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Member news: October 2018
Pictured (left to right): Dr. Brian MacVicar, Dr. Vesna Sossi, and Dr. Alex Mackay stand outside the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health as the new PET/MRI is delivered on October 30, 2018. Shortly after this photo, the equipment was loaded by crane into the imaging suite under construction in the Centre's lower level.
Dr. Lakshmi Yatham has been awarded the 2018 Colvin Prize for Bipolar Mood Disorder Research. The Colvin Prize is awarded by the Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation in recognition of outstanding achievement in Mood Disorders Research.
Dr. Janet Werker has been honoured as a William James Fellow by the Association for Psychological Science. The fellowship recognizes APS members for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.
Dr. Judy Illes has been awarded the 2018 Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics. The Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics recognizes the importance of ethics in confronting the critical biomedical issues of the day.
Dr. Fabio Rossi has been awarded the 2018 Till & McCulloch Award for his research identifying a key mechanism driving muscle repair. The award recognizes the most impactful stem cell research paper originating from a Canadian lab in the past year.
New book from Ubc neuropsychiatry profs
Understanding and Managing Somatoform Disorders - A Guide For Clinicians is a new book by Drs. Anton Scamvougeras and Andrew Howard.
We’re excited to welcome Grade 11 students from @SouthridgeNews to learn about career paths in science and medicine. Marco Law (PI @RogerTamPhD) gives a compelling case for choosing biomedical engineering. pic.twitter.com/o1P6SNDHep— Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (@DMCBrainHealth) October 2, 2018
Congratulations to my mentor, Dr. Joanne Weinberg for being recognized with the @UBCmedicine Webber Lifetime Achievement Award - 3rd ever woman to receive this award! #thiswomanrocks pic.twitter.com/HHqIIawhTl— Parker Holman (@ParkerHolman) October 5, 2018
With my Belgian Ministry of Health colleagues on the Friendship Bench. #globalMHsummit #TheWorldNeeds Mental health parity. #TimeToAct No health without mental health. @APEC_MHHub @DMCBrainHealth @CDNMinHealth pic.twitter.com/itUEqEzrE1— Raymond Lam (@DrRaymondLam) October 10, 2018
At very long last: The very first study begun in my new lab 5 years ago. Through multiple setbacks and the persistence and rigour of @yvrjoey and Kevin Roberts. With a conclusive Bayesian null and all! https://t.co/UtlSWt3bxs— Rebecca Todd (@BecketTodd) October 15, 2018
DMCBH community in the news
- Child abuse could leave ‘molecular scars’ on its victims (BCCHRI news, October 2)
- Lowering levels of mutant protein that causes Huntington disease can restore cognitive function in mice (UBC News, October 3)
- Sleep study finds we need 7 to 8 hours, but many aren’t clocking in enough (The Globe and Mail, October 9)
- Dr. Fabio Rossi and Dr. Judy Illes: A consensus is building on how to move forward on stem cells (Vancouver Sun, October 10)
- Worry system in the brain can change how much happy you see in a face (Motivated Cognition Lab blog, October 15)
- Effects of Aging on Executive Functioning and Mesocorticolimbic Dopamine Markers in Male Fischer 344 × Brown Norway Rats (Science in the City, October 16)
- New studies suggest female patients have poorer outcomes after experiencing a stroke (The Globe and Mail, October 21)
- A Complex Peripheral Code for Salt Taste in Drosophila (Science in the City, October 22)
- How flashing lights and catchy tunes make gamblers take more risks (The Conversation, October 29)
- Slot machines flash and ring to prompt more bets (Cosmos Magazine, October 30)
- New UBC research suggests flashing casino lights promote problem gambling (Global News, October 30)
- Measuring attitudes about mental illness (VCHRI news, October 31)
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