Department Notes and Announcements
Call for Nominations/Awards/Funding Opportunities
Department Notes and Announcements
Welcome to Dr. Kyla Hildebrand, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Announcement of Funding Support for Youth Engagement in the RICHER Project
BC Screening Program for Biliary Atresia
July 2013 Issue of Faculty Newsletter
Caring for Kids New to Canada – An essential website for health professionals who work with immigrant and refugee children, youth and families.
Professional Standards for Learners and Faculty Members in the Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group (CPEG) Growth Charts
Faculty of Medicine Guideline: Approval of expenditures with two signatures
Call for Nominations, Awards, Funding Opportunities
September 3, 2013
Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards at the Scientific Interface Deadline: Sep 3, 2013 by 4:00pm EDT BWF’s Career Awards at the Scientific Interface provide $500,000 to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders – 2013 Call for Applications Deadline: September 3, 2013. The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders is seeking proposals for innovative research projects related to idiopathic gastroparesis. Grants of $40,000 each will be awarded to three investigators for research in humans that ultimately leads to improvements in the understanding of idiopathic gastroparesis, its pathophysiology, and the care of patients. Priority will be given to clinical research, as well as basic research that is translational in nature.
September 10, 2013
CIHR September 2013 Operating Grant FoM Internal Deadline: September 10, 2013 The CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) provides operating funds to support research proposals in all areas of health research including randomized controlled trials. The mandate of CIHR is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system (Bill C-13, April 13, 2000). Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific research priority areas or CIHR Institute mandates. Applications are submitted through the Fall 2013 Open Operating Grant: 2013-2014 funding opportunity. Priority announcement details can be found here.
September 13, 2013
Friedman Scholars Program; Mission: To extend the global reach of UBC graduate students and UBC Medical Resident Trainees and to enrich our scholarly community by investing in our learners in the health sciences. To increase the sources and perspectives of our future researchers and health professionals’ learning in order to expand their horizons.
September 15, 2013
Killam Research Fellowships assist promising faculty members who wish to devote full time to research and study in their field during a recognized study leave; It is based on special distinction of intellect with due regard for sound character and personal qualities; Maximum award is $15,000 for a twelve-month period Deadline for applications: September 15 Download an application form and guidelines.
September 16, 2013
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation – “A” Awards Deadline: September 16, 2013 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation awards grants designed to fill critical voids in pediatric cancer research. The foundation’s “A” Award is a three-year grant designed for young scientists who want to jump-start their careers in pediatric oncology research. The program seeks to encourage the best and brightest young researchers looking to conduct further research on cures for children with cancer and become leaders in the pediatric cancer field. Applicants must have their M.D., Ph.D., or dual M.D./Ph.D., and must not have achieved an appointment higher than assistant professor. M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. candidates must be no more than six years from finishing a three-year fellowship. M.D. candidates who did not do a three-year fellowship must have three years of research experience after their M.D. was awarded and be no more than nine years from receiving the M.D. Ph.D. candidates must be no more than six years from being awarded the Ph.D.
September 17, 2013
Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards for Medical Scientists Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: September 17, 2013 Deadline: October 1, 2013. Five-year $700,000 awards for physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible. Awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada on behalf of the awardee.
September 27, 2013
Parker B. Francis Fellowship Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: September 27, 2013 The Parker B. Francis Fellowship provides research support to clinical and basic scientists embarking on careers in clinical, laboratory or translational science related to Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at a U.S. or Canadian university or research institution. The ideal candidate is one with evidence of strong aptitude in research and who is in transition from post-doctoral trainee to independent investigator. It is essential that there be evidence of accomplishment and proficiency in research. Please visit the website for further details.
September 30, 2013
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – 2014 Royal College Peter Warren Travelling Scholarship Deadline: September 30, 2013; 5pm EDT This new scholarship, offered for the first time in 2014, is intended to encourage post-graduate trainees in medicine to undertake research projects in the history of specialty medicine, the history of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and/or the history of Post-Graduate Medical Education in Canada; and to encourage the use of the Royal College historical and archival collections as a resource for scholarly work within the field of the history of medicine. The details of this award are also available at the website: http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/awards/grants/travelling_fellowships/warren_scholarship. Nominations must be received before 5:00 PM (EDT) September 30, 2013 in order to be considered. In keeping with the College’s green initiative, we would request that you submit your nominations electronically to email@example.com.
October 1, 2013
2014 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award; Nominations are being requested for the 2014 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, an annual award of $100,000 CND given to an individual scientist who has made “major scientific advances in any one the four areas of basic science, clinical science, or population or environmental health that have or have the potential to make a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world.
2014 Canada Gairdner International Awards: This award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through research to increased understanding of human biology and disease. The award recognizes an original, seminal contribution or discovery rather than a lifetime of work. Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of biomedicine. Criteria: Nominees should be individuals who’s seminal discoveries and major scientific contributions constitute an original and significant achievement in biomedical science” Nominations in the field of translational research are welcome. CAD $100,000.
2014 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award is presented to a scientist who has demonstrated outstanding national leadership in medicine and medical science in Canada consistent with the purpose of Gairdner. Criteria: i) leadership in a specific field of biomedical sciences (basic, clinical, population health) in Canada and/or original and sustained contributions to that field at an internationally recognized level. ii.) institutional academic and scientific leadership in Canada leading to the establishment and development of biomedical research in Canada and internationally. CAD $100,000. Research Area(s): Health & Life Sciences.
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) – Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences In 2014, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) will present the second annual Lurie Prize, an award recognizing outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research. The Prize amount is $100,000, to be used as the awardee chooses. It is made possible by a generous gift from FNIH board member Ann Lurie. Nominations are to be for an outstanding young biomedical investigator, who must be 52 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2014.
Wolf Prize – Wolf Foundation: Since 1978, The Wolf Prize has been awarded to outstanding scientists and artists–irrespective of nationality, race, color, religion, sex or political views–for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples; International prize committees in each field, comprising renowned experts, select the Wolf Prize winners. The 2014 cycle is accepting candidate nominations from the field of medicine, among other categories.
October 15, 2013
Jacob Biely Prize. A $1,500 prize and certificate awarded annually to an active faculty researcher for a distinguished record of published research. All fields of research are eligible. Deadline for applications: October 15 Internal FoM Deadline: Oct. 8, 2013 Download an application form and guidelines.
Charles McDowell Award, This award, consisting of a certificate, is presented to an outstanding young faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research. Deadline for applications: October 15. Internal FoM Deadline: Oct. 8, 2013. Download an application form and guidelines.
October 18, 2013
Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Faculty of Medicine Internal Deadline: October 18, 2013 Deadline: November 1, 2013; Five-year awards provide $500,000 to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing the biochemical, pharmacological, immunological, and molecular biological understanding of how microbes and the human body interact.
November 1, 2013
Warren Alpert Foundation Prize: The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recognizes one or more scientists whose scientific achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of and/or ability to treat disease. The $250,000 Prize is open to scientists, physicians, and researchers from any country. Nominations must be received by November 1, 2013.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – The New Idea Award LOI Deadline: November 1, 2013 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to announce our second year of The New Idea Award, a grant program designed to identify novel research strategies with high potential for high impact on the future of blood cancer treatment(s). Specifically, this program supports academic researchers with innovative ideas for approaches that are substantially different from standard therapies and prognostic/diagnostic modalities, as well as ideas that may fundamentally change our understanding of blood cancer(s). Grants will be awarded in an amount of up to $100,000 for a one year grant period. Please visit the LLS website for further details.
Events, Presentations & Rounds
Regular Grand Rounds and Advances in Pediatrics will resume September 13, 2013
September 4, 2013, 11:30 am – 1:30 p.m. Just a reminder that the Oak St. Campus BBQ is on Sept 4 from 11:30 to 1:30 and the Sunny Hill BBQ is on Sept 5 from noon to 1 p.m. All staff are invited as this is an opportunity for Larry Gold, Jan Christilaw, Leslie Arnold and their executive teams to say thank you to everyone (from staff to volunteers to partner organizations like the Foundations and Research groups) for their hard work. It is expected that the Translink TravelSmart program will be presenting info about commuting and transit options at the Oak St. campus event; there may also be some info updates from the Redevelopment project.
September 5, 2013, ED Subspecialty Rounds, SUPERVISOR: Dr. Bruce Phillips
8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Rm K0-157, M&M Rounds, CME Accredited, Dr. Melissa Chan, Dr. Lindsay Cohen
10:00 – 11:00 am; Rm. K0-157, Senior Resident Presentation, Dr. Emily Budd
11:00 am – 12:00 pm; Rm. K0-157, Drowning, PICU Rounds, CME Accredited, Dr. Isabel Mennes
1:00 pm-3:00 p.m., Rm. E617-619 SHY Bldg., Simulator Session, Supervisor: Dr. Bruce Phillips, *Fellows/Senior Residents SIMs
September 11, 2013, noon-2 p.m.BCCH,Rm D308, SHY Bldg. BCCH Dept of Pediatrics Subspecialty Residents & Clinical Fellows, Common Academic Half-Day Moderator: Dr. Philip Crowell, Director, Department of Spiritual Care, British Columbia, C&W “Multi-Faith Panel on End of Life and Withdrawal of Interventions” Lunch is provided; contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 16, 2013, C&W Mental Health Programs; C&W Health Centre of BC; The Second Annual Neuropsychiatry Lecture Rounds: 12 noon; Workshop: 1:30 – 4 p.m., Rm: D308, SHY Bldg. Lecture Title: “Self-Injury and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: How Well Do We Understand Risk & Vulnerability?” Workshop Title: “Self-injurious behavior in developmental disability: Overview of functional behavior assessment and pain/sensory evaluation” Speaker: Dr. Frank Symons, Ph.D., Coffman Professor, College of Education & Human Development, University of Minnesota. The Annual Neuropsychiatry Lecture Series is generously funded by an endowment from Dr. Derryck H. Smith, Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, UBC V/C Connection Available for Rounds; Please RSVP: Winnie Chen @ email@example.com
September 20, 2013, 1 – 4pm, Save the Date! Third Roger Tonkin Visiting Professorship in Adolescent Health Research Chan Auditorium, CFRI. The Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine at BCCH is hosting the third Roger Tonkin Visiting Professorship in Adolescent Health Research. Our guest this year is Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg from the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Ginsburg is an international leader in Adolescent Medicine and youth resilience. He is also an inspiring speaker and teacher. All providers and program planners who work with youth are invited to attend a special workshop entitled “Building the Strength and Resilience of Adolescents”, Sep 20, 1 – 4pm, in the Chan Auditorium, Child and Family Research Institute. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Ginsburg will also be giving Pediatric Grand Rounds at BC Children’s Hospital the morning of Sep 20 (8:30 – 9:30am, Chan Auditorium, CFRI).
September 20-22, 2013, 2013 Clinical Pediatrics Conference, Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.
September 25-28, 2013, Current Issues in Neonatal Care, Napa, CA
September 27-28, 2013 Canadian Marfan Association Conference: Marfan Syndrome (MFS), Genetic Aortic Disease and Connective Tissue Disorders (CTD) CME Conference. Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Marfan Syndrome & Genetic Aortic Disorders. Join us for the 2013 CMA Conference in Vancouver, B.C., Come and learn the latest research, treatment and management for Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, and genetic aortic aneurysm syndromes!
September 29 – October 1, 2013, Vancouver 2013 Brain Development Conference, Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC
October 4-6, 2013, Women’s & Pediatric Dermatology Seminar 2013 Newport Beach, CA
October 20-23, 2013, CAPHC 2013 Annual Conference, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
October 24 & 25, 2013, Changing the Course of Autism 2013 addresses a range of issues, including research, education/behavior interventions, communication strategies, biomedical treatments, advocacy and other topics. The conference is a wonderful opportunity to network with parents, therapists, doctors, researchers, exhibitors and presenters. You can also join by live webcast; no advance registration is required, simply go to www.ustream.tv/channel/autismcanada.com.
October 25, 2013, 8:30 – 4:00 p.m. SEMP: Simulation-Assisted Emergency Medicine Procedures Course; Venue: The Centre of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation (CESEI) 3602-910 W. 10th Avenue (3rd Floor). Accreditation: Up to 15 MAINPRO M1, Section 1, and AMA Category 1 CreditsTM. To register or for more information: http://www.ubccpd.ca/event/sempoct25/ Contact: E: email@example.com or T: 604-875-5101
October 27-29, 2013, The 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health, Ottawa, Ontario
November 1-3 2013, Lifelong Learning in Pediatrics Course, The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario. Content areas: Complementary and alternative medicine; Developmental paediatrics; Infectious diseases Neonatology; Neurology Early Bird Registration: September 30, 2013
November 3-6, 2013, Canadian Cancer Research Conference Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Ontario; Abstract Deadline: June 28, 2013 Abstract Submission Deadline Is Approaching. Don’t miss your opportunity to present your work at the conference: abstract submission is open until June 28, 2013. Submitted abstracts will be considered for oral presentations in symposia, oral presentations in poster discussion sessions, and poster presentations. If your data is not available in time for the general abstract submission deadline, consider submitting a late-breaking abstract. Register for the Conference. Registration for the conference is open until October 14, 2013.
November 5-7, 2013 Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference , Location: Montreal, Quebec. Abstract submission open.
November 17-19, 2013, 33rd Annual Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Conference (CACAP), The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, BC
February 7-9, 2014, Lifelong Learning in Pediatrics, Winter 2014 Course, The Four Season Resort Whistler; Whistler, BC. Content areas: Haematology, Mental health, Respiratory health, Sports medicine
May 4, 5, 6, 2014, Paris, France International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma. Venue: The Hotel Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel on the Seine River less than a mile from the Eiffel Tower. The program will offer a balance of the presenters who are leaders in their field from North America and Europe and around the world. The Scientific Program Planning Committee is accepting abstracts from professionals from throughout the world to present from these areas of expertise: latest medical information and research, legal challenges surrounding AHT cases, evidence-based and creative prevention programs and initiatives. Please click here for more information about the abstract submission process. – Please note all abstracts are due by September 9, 2013.