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Melanoma & Skin Cancer AwarenessMay 29, 2023Dr. Wingfield Rehmus and several residents and fellows co-authored, Pediatric Dermatology: A Primer by Dr. Wingfield Rehmus, MD, MPH, a valuable resource, which is free for download at The manual covers the basics of treating common skin conditions like Melanoma and Cancer in children, adolescents, and adults and it is meant to accompany rotation […] Read More >

Meet the Community, May 29 2023May 26, 2023CIHR-III and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UBC will be hosting a ‘Meet the Community Event’ on Monday, May 29 2023 to highlight four talented early career researchers. A Q&A panel, trainee poster session, and reception will follow. More: Please register in advance: Cross-posted with permission. Read More >

Anti-Racism Awareness Week BCDYK, the Province of British Columbia has proclaimed May 22-26, 2023 as Anti-Racism Awareness Week? This week holds the opportunity for British Columbians to become educated about B.C.’s diverse culture, reflecting on biases, celebrating differences, and standing together against racism. Check out some of the amazing work of by our faculty in advancing equity in […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Anne Junker!May 25, 2023Congratulations to Dr. Junker, the 2023 recipient of The Michael Smith Health Research Leadership & Advocacy Award! Dr. Junker, Associate Professor Emerita, UBC and Principal at UBC Emeritus College has contributed over four decades of work in clinical practice and clinical trials-related activities in pediatrics. This award recognizes Dr. Junker’s extraordinary leadership contributions to the […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Richard A. Schreiber!May 23, 2023Dr. Schreiber is the recipient of the 2022 CASL-CLF Sass Kortsak Lecture Award from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL). This award is given out every 2 years to a pediatric hepatologist who has made significant career contributions to the liver health of children. Dr. Schreiber’s career as a pediatric hepatologist […] Read More >

The Senior Pediatric Spring LuncheonMay 18, 2023The Pediatric Seniors Group met up on May 5th at the Arbutus Club to enjoy a healthy lunch and lively group updates. DYK, our senior retired physicians have been gathering for over 20 years? Past chairpersons of the group include, Drs. Rob Hill and Judy Hall. Dr. David Smith, now organizes the bi-annual luncheons and […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Miller!May 17, 2023Dr. Miller is the 2023 recipient of the James H. Graham Award of Merit from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Steven Paul Miller, MDCM MAS FRCPC is a renowned physician-scientist leader, whose brain-imaging studies of critically-ill newborns identified the power of the early-life intensive care unit experience to shape the trajectory […] Read More >

Dr. Quynh Doan appointed Associate Dean, Research, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, UBC Faculty of Medicine & Senior Executive Director, BCCHRMay 16, 2023A message from Robert McMaster, Vice Dean, Research and Jana Davidson, Chief Medical Officer, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Quynh Doan has been appointed Associate Dean, Research, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), UBC Faculty of Medicine and the Senior Executive Director, BCCHR […] Read More >

Faculty Spotlights – Celebrating National Physicians’ Day | May 1, 2023May 1, 2023National Physicians’ Day is dedicated to recognizing and supporting those who serve in the profession of medicine. It is celebrated on May 1st annually and honors the birthday of Dr. Emily Stowe, the first female physician to practice in Canada. Learn more about our 2023 faculty spotlights: Drs. Marie-Noelle Trottier-Boucher, Anamaria Richardson, and Caron Strahlendorf. […] Read More >

Disrupting the Status Quo: Intersecting Inequities Impacting Women in the FoM and Opportunities for ChangeApril 27, 2023On June 7, 2023, Dr. Tatiana Sotindjo will be presenting at the UBC Faculty of Medicine (FoM) Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) 2nd Annual virtual Symposium entitled: “Disrupting the Status Quo: Intersecting Inequities Impacting Women in the FoM and Opportunities for Change.” Register today to hear discussions that explore intersectionality and […] Read More >

International partnership supports vaccine research to prevent future outbreaks“We are comparing antibody responses after different COVID-19 vaccines and after SARS-CoV-2 infection in adults and children from existing Canadian cohorts,” says Dr. Sadarangani. “This will provide insights on the mechanisms of vaccine protection and how we might improve responses to vaccines in general by modifying their design.” Dr. Manish Sadarangani is among five Canadian […] Read More >

Celebrate Research Day, April 14 2023April 19, 2023On April 14 2023, Celebrate Research Day was held at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Simultaneous presentations were held in two rooms with residents and fellows giving oral presentations at a record pace. Dr. Sarah Peters won for Best Resident Research Paper and she advances to the Pediatric Resident Research in Canada competition for […] Read More >

Pediatric Dermatology: A PrimerApril 5, 2023Pediatric Dermatology: A Primer by Dr. Wingfield Rehmus is now available online. This manual covers the basics of treating common skin conditions in children, adolescents, and adults. Co-authored by Dr. Rehmus and several residents and fellows this valuable resource is available for download at “I am interested in how skin disease affects children and […] Read More >

Big congratulations to our incoming 2023 residents!March 23, 2023We couldn’t be more excited to welcome you into our residency community. Enjoy the last leg of your medical school journey and we will see you in July!   Cross posted from IG: Image © UBC Pediatric Residents. Created by Drs. Meghan Glibbery and Renee Lurie Read More >

Committing to change in care: Dr. Saleem Razack, MD, Professor, Department of PediatricsMarch 20, 2023The highest quality health care is equitable, culturally safe and accessible for all. Unfortunately, we still have a lot of work to do to make this a reality — major organizations in Canada have declared racism a public health emergency. Dr. Saleem Razack is a critical care physician and new investigator with BCCHR. He has […] Read More >

New Pediatric Fraser Site Director Appointed: Dr. Hemendra RamdhaniMarch 17, 2023The General Pediatrics Residency Program is happy to announce the development of a new Pediatric Fraser Residency program. The first cohort of two first year residents will start on July 1, 2023. We would like to introduce Dr. Hemendra Ramdhani as the new Pediatric Fraser Site Director. Dr. Ramdhani will work with our Residency program […] Read More >

New Clinical Faculty Appointment: Dr. Farbod Bahadori-Esfahani, MDWelcome to Dr. Farbod Bahadori-Esfahani, MD, Clinical Instructor with the Division of Neonatology. Dr. Bahadori-Esfahani was born in Vancouver and spent his early years growing up in Burnaby. He completed his residency in the United States in Louisiana and his PICU fellowship in Minnesota. He is the newest member of the NICU team at BCCH. […] Read More >

New Academic Faculty appointment: Dr. Genelle Lunken (Healey), PhD, RDWelcome to Dr. Genelle Lunken (Healey), PhD, RD, Assistant Professor with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Dr. Lunken undertook her PhD in Nutritional Science at Massey University in New Zealand. The aim of her PhD research was to determine what influence habitual dietary fibre intake has on host and gut microbiota responses to […] Read More >

Congratulations!BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place are ChildKind certified! This is an immense accomplishment and congratulations all. This international award recognizes excellence in providing pediatric pain care. See: Read More >

The BCCHR Mentorship ProgramMarch 9, 2023Looking for a mentor? The BCCHR Mentorship Program has just opened registration for its first ever Speed Mentoring Event! From the Department of Pediatrics, we have: Drs. Alex Weber, Chris Maxwell and Scott Wenderfer ready to answer your questions. Date & Time: Monday, April 3, 1:00-2:00pm. This is an in-person event taking place in the […] Read More >