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Member news: September 2018
Pictured: Renée Fleming (left), American opera singer and soprano, visited the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health on September 19; she enjoyed meeting several members of our research community, including Dr. Jon Stoessl (centre) and Dr. Vesna Sossi (right). For information on Ms. Fleming's interest in brain research, visit her website. Image credit: Paul Joseph/UBC.
Dr. Joanne Weinberg has received the Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award; Drs. Lara Boyd, Thalia Field, and Jehannine Austin received Distinguished Acheivement awards; and Drs. Jehannine Austin, Deborah Giaschi, and Claudia Krebs received Killam Teaching Prizes. Read more about the 2018 Faculty of Medicine awards.
When life gives you parkinson's
Join broadcaster Larry Gifford as he shares his personal journey with Parkinson’s disease as a 40-something husband and father with a career.
Mr. Gifford premiered his podcast When Life Gives You Parkinson's this September with an accompanying feature on Global News, highlighting his relationship with movement disorders neurologist Dr. Jonathan Squires and researcher and geneticist Dr. Matt Farrer.
Global News series:
- The Parkinson’s diagnosis: constant companion and frenemy
- ‘I’m arriving with each step:’ B.C. man creates podcast on learning to live with Parkinson’s
- Parkinson’s and genetics: UBC ‘gene-hunter’ aims to solve medical mystery
- One Parkinson’s patient to another: ways to cope with the condition
- Extra Dosage of When Life Gives You Parkinson’s: What’s up, Doc? Larry talks to his neurologist
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NEW UBC BRAND CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH
Dr. Haakon Nygaard is working to find new ways to treat those living with the effects of Alzheimer’s
When dealing with our world’s most difficult problems, there are two choices: Either giving up and admitting defeat, or believing in our potential to shape a different future. That choice is at the heart of UBC’s latest national advertising campaign, called ‘The potential is yours.’
Featuring UBC faculty and students, the campaign highlights the importance of UBC’s research and teaching mission, and positions UBC as a university tacking society’s largest challenges, like brain health and sustainability. The campaign is also designed to stand out amongst other university campaigns and capture the attention of the general public.
The campaign will run on national TV, newspaper, online video, digital advertising and social media in two waves from September to November 2018 and again from January to March 2019.
Great orientation today for @NeuroscienceUBC with presentations from @UBCNeuroGSA and yours truly. We heard the new class has multiple talents (puppy whisperers, opera singers, and black belts!) Truly inspired to watch what the class of 2018 discover. pic.twitter.com/chqz0B4X5h— Dr. Liisa Galea (@LiisaGalea) September 5, 2018
Dr. Anthony Traboulsee of @DMCBrainHealth speaking at Medicine Grand Rounds. Talking about CCSVI in Multiple Sclerosis and our work on the impact of public pressure on research priorities @NeuroethicsUBC @ShellyBenjaminy pic.twitter.com/FoYHPVxfH0— Cody Lo (@cody_lo) September 6, 2018
Day 1 of Situation Analysis training for the EMBED project in Shanghai, covering data ethics, data sharing and qualitative interviewing methods #globalmentalhealth #scaleup @DrRaymondLam @jillkathleenm pic.twitter.com/Hh9mXYZw6m— APEC Mental Health (@APEC_MHHub) September 19, 2018
- UBC study says recovering from concussions could take longer (Global News, September 4)
- How to spot concussions in children? Treatment guidelines issued by CDC (Medical Daily, September 5)
- UVic at the forefront of concussion research and management (Martlett, September 6)
- Early clinical traits of multiple sclerosis prodrome identified (Neurology Advisor, September 11)
- Dr. Kiran Soma's pioneering research is vital to understanding the behavioural effects of steroids (UBC Psychology, September 14)
- Going for a walk can improve your memory (BHG Australia, September 14)
- Study: Concussion damage may linger after symptoms disappear (The Ubyssey, September 20)
- World Alzheimer's Day (WHRI News, September 21)
- 10 Minutes Of Exercise A Day Can Improve Memory, This New Study Suggests (Bustle, September 24)
- Coast Capital Savings Golf Tournament Breaks Fundraising Record (VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, September 24)
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