News & Events

Welcome to Dr. Sarah Jassemi to the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine!September 6, 2018Dr. Jassemi was born and raised in Ottawa, ON where she also completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Ottawa. She obtained her MD at the University of British Columbia in 2013, and completed her pediatrics residency at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the University of Calgary in 2016. She completed her subspecialty […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Amanda Li!August 14, 2018Dr. Amanda Li was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She graduated from Dalhousie University medical school in 2010, and completed her Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship at the University of British Columbia.  Following this, she trained at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the field of Cancer Immunotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplant, […] Read More >

Allergy CheckAugust 13, 2018A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts unusually to a specific food. Though reactions are often mild, they can also be serious. It can be difficult to determine whether a symptom is an allergic reaction or caused by another factor – and this is why we created Allergy Check. This tool is […] Read More >

The Colonel Harland Sanders Allergy Clinic at BC Children’s HospitalAugust 7, 2018From left to right: Vanessa Abaya, Jocelyn Jia, Tess Erazo, Dr. Tiffany Wong, Dr. Allison Eddy, Jennifer Graham, John Jacob, Karen Karny, Bill Karny, Dr. Edmond Chan, Brendan Azzano, Lillian Hum, Lianne Soller, Nicole Lee, Linda Lemke, and Amy Wang.     The Colonel Harland Sanders Charities’ generous gift to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, will ensure that […] Read More >

NEW HEAD APPOINTED TO DIVISION OF DERMATOLOGYJuly 30, 2018In the spring of 2018, Dr. Wingfield Rehmus was appointed as the new Head for the Division of Dermatology. Dr. Rehmus is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and an associate member of the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at UBC. She completed her medical school at Duke University; earned an […] Read More >

UPDATE: DIVISION OF DERMATOLOGYIn April 2018, Dr. Julie Prendiville retired from her role as Head of the Division of Dermatology – a position that she held from 1990 – 2018. Dr. Prendiville is a Clinical Professor with the Department of Pediatrics and an internationally-renowned pediatric dermatologist who has published countless papers and book chapters. During her career, she […] Read More >

New Head appointed to the Division of Adolescent Health and MedicineDr. Dzung Vo was appointed as the new Head for the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine in July 2018. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and has been with the division since 2010. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and he completed his residency in […] Read More >

UPDATE: DIVISION OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH AND MEDICINEAt the end of July 2018, Dr. Curren Warf will retire as the Division Head for the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine and he will be sorely missed. The impact of his work has left a lasting legacy on our institution and the community. Dr. Warf is a Clinical Professor in the Department of […] Read More >

Congratulations Department of Pediatrics CIHR Grant Recipients!July 26, 2018Several faculty members from the Department of Pediatrics were awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Spring 2018 competition, Foundation and Team Grant competitions. [MORE] Congratulations Project Grant Recipients! From left to right: Dr. Angela Devlin, Dr. Anne R. Synnes, Dr. Bruce Bjornson, Dr. George Sandor, Dr. Kevin Harris, Dr. Manish Sadarangani, […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Bishop!July 17, 2018Dr. Bishop is a recipient of the 2018 Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from UBC. The Clinical Faculty Awards for Excellence in Clinical Teaching recognize Clinical Faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching at a Clinical Academic Campus. Three awards are available.  The awards, presented at the Faculty of Medicine Awards […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Shazhan Amed!June 28, 2018 Read More >

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Congratulations Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) Recipients!The UBC Faculty of Medicine’s strategic plan, Building the Future, identifies 21 strategic objectives organized into four pillars: Education, Research, Organization, and Partnership. To enable investment in advancing the objectives, the Faculty created a Strategic Investment Fund of $2M per year. This Fund was made possible through the Program Budgeting and Marginal Analysis (PBMA) exercise. [MORE] Congratulations […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani!Dr. Manish Sadarangani is one of the recipients of the 2018 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Program Awards. Recipients of the award are recognized for their efforts to improve the health of British Columbians. The MSFHR Scholar Program allows early-career researchers to establish an independent research career, build a leading research program, and expand their […] Read More >

Congratulations to recipients of the 2018 MSA Recognition and Achievement Awards!June 21, 2018The Medical Staff Association of Children’s and Women’s Hospital (MSA) presented the Recognition and Achievement Awards to several Department of Pediatrics faculty. These awards are held annually to spotlight medical staff at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre for their contributions in delivering exceptional mentorship and care to colleagues and patients […] Read More >

Research Idol, 8:30- 11:00 AM – Friday, June 15 2018June 11, 2018 Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Sandy Whitehouse!June 10, 2018Congratulations to Dr. Sandy Whitehouse, Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Whitehouse was honoured to receive the Inspiring 50: Canada 2018 Award on Parliament Hill which celebrates inspirational female role models in tech and innovation. She is also a past Provincial Lead on Youth Health Transition BC, is passionate to improve healthcare by removing […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Loock!Dr. Chris Loock was awarded the 2018 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in the Health and Wellness category. Dr. Loock was nominated last year along with other faculty from the Department of Pediatrics: Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos – Pediatric Endocrinologist, and Dr. Clara van Karnebeek – A Principal Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Loock is […] Read More >

Workout to Conquer Cancer Team Challenge UpdateJune 4, 2018  Congratulations to the Department of Pediatrics Workout to Conquer Cancer Team! Cumulatively they raised $1,462 11 individuals enrolled in the team challenge and made a commitment to be more active this past month. A big thank you to the team that worked so hard to help us honor the long service of Wendy Cannon to […] Read More >