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UPDATE: DIVISION OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH AND MEDICINEJuly 30, 2018At 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 >

Congratulations Sabrina Gill, Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine!May 11, 2018Sabrina Gill, BSN, of the Youth Health Clinic in the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine was recognized for her exemplary work over the years with the Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice on May 8, 2018! Sabrina has made many contributions over many years in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. With enthusiasm (and […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Loock, Division of Developmental Pediatrics!“Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect.” – Janusz Korczak Dr. Loock is the 2018 recipient of the Janusz Korczak Medal for Children’s Rights Advocacy. Dr. Christine Loock a Developmental Pediatrician at BC Children’s […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Biggs!May 10, 2018In its second year, MSFHR is delighted to announce 12 health professional award recipients, including a nurse, a psychologist and physicians specializing in cancer, stroke, asthma and HIV. Dr. Biggs from the Division of Allergy & Immunology, was awarded funding for her project entitled “Improving outcomes through precision medicine for adults with primary immunodeficiency.” The MSFHR Health […] Read More >

Long Service Recognition Spring Tea & Ceremony, April 23 2018May 8, 2018This event recognizes employees and medical staff who reached 20+ year milestones in 2017. Image: Dr. Ralph Rothstein, Associate Head, Clinical Affairs and Dr. David Smith. Read More >

BMO Vancouver Marathon, Team Update – Division of CardiologyAnother great year – with more than 40 runners participating in BMO events it was a day full of stories. Here are the top 5 moments from team heart attack: 5) Everyone needs their own motivation…Jenny (ICU) spotted a guy in a chicken suit running ahead of her at 8km mark. Nobody wants to get […] Read More >

Congratulations BMO Vancouver Marathon Event Runners!A big shout out to all the Department of Pediatrics runners that participated in this year’s BMO Marathon events. May 6 was another beautiful Vancouver day and we have some heartwarming news. Setting a personal goal for yourself and then having your family’s support can help keep your spirits up when the training kilometers seem […] Read More >

Dr. Ian Pike receives UBC President’s AwardApril 30, 2018UBC President Dr. Santa Ono formally recognized Dr. Pike and other Faculty Research Award recipients at a ceremony held at the Chan Centre on April 17, 2018. According to UBC’s Research and Innovation Office, the award is given to a faculty member “who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University and the community by actively […] Read More >