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Member news: January 2019
Pictured: Dr. Catharine Winstanley (centre), surrounded by lab members including research technician Dr. Sukhbir Kaur (top left) and former graduate student Dr. Jacqueline-Marie Ferland (top right). Image source: UBC Department of Psychology.
Dr. Lakshmi Yatham has been appointed Head, Department of Psychiatry. His appointment follows the leadership of Dr. Raymond Lam as Interim Head, Department of Psychiatry from July 16, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
- Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose: The Impact of Physical Exercise on the Inactive Body and Brain.
- Dr. Catharine Winstanley: Risky decision making as a cause, consequence and treatment target for addiction.
- Dr. Stan Floresco: Prefrontal-subcortical network mechanisms underlying risky decision making.
Profiles of women in science: Prof. Catharine Winstanley of the University of British Columbia
Dr. Catharine Winstanley is highlighted in the European Journal of Neuroscience "Profiles of Women in Science" feature. The series aims to increase the visibility and recognition of women in science.
"An inspiring example of dedication and perserverance," says Dr. Brian MacVicar.
Well, we've made it - the last day of 2018! Here is the second to last top tweeted paper of 2018: Exciting MSJ paper on research indicating a pattern of signs that may indicate a future diagnosis of #MS @MSJ_Research https://t.co/nJjClrm7Dx #2k19countdown #TopTweets2018 pic.twitter.com/TRFdi2YaNf— SAGE Neurology & Neuroscience (@SAGENeuro) December 31, 2018
it's that time of year when we're asked to report on all of our 2018 activities to our faculty. The work led by @IvaCheung was a highlight for me: Your Rights under BC's Mental Health Act https://t.co/X0YsulDwmn via @YouTube— Erin Michalak (@erin_michalak) January 10, 2019
It's that time of the week again, happy #microscopy Monday! As part of a collaboration by the #SnutchLab and the MacVicar Lab, here's a two-photon microscopy image of #neurons expressing GFP (green) and SR101 stained astrocytes (red) @DMCBrainHealth @ubcscience #sciart pic.twitter.com/fh3CiDCRWu— Michael Smith Labs (@ubcmsl) January 14, 2019
A unique character in our EMBED logo means "measure" in Mandarin. Inspired by the standardization system introduced by the emperor Qin Shi Huang, it represents our #China-#Canada collaboration. @DrRaymondLam @erin_michalak @DMCBrainHealth @gacd_media pic.twitter.com/35iVgHmGla— APEC Mental Health (@APEC_MHHub) January 22, 2019
Many thanks to @CIHR_IRSC for funding our preclinical research into risky decision making and addiction! I first submitted this grant when my son was 3 months old. He started school last September... Securing this money was a very long, and very hard process. #nevergiveup— Catharine Winstanley (@cawinstanley) January 24, 2019
- Seasonally Sad (GoodTimes.ca, January 1)
- An atlas of the brain - new MRI technology makes mapping nerve connections easier (VCHRI News, January 2)
- Ask an expert: Grey winter days are bringing me down. How can I beat the winter blues? (VCHRI News, January 8)
- Controlling blood pressue protects cognitive health after spinal cord injury (VCHRI News, January 11)
- More oversight needed for consumer brain stimulation devices (UBC News, January 24)
- Devices that monitor your brain and mental health might not actually work (The Georgia Straight, January 25)
- Diagnosing and treating depression through smartphone technology (Global News, January 25)
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