Member news: March 2019

Jasmine Gill with Dr. Cheryl Wellington.

Pictured: Jasmine Gill (left) and Dr. Cheryl Wellington (right) pictured in Dr. Wellington's lab. Image credit: Paul Joseph/UBC.

Congratulations

Dr. Cheryl Wellington and Dr. Shelina Babul have been nominated in this year's YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community.

Dr. Luke Clark and the UBC Centre for Gambling Research received  $1.36 million over five years from the Province of British Columbia and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation to support research to reduce harms related to gambling.

Dr. Stephanie Willerth has been promoted to Professor, Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria, and has joined the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering as Affiliate Professor.

Dr. Tamara Bodnar (PI: Dr. Joanne Weinberg) received the Sterling Clarren Award from the Canada FASD Research Network for her research on prenatal alcohol exposure.

World Congress of biological psychiatry



The 14th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry takes place in Vancouver from June 2 to 6. With Dr. Lakshmi Yatham serving as President-Elect of the World Federation of the Societies of Biological Psychiatry, and Dr. Raymond Lam chairing the local organizing committee, this event will bring the latest in neuropsychiatry research to Vancouver and offer great value to the UBC neuroscience and psychiatry communities.

From the ms/mri research group 

Ken Bigelow put together this immersive, VR-compatible look at the delivery of our 3TMRI. Check it out here: www.msmri.com/cbh-new-mri.

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