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King of Children The Life and Death of Janusz KorczakOctober 5, 2017King of Children: The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak By Betty Jean Lifton Introductions by Elie Wiesel; Curren Warf and Alison A. Eddy • As featured in the major motion picture The Zookeeper’s Wife • Korczak gave his life to continue protecting the children in his care ORDER FORM Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Edmond Chan!This year’s recipient of the Jerry Dolovich Award for Contributions to Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Canada is Dr. Edmond Chan. This award is the most prestigious award given by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Presentations will take place at the CSACI Annual Dinner on Saturday, October 14th, at 8:30 p.m. More […] Read More >

Victoria Cook honoured with the Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership AwardVictoria Cook, a pediatric clinical immunology and allergy fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2017 Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Award. This award was established to recognize residents who exemplify leadership within Canadian specialty education and encourage the development of future leaders in medicine. MORE Congratulations Victoria! Read More >

APLS: THE ADVANCED PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY COURSESeptember 13, 2017APLS: THE ADVANCED PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY COURSE Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 Location: BC Simulation Centre, BC Children’s Hospital Cost: $759 Website: Description: Learn to assess and manage critically ill children and detect an imminently toxic child and institute treatment without delay within the first hour of presentation to the ER. This course consists of […] Read More >

The Pharmacy Informer – Fall 2017 EditionSeptember 7, 2017The Fall 2017 edition of the Pharmacy Informer is hot off the press! The Pharmacy Informer is a quarterly newsletter that contains important updates and highlights from the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC, Department of Pharmacy. In This Issue of the C&W Pharmacy Informer: PT&N Committee Update Extended Interval Gentamicin in Neonates Long […] Read More >

‘Travelling roadshow’ brings better mental health assessment for kids to BC hospitalsSeptember 6, 2017The HEARTSMAP team is on the road, bringing better mental health assessment for kids to emergency departments (EDs) across BC. This summer and fall, the team will be visiting EDs in the Interior and Northern BC, providing two-hour on-site training sessions for clinicians on how to use the HEARTSMAP tool. In total, the tool will […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani!July 31, 2017Dr. Manish Sadarangani named Sauder Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani on his recent appointment as the Sauder Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of British Columbia. Funded by a donation from the Sauder Family, the Chair supports research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood infectious […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Catherine Biggs!July 10, 2017Dr. Biggs graduated from UBC Medicine in 2011. She then completed her Pediatrics Residency and Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. As a trainee in Boston, she received the Frederick H. Lovejoy Jr. Residency Award and performed translational research on primary immunodeficiencies and immune dysregulatory syndromes. Dr. Biggs will be joining the […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Brett Schrewe!Two UBC doctoral students, Stephanie Lake (Faculty of Medicine) and Brett Schrewe (Faculty of Education), have received the prestigious 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship. They are the 22nd and 23rd recipients of this scholarship from UBC since its inception, and Brett is the first from educational studies. To learn more about Dr. Schrewe and the […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Alison Lee!June 21, 2017Dr. Alison Lee is this year’s recipient for the 2017 Outstanding Achievement by a Resident from BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. “It is wonderful that your hard work, dedication, and research productivity is being recognized. We are all very proud of your achievement!” –  Dr. Lori Tucker, Director,  UBC Pediatric Resident Research Program Congratulations Dr. Lee! Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Nazmudin Bhanji!Dr. Bhanji has been selected by the Family Practice residents at the Vancouver Fraser Site to receive a Postgraduate Teaching Award for 2016-2017. The award recognizes preceptors who have made extraordinary contributions in the area of teaching and education in our Residency Program. “Proving once again that he is LOVED by all!” – Raquel Kirby […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Kyla Hildebrand and Dr. Kristin Houghton!Drs. Hildebrand and Houghton are the recipients of the 2017 Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. The Clinical Faculty Awards for Career Excellence in Clinical Teaching recognize senior Clinical Faculty members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching over the course of their careers. Three awards are available.  The awards, presented at the Faculty […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Pavan Judge!June 8, 2017Dr. Judge is the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice’s (PEMP) 2016 “Issue of the Year” award winner for his article entitled, “Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric Patients: Recognizing the Undiagnosed and Managing Complications in the Emergency Department.” The award recognizes the efforts of authors who have expanded and enhanced the body of evidence-based emergency medicine literature […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Woolfson!June 7, 2017At the recent 94th Annual Canadian Paediatric Society Conference meeting in Vancouver, Dr. Jessica Woolfson won the “Best Pediatric Trainee Research Competition Award for Excellence for Abstract/Oral presentation” entitled “Biliary Atresia home screening program in British Columbia: Evaluation of the first two years.” Congratulations Dr. Woolfson! Read More >

Congratulations Dr. Aven Poynter!June 1, 2017Dr. Aven Poynter is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s national “Distinguished Community Pediatrician” award. The Community Paediatrics Section established the Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award in 1999 to recognize a colleague(s) who has demonstrated a significant contribution to the field of community paediatrics. This year’s Distinguished Community Paediatrician is Dr. Aven Poynter (Langley, […] Read More >

Farewell to Grace McCarthyMay 31, 2017In a statement issued by her family, former Social Credit cabinet minister in British Columbia Grace McCarthy died peacefully at her Vancouver home surrounded by her family on May 24, 2017 after a lengthy battle with a brain tumour. Grace McCarthy blazed a trail for women in politics and business; she was 89 at the […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos!May 30, 2017Dr. Dina Panagiotouplos received the award for Health and Wellness from a finalist slate of 11 nominees at the YWCA 34th Annual Women of Distinction Awards on May 29 2017. Other faculty nominated from the department include: Dr. Christine Loock in the Health & Wellness Category and Dr. Clara van Karnebeek in the Research & […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Ian Pike!May 28, 2017Dr. Pike plans to develop a social marketing campaign and conduct research related to awareness, attitudes and behaviours among recreational boaters in British Columbia. The research project aims to study recreational boaters in BC, and to develop a campaign to increase safety practices and reduce drowning. “I am pleased to see that, year after year, […] Read More >

Farewell to Grace McCarthyMay 25, 2017In a statement issued by her family,  former Social Credit cabinet minister in British Columbia Grace McCarthy died peacefully at her Vancouver home surrounded by her family Wednesday night after a lengthy battle with a brain tumour. Grace McCarthy blazed a trail for women in politics and business; she was 89 at the time of […] Read More >

UBC Department of Pediatrics Resident and Fellow Researchers Come Out on Top!May 16, 2017We are delighted to announce that our candidates to the 29th Annual National Pediatric Resident and Fellow Research Competition (known as the Winnipeg Competition) have both WON! Dr. Rebecca Ronsley won in a tie for first place in the Pediatric Resident category with her research titled “Acute kidney injury in children with type 1 diabetes […] Read More >