Program!
For over 34 years, the Summer Student Research Program has enabled university students to participate in child and family health research under the supervision of BC Children’s Hospital investigators.
The Summer Student Research Program is a collaboration between UBC, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Care Centre that fosters research awareness and interest for undergraduate and medical students from local, national and international academic institutions.
Kendrew is the Session 5 winner and Leora won Session 7!
“Kendrew is an incredibly motivated medical student and already so excited at this career stage to improve care for children through research and scholarly work.”
– Dr. Sylvia Cheng, Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT B.C. Children’s Hospital
See Kendrew’s abstract, page 61
“Congratulations to Leora for this outstanding presentation and the superb support and supervision she got this summer from her mentor Dr. Katelynn Boerner and the LLAH team!”
– Dr. Tim Oberlander, Professor, Division of Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
See Leora’s abstract, page 76
A special shout out to Claire Sie, supervised by Dr. Bruce Vallance, Emily Kon supervised by Dr. Kevan Jacobson and Benjamin Shaw supervised Dr. Anamaria Richardson.
And last but not least, a hearty thank you to the Research Education team for their flawless coordination putting on a hybrid event during the pandemic.
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The People of Colour Mentorship Program was developed to address diversity in leadership, and with seed funding from the HPIF, they began the process of creating a formalized mentorship program with C&W’s BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) staff. MORE
Developed in 2014, the Vancouver International Summer Program in Medicine (VSP) provides an opportunity for visiting undergraduate medical students from international universities to experience Canadian health care and life sciences education at its best, as well as learn about Canadian culture firsthand. The program implements advanced learning tools and techniques, including interactive student participation, small-group workshops, and hands-on exhilarating simulation scenarios.
We are very excited to have the 2022 cohort gathering together again for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. They have a busy schedule to meet and learn at the BC Children’s Hospital and UBC campus, as well as, explore our beautiful city.
Stay tuned will be posting highlights from the 2022 VSP cohort over the next few weeks!
Learn more on our IG page: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CgUtdbcJnhu/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
DID YOU KNOW?
– Stair climbing requires 8-9 times more energy expenditure than sitting.
– It counts as ‘vigorous’ physical activity and burns more calories per minute than jogging.
– You burn roughly 1.5 calories for every 10 steps.
The UBC Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge is an annual, fun, and inclusive way to encourage faculty and staff to move throughout the day.
This year’s Dept of Pediatrics team is staying healthy and supporting eachother virtually for this 4 week challenge.
This project will use deep learning to recover image information so the images can be used for quantitative MRI.
Susceptibility weighted imaging is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan widely used in routine brain exams. The scan combines magnitude (which corresponds to the brightness of a lighthouse beam) and phase (which corresponds to the beam’s direction) information for improved image contrast. On clinical scanners, the phase has to be filtered so it can be used for SWI, and the original phase is deleted. Due to the filtering, these filtered phase images cannot be used as input into quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM), a more recent method that allows the quantification of tissue damage. Such maps of susceptibility promise to measure brain iron, myelin content and venous blood oxygenation. The goal of this project is to make these phase images accessible to quantitative susceptibility mapping. With our approach, researchers and clinicians will be able to compute QSM on millions of existing and future clinical scans where no original phase data are available.
Amazing news! Congratulations!
– Dr. Steven Paul Miller, MDCM MAS FRCPC, Professor and Head, Pediatrics
– Dr. Mary Connolly, Head, Division of Neurology
Also worth noting, Dr. Rauscher held a Canada Research Chair Tier II (CIHR) in Developmental Neuroimaging; he was recognized with a CIHR New Investigator Award; and, he is a recipient of the Green College Leading Scholars Program Award.
Dr. Mariana Brussoni awarded an additional $1.3 million to continue research on ways to maximize outdoor play time for early learning and child care centres
“We already know from many other studies that more outdoor play is better. What we are doing with PRO-ECO is focusing on how we can change the behaviours and practices of early childhood educators and families, to support more outdoor play in their centres, especially in the context of the pandemic,” says Dr. Brussoni, who is also a BC Children’s Hospital researcher. “Expanding the study will give us really important information so, at the end of it, we can come up with recommendations or guidelines that other child care centres can follow.”
– Dr. Mariana Brussoni, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Cross-posted from UBC Medicine. Read the full article.
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Check out @slsilverberg poster presentation from Celebrate Research Day which looks at tracking the number of children with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies over the pandemic to give us insight into public health measures.
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To help mark #PrideMonth2022 this June, Dr. Moore shares her personal journey in ‘Speaking up about coming out: A pediatrician’s story about being queer in medicine.’ see: https://bit.ly/3Oh2N4v and https://bit.ly/3N44bGp
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The results are in…Dr. Katelynn Boerner, placed First in the Elevator Pitch Contest at the 20th Annual Canadian Child Health Clinical Scientist Program Symposium! MORE
“Way to go for concise and clear communication!” – Dr. Tim Oberlander, Supervisor
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