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Congratulations to Dr. Mariana Brussoni!July 21, 2021Dr. Mariana Brussoni has been appointed the Director for the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) effective August 1, 2021 until June 30, 2026. HELP is a collaborative and interdisciplinary research network based at the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), UBC. Dr. Brussoni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and SPPH, […] Read More >

Beyond the Classroom: Clinical Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Kirsten MillerJuly 15, 2021Get to know more about Dr. Kirsten Miller, Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics, based out of Prince George, BC. She was recently featured in a new series entitled, Beyond the Classroom, where clinical faculty across the province are highlighted for the inspiring work they do training the next generation of doctors and […] Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Sylvia Cheng, Paul Thiessen, and Tom McLaughlin!June 25, 2021The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has announced its 2021 award winners, honouring those who demonstrate excellence in paediatric research, advocacy, health promotion and education. [MORE] The Department of Pediatrics was well represented in several categories, they are:   Certificate of Merit: For CPS members who have made outstanding contributions at the regional level. Dr. Sylvia […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Manish Sadarangani!June 8, 2021Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani who is the 2021 Emerging Academic Leader Award (Large Institution Category) recipient from the Pediatrics Chairs of Canada. Dr. Sadarangani is an Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Director, Vaccine Evaluation Center, BC Children’s Hospital; Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute; and, Sauder Family […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Connolly!Dr. Mary Connolly, Head of the Division of Neurology is the recipient of the Clinician Practitioner Excellence in Leadership Award from the Pediatric Chairs of Canada. This award acknowledges individuals who advance educational innovation that enhances the quality of teaching related to children and youth. Dr. Connolly’s research centers on various aspects of pediatric neurology, […] Read More >

Poster presentations & Vision Statements by Drs. Caron Strahlendorf and Steven Miller, shortlisted candidates for Head, Department of Pediatrics, UBC and Chief of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre positionJune 7, 2021On behalf of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Dean’s office, the two shortlisted candidates for Head, Department of Pediatrics, UBC and Chief of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre position will be presenting their vision statements on June 21 & 30 2021. Download the Presentation Posters Realizing the Person in […] Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Quynh Doan & Laura Sly!May 13, 2021The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of the community. This year, five women from across PHSA have been included in this year’s list of nominees. PHSA’s nominees span two categories: Health & Wellness and Research, the Sciences & Technology. These […] Read More >

Virtual celebration for Dr. Allison A. Eddy, MD, FRCP(C), Head, UBC Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s HospitalMay 3, 2021The Department of Pediatrics, UBC & BCCH would like to invite you to attend our virtual celebration for Dr. Allison A. Eddy, MD, FRCP(C), Head, UBC Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital. Emcee: Ms. Elaine Yong, Former Global BC Reporter & Providence Health Care Communications Speakers: Family, friends and leadership from the University of British […] Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Tom McLaughlin and Dan Metzger!April 28, 2021  The American Academy of Pediatrics has awarded two AAP District VIII Special Achievement Awards to two Department of Pediatrics faculty members. Dr. Tom McLaughlin, won the Clinician/Leadership category and Dr. Dan Metzger, was recognized in the Health Advocacy category. More about our recipients: Tom McLaughlin, MD, FAAP, FRCPC, MPP Investigator and Pediatrician, BC Children’s […] Read More >

Thank You! New Clinical Faculty Affairs Advisory Council (CFAC) RepresentativeApril 15, 2021We would like to offer a hearty thank you to Dr. Gabriella Horvath from the Division of Biomedical Diseases for taking over as the Clinical Faculty Affairs Representative for Pediatrics. Dr. Horvath will serve as the departmental representative and act as the bridge between the Department and the Clinical Faculty Affairs Council. “Dr. Horvath is […] Read More >

2021 Virtual Celebrate Research Day – Resident & Fellows Research Posters Are Online!April 1, 2021Celebrate Research Day, the UBC Department of Pediatrics’ annual resident and fellow research competition, is coming to you virtually again this year on April 9th, 2021 from 12-4pm. With the ongoing success and outstanding research projects, Celebrate Research Day will be featuring 20 oral presentations and 12 poster presentations by pediatric residents and fellows at […] Read More >

Kudos to some of our heroes at our Community-Based Distributed Teaching SitesMarch 22, 2021Island Health: A big shout out to Drs. Krystal Cullen, Division Head, Pediatrics & Keith Menard, Maternity Care & Pediatrics Department Head at Island Health for their caring and outstanding leadership this past year. And congratulations to Dr. Henry Stringer! The 2020 recipient of The Vancouver Island Clerkship Preceptors Teaching Excellence Award for his outstanding […] Read More >

Register Now for the BC Rural Health ConferenceThe Rural Coordination Centre of BC invites you to the BC Rural Health Conference on May 29–30, 2021. This dynamic virtual event will include rurally-relevant plenaries and breakout sessions, plus options for small-group workshops (PICC Like a Pro; Rural Airway Management in the Time of COVID-19; and Basic Suturing Techniques). More than 25 clinical and […] Read More >

Congratulations CIHR Grant Recipients!March 16, 2021BC Children’s and BC Women’s investigators were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Fall 2020 competition. Our research community received around $6 million in new research grants. Some of the projects funded were: Dr. Angela Devlin, Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos and Dr. Pascal Bernatchez (UBC) – Healthy Starts and Childhood […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Quynh Doan and Dr. Laura Sly, 2021 YWCA Women of Distinction Award nominees!Congratulations to Dr. Quynh Doan and Dr. Laura Sly, 2021 YWCA Women of Distinction Award nominees in the Research, Sciences & Technology category. A recognized pediatrician, medical researcher and educator, Quynh is an advocate for child and youth mental health and addictions across BC and Canada. Her health services research has broken new ground on […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Anamaria Richardson!January 21, 2021Dr. Anamaria Richardson is a recipient of the Peter Wall Institute Wall Scholars Award for 2021-2022.  The Wall Scholars Research Award is a unique opportunity for faculty members to spend a transformative year in residence at the Institute in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. [MORE] Dr. Richardson is a community based pediatrician, who works with children […] Read More >

Women+ and Children’s Health Sciences Graduate Program (WACH) Fall 2022December 18, 2020The Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Pediatrics are collaborating on the development of an umbrella program for graduate student training in Women+ and Children’s Health Sciences (WACH). The term Women+ embraces women, transgender, and non-binary individuals. The WACH Program will offer new academic training opportunities for future Scientists including allied health care professionals, and […] Read More >

Congratulations to our Provincial Mental Health Metabolic Team!December 10, 2020Our Provincial Mental Health Metabolic Team at BC Children’s Hospital is this year’s recipient of the PHSA 2020 Interprofessional Collaborative Practice & Nursing Awards. This multi-disciplinary team provides specialized management for children and youth with mental health and endocrinology or metabolism complications such as weight gain, elevated insulin and blood sugar levels, high blood pressure […] Read More >

Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth: Intervention Approaches, Education and Research DirectionsDecember 1, 2020Clinical Care for Homeless, Runaway and Refugee Youth: Intervention Approaches, Education and Research Directions by Curren Warf (Author, Editor), Grant Charles (Author, Editor) is now available! Adolescent homelessness is a growing problem that results in a variety of health challenges. This text is a practical resource designed to promote effective interdisciplinary health and social care […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” KissoonNovember 13, 2020On November 10th, 2020, the Board of the Global Sepsis Alliance elected Niranjan ‘Tex’ Kissoon as the new President of the Global Sepsis Alliance. Tex succeeds Konrad Reinhart, who co-founded and successfully led the GSA since its inception in 2010. Dr. Kissoon’s international work has included many areas of the world with limited resources and […] Read More >