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“The changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic present a unique challenge for evaluating vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”July 16, 2020With 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 >

Congratulations Drs. Soren Gantt and Manish Sadarangani!Dr. Soren Gantt and Dr. Manish Sadarangani are recipients of a CIHR COVID-19 Rapid Research grant which will look at  “Household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a well-characterized African cohort.” Congratulations all! Read More >

Congratulations to Constantin Popescu!Constantin is the recipient of the 2020 Sue Carruthers Graduate Studentship for the project “Improving the diagnosis of severe infections in newborns.” Supervisor: Dr. Pascal Lavoie Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Kirsten Miller!Congratulations to Dr. Kirsten Miller, the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Health Care Professional Award in the BC-Yukon Region awarded by Diabetes Canada. The Regional Outstanding HealthCare Professional Award is presented to a health care professionals who have made a difference in improving the lives in individuals living with diabetes in a specific region.  This […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani!July 9, 2020Dr. Manish Sadarangani is the recipient of the 2019 AMMI Canada Young Investigator Award awarded by the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada and the Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious disease. AMMI Canada Young Investigator Award recognizes a promising young investigator who has already made a substantial contribution to research in […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Sly!Dr. Sly is the recipient of the 2020 CIHR-INMD-CAG Early Career Investigator Partnership Prize which recognizes outstanding contributions to gastroenterology through basic and/or clinical research. Dr. Sly is an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Read More >

Congratulations to Drs. Angela Devlin and Constadina Panagiotopoulos!Congratulations to Drs. Devlin and Panagiotopoulos for their 2019 CNS Publication Award for their article entitled, “The role of lifestyle in mitigating treatment-related weight gain and metabolic complications in children with mental health conditions.” The Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS), in conjunction with the editorial board of the journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism (APNM), […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Stuart Turvey!Dr. Turvey is the 2019 F. Estelle R. Simons Award for Research from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The F. Estelle R. Simons Award for Research is presented to a CSACI member in recognition of his or her exemplary research in the field of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. To be considered for […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Joseph Ting!June 9, 2020Dr. Ting and his team were awarded a MSFHR COVID-19 Research Response Fund Award for their project a Study Of Early Health Outcomes In Neonates Exposed To COVID-19 In British Columbia (SHiNE-BC). The long-term health challenges and needs of babies born in British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic are unknown. Babies can be exposed to […] Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Manish Sadarangani!Dr. Manish Sadarangani and his team were awarded a MSFHR COVID-19 Research Response Fund Award for their project COVID-19 in Children and Young Adults in BC – Evaluation of Public Health Measures and Epidemiologic Support for Decision-Makers. Dr. Manish Sadarangani is director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and […] Read More >

The UBC Department of Pediatrics (DoP) awarded two Special COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) grants from the UBC Faculty of MedicineJune 5, 2020The purpose the Special COVID-19 SIF is to make 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. Intentional WellBEing Program (Launching Fall 2020) The UBC Department of Pediatrics (DoP) and the BC […] Read More >

The UBC Department of Pediatrics (DoP) was awarded two Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP) grants from the UBC Human ResourcesThe HWIP grant from UBC Human Resources provides start-up funds and support for health-related, sustainable initiatives. You can apply for funding for programs that include yoga or fitness classes, building a community garden or investing in mental health training in your workplace. Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP)  – Mental Health Training $3,000 The UBC Departments […] Read More >

Kudos to Dr. Srinivas MurthyMay 5, 2020Supporting the recovery plans, our very own Dr. Srinivas Murthy, a pediatric critical care and infectious diseases specialist, is leading the Canadian Treatments for COVID-19 trial. He is examining potential treatments for COVID-19, a multinational initiative being coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). There […] Read More >

Kudos to Dr. Vo and his team at the BC Children’s Hospital Centre for MindfulnessApril 24, 2020Kudos to Dr. Dzung Vo, Dr. Joanna McDermid, Dr. Katarina Tabi, Kaleigh McLeod and Frances Tong at the BC Children’s Hospital Centre for Mindfulness for their outstanding hard work and dedication in serving the C&W campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health professionals are at an especially high risk for developing stress-related conditions, such as burnout, […] Read More >

Pediatric researchers leading the fight against COVID-19April 16, 2020UBC and BCCH Department of Pediatrics is one of the leaders in helping fight this disease. As governments and research funding agencies have made it a priority to fund research for COVID-19, one of our own pediatricians, Dr. Srinivas Murthy was successful in obtaining a Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) grant to conduct research […] Read More >

Congratulations Ella Chan!March 11, 2020Ella Chan has been awarded “Best Oral Presentation” for her talk on Compensatory Renal Growth Predicts Outcome in Children with a Solitary Functioning Kidney at the 2020 Western Medical Research Conference. Based on judges’ scoring, her work was highlighted from over 350 high quality student and trainee presentations. Congratulations on this achievement!   Read More >

Brain Trust: How B.C.’s sports organizations are facing the concussion epidemicMarch 5, 2020Dr. Shelina Babul was featured on CBC discussing her Concussion Awareness Training Tool. See: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/brain-trust-grassroots-1.5485443 Dr. Babul is the Associate Director, Sports Injury Specialist, BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit, BC Children’s Hospital, Director, Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting & Prevention Program (CHIRPP), BC Children’s Hospital Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital and Investigator, Djavad Mowafaghian Center for […] Read More >

Congratulations CIHR Project Grant Recipients!February 12, 2020Congratulations to the BC Children’s and BC Women’s investigators who were awarded funding through the highly competitive Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Fall 2019 competition. Our research community received more than $8 million in new research and bridge grants. Many of the investigators who were successful in this competition benefited from the […] Read More >

Farewell to Dr. Soren Gantt  ** A message on behalf of Dr. Wyeth Wasserman, Vice-President Research, BC Children’s Hospital ** Dear research community, With mixed emotions, I would like to announce that Dr. Soren Gantt is leaving Vancouver in July 2020 for a new position with CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre at the Université de Montréal. In his many roles […] Read More >