September 9, 2013

Department Notes and Announcements
Call for Nominations/Awards/Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Events/Presentations/Rounds

Department Notes and Announcements

The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) is delighted to welcome Dr. Clara van Karnebeek as an Associate Member 
Welcome to Dr. Sara Leo, Clinical Instructor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
Welcome to Dr. Kyla Hildebrand, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology

Announcement of Funding Support for Youth Engagement in the RICHER Project
Professional Standards for Learners and Faculty Members in the Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Faculty of Medicine Guideline:  Approval of expenditures with two signatures


Call for Nominations, Awards, Funding Opportunities

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.  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

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 AwardsThis 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 Download an application form and guidelines.

Charles McDowell AwardThis 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. 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 resume this week, Friday, September 13, 2013 

September 9, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, C&W Rm. D308, UBC Academic Grand Rounds – C&W Mental Health Programs; Academic Lecture Series, Dr. Hira Panikkar Memorial Lecture, “Evidence, Implementation and Sustainability of an Attachment Based Intervention of Parents of At-Risk Teens”, Speaker: Dr. Marlene M. Moretti                                

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:

September 12, 2013, ED Subspecialty Rounds, SUPERVISOR: Dr. Christine Perreault
9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Rm K0-157, ACB, Acute Hepatitis,  CME Accredited, Dr. Orlee Guttman 
10:00 – noon, Rm. K0-157,  ACB, Journal Watch & Code Orange Preparation, Junior Residents, Dr. Joseph Conrad
1:00 pm-3:00 p.m., Rm. E617-619 SHY Bldg., Simulator Session, Supervisor:  Dr. Christine Perreault  *Mandatory for Junior Residents

September 13, 2013, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Chan Centre for Family Health at CFRI Auditorium, Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, featuring: Film Screening of “Dancing with Pain”- Youth with Chronic Pain, Presented by Dr. Leora Kuttner, Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics; followed by Panel Discussion with the Complex Pain Team

September 13, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Rm. D308, SHY Bldg., Advances in Pediatrics Presents: To Diagnose or not to Diagnose, ASD in Young Children with severe GDD; featuring: Lana Soper, MD, FRCPC, Subspecialty Resident, Developmental Pediatrics, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Elena Lopez, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCCMG, Developmental Pediatrician & Medical Geneticist, Division of Developmental Pediatrics & Provincial Medical Genetics Program, Jamie Hack, MSc, RSLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Erika Penner, PhD, R Psych, Psychologist, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children

September 13, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Rm. 2108, Chan Centre for Family Health & Education, CFRI: CMMT/CFRI/UBC presents Friday Afternoon TGIF Series, Hosting: Gabriella Horvath, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG, Clinical Investigator, CFRI, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Biochemical Diseases and Adult Metabolic Clinic, Dept. of Pediatrics, UBC, Title:  Hemiplegic migraines, progressive weakness, neurodegeneration, and serotonylation; how can translational research make the connection -and- Dave Pasalich, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, McMahon Lab, CFRI & SFU, 2013 MSFHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, Title: Preventive effects of improved parenting in childhood on adolescent callous-unemotional traits and conduct problems, and later antisocial outcomes.  

September 16, 2013C&W Mental Health Programs; C&W Health Centre of BC;  The Second Annual Neuropsychiatry Lecture Rounds:  Lecture: noon – 1 p.m.; 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 @

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  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, Vancouver, B.C.

September 25-28, 2013
, Current Issues in Neonatal Care, Napa, CA

September 27, 2013, 6:00-10:00 p.m., UBC Robson Square Theatre, Rm. C300, Peter Wall Institute Presents: International Visiting Research Scholar: SLEEP2TREAT Workshop: Framing the Discussion of Sleep Problems in Children/Youth. Featuring: Dr. Karen Sprult

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 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

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: Contact: E: 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 abstractRegister 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. 



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