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Congratulations to Drs. Vo, Thiessen, Meckler and Blair!

The relationship between community and hospital-based pediatricians and sub-specialists plays a significant role in the health outcomes of BC children and youth. Each year, the BC Pediatric Society (BCPS), in co-operation with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF), is pleased to present the Dr. Parminder Singh Award of Distinction to Dr. Jeffrey Blair to recognize […]

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Awards

Congratulations to our valued faculty members for receiving new MSFHR funding! The Convening & Collaborating (C2) Program and Reach awards are designed to foster collaboration between researchers and research users, support the co-development of research questions and the dissemination of research evidence. Faculty of medicine C2 awardees and their projects are: Manish Sadarangani, department of pediatrics, Development Of A Comprehensive Vaccine […]

Dr. Judith G. Hall a co-editor and author of special volume of AJMG on Arthrogryposis

Dr. Judith G. Hall was a co-editor and author of 11 articles in a special volume of AJMG on Arthrogryposis. See:


Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate director and sports injury specialist for BC children hospital was able to confirm the risk. “If you have a suspected concussion the first time, you’re now three times more likely to sustain a second concussion, potentially more severe in nature.” Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate director and sports injury specialist for BC […]

Dr. Laura Sly appointed Associate Dean, Academic, at Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Laura Sly hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba where she did her undergraduate degree before pursuing graduate and postdoctoral work in Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. Laura teaches in the Experimental Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology graduate programs.  Her research focusses on the contribution of macrophages to inflammation with a special interest in reducing inflammation in immune-mediated […]

Congratulations to Kim Marty | 2019 recipient of the UBC President’s Staff Award for Creativity and Innovation

Since joining the Vaccine Evaluation Centre (VEC) as a work study student over 20 years ago, Kimberley Marty has become one of Canada’s most highly-regarded and most skilled data specialists, while building the VEC into a well-recognized international leader for data handling of vaccine trials. As the VEC Senior Data Manager, she coordinates data management and […]

Defining Rare Disorders: A Profile of Dr. Judith Hall | The Scientist Magazine

At a 1978 genetics conference in Montana, Philip Pallister, then the clinical director of the Boulder River School and Hospital, asked medical geneticist Judith Hall and a group of other researchers a rather startling question: Should we dig up a decomposing baby? “This story is ghoulish,” Hall tells The Scientist. The baby had been born with extra fingers, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon!

Dr. Kissoon is the recipient of the 2020 Drs. Vidyasagar and Nagamani Dharmapuri Award presented by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) for exemplary and pioneering achievements in the care of critically ill and injured infants and children. The Society of Critical Care Medicine is pleased to present this distinction during the combined American […]

World Sleep 2019 conference in Vancouver, Sept 20-25

World Sleep Society (founded by World Association of Sleep Medicine and World Sleep Federation) has collaborated with the Canadian Sleep Society to host World Sleep 2019. The venue selected for the congress on sleep medicine from September 20-25, 2019 is the Vancouver Convention Centre.   World Sleep 2019 offers a worldwide forum inviting sleep professionals […]

New leadership in the Department of Pediatrics effective Sept 1 2019

**On behalf of Dr. Allison A. Eddy, MD, FRCP(C), Head, UBC Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital** Delighted that each of them has agreed to take on new responsibilities and they are already having an impact!