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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 >

Pediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC) honors Dr. Laura Sauvé!November 3, 2020Dr. Laura Sauvé is the recipient of the PCC 2020 COVID LEADERSHIP AWARD in honor her outstanding work during the pandemic. PCC wanted to acknowledge the deep appreciation they have for the priceless role that she played during these trying times. This year, the Pediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC) provided a unique opportunity to honor […] Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Catherine Biggs & Edmond ChanOctober 26, 2020The Division of Allergy & Immunology is excited to announce two big awards from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology:   Dr. Catherine Biggs was awarded The CSACI Early Career Award which is presented to a CSACI Fellow, who has been working post-fellowship for five years or less, and has shown contribution to […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Ian Pike!October 22, 2020Dr. Ian Pike was awarded the 2020 Award for Research from the Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition for his social marketing campaign aimed at recreational boaters in BC. The Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition was formed in response to the call to action from the World Health Organization’s 2014 report. Drowning is a multisectoral issue that requires […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Quynh Doan and Dr. Stuart Turvey!Dr. Quynh Doan has been appointed to the position of Director, Clinical Research starting Monday, October 26, 2020. Quynh is a pediatric emergency physician at BC Children’s Hospital with expertise in evaluating care at the pediatric emergency department, an investigator with the Evidence to Innovation Theme, and associate professor with UBC’s Department of Pediatrics. She […] Read More >

Congratulations 2020 Faculty of Medicine Award Recipients!September 30, 2020Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. Congratulations to our 2020 recipients! We celebrate Drs. Sly, Meckler, Sadarangani and Brussoni for their contributions. Congratulations All! Read More >

Dr. Allison Eddy elected into the Canadian Academy of Health SciencesSeptember 23, 2020Ottawa – 18 September 2020 The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is pleased to unveil the list of individuals that were selected to join as Fellows for 2020. CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences. Fellows have demonstrated, through their careers and lives, that they are committed to their field of expertise in many ways. […] Read More >

A CME Event: Virtual Rett Syndrome Family Symposium | October 2-3, 2020 | 8:00am to 3:00pmSeptember 17, 2020You are invited to the first Symposium on Rett Syndrome in BC, a virtual meeting for professionals and families, featuring two international guest speakers, who are world experts in this condition. There will be plenty of break-rooms in the afternoon for families to ask questions from the speakers and to meet other families. Rett Symposium […] Read More >