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Congratulations to Dr. Tim OberlanderAugust 7, 2016Congratulations to Dr. Tim Oberlander recipient of The Teratology Society’s 2016 Birth Defects Research Part B Distinguished Scholar Award recognizing contributions to the general field of birth defects research. His article “Major congenital malformations following prenatal exposure to serotonin reuptake inhibitors and benzodiazepines using population-based health data” was highly regarded in terms of impact and […] Read More >

2016 Doctors of BC AwardsEvery year, Doctors of BC acknowledges the outstanding contributions of physicians around the province through a number of awards. Achievements are recognized in areas such as community contribution, improving the welfare of British Columbians, health promotion, and grassroots advocacy. CMA Honourary Membership Award Honorary membership is an honour bestowed on those who, at the age […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” KissoonCongratulations to Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards UBC Faculty of Medicine for Award for Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty. Dr. Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon is from the Division of Critical Care and he is the Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care Societies, Vice-President, Medical […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Clara Van KarnbeekCongratulations to Drs. Clara Van Karnbeek, recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards UBC Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Clara van Karnebeek, is a Pediatrician and Biochemical Geneticist at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH). She currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Division of Biochemical Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, UBC. Since obtaining her PhD in the genetics […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Jasmine AllaireCongratulations to Dr. Jasmine Allaire recipient of the 2016 Faculty of Medicine Award for Innovation in CME/CPD. This award recognizes the outstanding innovation and creativity with original work in CPD program development and continuing medical education research. The committee was very impressed by the innovation and impact of Dr. Allaire’s Pediatric Advanced Trauma Simulation course. […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Catherine PallenCongratulations to Dr. Catherine Pallen recipient of the 2016 Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty. This award is a very strong affirmation of her contribution in mentoring. The Awards Reception will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the University Golf Club. Dr. Pallen is a […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Wingfield RehmusCongratulations to Dr. Wingfield Rehmus, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Rehmus is the recipient of this year’s, The Resident’s Selection for Excellence in Teaching annual teaching award selected by the dermatology residents. Read More >

Congratulations to Matt Carwana, PGY-2 Pediatrics!Matt presented two posters and one oral presentation at this year’s 2016 Canadian Paediatric Society Conference in beautiful PEI. Matt ended up winning the Resident Research Award for Excellence. This is the second year in a row that UBC has won this prestigious award. Last year, Rebecca Ronsley, a PGY-3 won. Read More >

Dr. Michael Klein appointed the Order of CanadaCongratulations to Dr. Michael Klein, who has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of his pioneering work integrating family medicine and maternity care in Canada. Dr. Klein is an Investigator Emeritus at BC Children’s Hospital and an Emeritus Professor Department of Family Practice and the Department of Pediatrics at […] Read More >

The 2016 Miracle Weekend raised over 20 million!A big thank you to all that supported this worthy fundraiser. Read More >

2016 Miracle Weekend HighlightsThank you to the Pediatricians and Researchers at BCCH! Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Manish Sadarangani to the Division of Infectious DiseasesDr. Manish Sadarangani will be joining the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Medical Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center at CFRI. He completed his DPhil with the Oxford Vaccine Group in the UK, developing novel vaccine candidates for protection against group B meningococcal disease, and […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Claire Seaton to the Division of Respiratory MedicineDr. Seaton joined the department on August 1, 2016 as a Clinical Associate in the Division of Respiratory Medicine. Dr. Claire Seaton graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 2000 and did her residency and fellowship in London and Oxford specializing in General Pediatrics with a special interest in Respiratory Pediatrics and PICU. She has […] Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Stephany Quinn to the Division of NeonatologyDr. Quinn joined the department on August 1, 2016 as a Clinical Associate in the Division of Neonatology. Dr. Quinn completed her undergraduate education at Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio on soccer scholarship and she completed medical school at McMaster University in 2012 and completed her paediatric residency at UBC in 2016. Her long term […] Read More >

Award Recipients from the 2016 Annual Graduation & Awards BanquetJune 30, 2016Thank you to all that attended our 2016 Annual Graduation & Awards Banquet, sponsored jointly by the UBC Department of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Faculty. This event would not be possible without the generous support of our Recognition Fund contributors.               Congratulations to all award recipients! Read More >

BC Children’s Hospital Announces First – Ever Hudson Family Hospital Chair in Pediatric MedicineJune 29, 2016For Immediate Release  JUNE 27, 2016 – VANCOUVER BC – Dr. Allison Eddy, Chief of Pediatrics at BC Children’s Hospital, has been named the hospital’s inaugural Hudson Family Hospital Chair in Pediatric Medicine. This endowed chair, the first of its kind at BC Children’s Hospital, was made possible thanks to the incredible generosity and vision […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Hal Siden, recipient of the 2016 BC Community Achievement AwardsJune 20, 2016“All British Columbians are inspired by those who lead by example, lending their time and talents in their community. Thank you to the 2016 recipients; your commitment and generosity make a real Difference in people’s lives” Premier Christy Clark Congratulations to Dr. Siden recipient of The BC Community Achievement award recognizing individuals who have made […] Read More >

The Pharmacy Informer – Spring 2016 EditionThe Spring 2016 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. The Spring edition includes: Benzodiazepines for Seizure Rescue Amoxicillin for Community Acquired Pneumonia Ivacaftor/lumacaftor: A New CFTR […] Read More >

Professional Grant Development WorkshopMay 13, 2016Taking place at the University of British Columbia Hosted by the Grant Training Center As a courtesy we would like to remind you to join us at our Two-day Professional Grant Development Workshop to be held at the University of British Columbia from May 12-13,2016. This intensive interactive workshop is perfect for those who wish […] Read More >

2016 Balding For Dollars – Featuring Dr Bjorn Baadjes!April 12, 2016  The annual “Balding for Dollars” event will take place May 14th at the BC Children’s Hospital. Visit the Balding For Dollars website for information on how to participate in the event. BCCH’s own Dr Bjorn Baadjes will be giving up his beloved locks to raise funds to support Oncology, Hematology, and BMT. You can help by […] Read More >