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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 >

Intentional WellBEing: Launching Sept 25 2020 | All of the activities free of charge.September 14, 2020          Our university is not just a place, it is our people – their success is UBC’s success. By promoting their wellbeing, we promote their excellence. – Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor In June 2020, the UBC Department of Pediatrics (DoP) and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) were […] Read More >

Dr. Ian Pike | Understanding your market for effective injury preventionSeptember 9, 2020In this month’s BMJ Injury Prevention talk medicine podcast, we bring you an orderly walk through the life of a senior in the field. It moves from childhood drivers through private, to not profit, to public sector experiences and how it all comes together in the current job of Professor Ian Pike, University of British […] Read More >

AWARDED PROJECTS FROM THE COVID-19 STRATEGIC INVESTMENT FUNDAugust 19, 2020The Special COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) was made available for strategic projects related to COVID-19 and the ways in which the Faculty of Medicine’s education, research, organization, and partnerships have changed, are changing, or could change in response. There were two rounds of funding with nearly 50 submissions of proposals. As a result, 20 […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Vi Ean Tan!August 11, 2020To date, four out of out of 27 funded projects were from the Department of Pediatrics under the Special COVID-19 SIF funding available for strategic projects related to COVID-19 and the ways in which the Faculty of Medicine’s education, research, organization, and partnerships have changed, are changing, or could change in response. Project Name: Optimization […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Kyla Hildebrand!July 29, 2020The Royal College National Awards program honours the exceptional personal achievements of specialist physicians and surgeons, and other medical professionals across Canada and internationally. These awards recognize contributions to the specialty medical field, the Royal College mission, and to the health care of citizens, both in Canada and globally. The selection of award recipients is […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Srinivas Murthy!The Health Research Foundation (HRF) of Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Srinivas Murthy, clinical associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and critical care specialist and investigator at the BC Children’s Hospital, has been awarded Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada Chair in […] Read More >

Farewell to Dr. John WuJuly 21, 2020The Division of Hem/Onc/BMT would like to thank Dr. John Wu for his years of dedication and service to the Division and Department. John has retired from practice but will continue with his research. His medical knowledge, advocacy for his patients and his holistic care will be missed. We have all learnt so much from […] Read More >

Three projects funded under Special COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund (SIF)July 20, 2020COVID-19 has disrupted nearly every aspect of our lives. We greatly appreciate the enormous efforts that the Faculty of Medicine community continues to make in response, whether in clinical settings, laboratories, virtual learning environments, or home offices. Three out of 15 funded projects were from the Department of Pediatrics! The purpose of this Special COVID-19 […] Read More >

“Having mothers take DHA supplements during the newborn period to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia in their very preterm infants cannot be recommended at this point,”July 16, 2020Consumption of DHA supplements, an omega-3 fatty acid, by breastfeeding mothers is ineffective in preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants born before the 29th week of pregnancy. This is the main conclusion of a Canada-wide study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). “Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that […] Read More >

“The changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic present a unique challenge for evaluating vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”With more than 140 SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in development, the race is on for a successful candidate to help prevent COVID-19. But—according to a new paper published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)—there are challenges in evaluating the efficacy of these vaccines during the pandemic. [MORE] Read More >

Congratulations Drs. Stuart Turvey, Hind Sbihi and Tobias Kollmann!July 10, 2020Congratulations to Drs. Stuart Turvey, Hind Sbihi and Tobias Kollmann for their CIHR Operating Grant: COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity – Social Policy and Public Health Responses for the project entitled, “Rapid research in the CHILD Cohort to inform Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: investigating the prevalence and predictors of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and the […] Read More >