Dr. Matilde Balbi (PI: Dr. Tim Murphy), Dr. Katharina Held (PI: Dr. Yu Tian Wang), Samrat Thouta (PI: Dr. Terry Snutch) received Research Trainee Awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). The MSFHR Research Trainee Program supports health researchers in the training phase of their research career to enable career development and the long-term success of the BC health research landscape.
Back to School 2018: Meet our Students
The Faculty of Medicine is highlighting students who will begin or return to their studies in September 2018, including Alireza Kamyabi (PI: Dr. Brian MacVicar) and Lisa McEwen (PI: Dr. Michael Kobor).
— Sheena Josselyn (@sjo09) AUGUST 4, 2018
Was thrilled to host Pierre Côté & Dominique Lalonde from @CIHR_IRSC on Aug 3. I was told to voice my opinion (!). They were good sports & *listened*. Thanks to my lab for their demonstrations. Thanks to SPARC for the opportunity! pic.twitter.com/yawRRsYepA
— Dr. Liisa Galea (@LiisaGalea) AUGUST 11, 2018
A good looking group, if I do say so myself ???? #APEC2018 Policy Dialogue on Mental Health. @APEC_MHHub @GPTaylorMRD @Bill_Morneau @DMCBrainHealth @MoodDisordersCa @ubcprez @PHAC_GC @MoodDisordersCa @erin_michalak pic.twitter.com/wdeeehLfMf
— Raymond Lam (@DrRaymondLam) AUGUST 14, 2018
Simply blown away by the results of UBC Professor Matt Farrer PhD, Don Rix BC Leadership Chair
in Genetic Medicine. Setting the stage for precision medicine for LRRK2 parkinsonism and idiopathic Parkinson’s disease pic.twitter.com/OD21CzB8ag
— Santa J. Ono (@ubcprez) AUGUST 21, 2018
“The exchange of ideas cannot be limited by political boundaries. To do so severely compromises the ability of the scientific enterprise to develop new ideas and advance humanity. ” Read CAN’s response to scientists being denied visas to attend #sfn18https://t.co/z3DMzVPB5i
— CAN ACN (@CAN_ACN) AUGUST 24, 2018
- Biological and Behavioural Perspectives on Parental Health: Highlights from the Parental Brain Conference (WHRI news, August 7)
- Can Zapping People’s Brains Really Reduce Violent Behavior? (HealthLine, August 9)
- Children with disabilities need better access to sport (National Post, August 9)
- Inconsolable crying is normal: B.C. program reduces shaken baby syndrome by 35 per cent (CBC News, August 14)
- BrainBuzz podcast seeks to decode the latest scientific research for all (The Ubyssey, August 21)
- ‘I feel so much hope’—Is a new drug keeping this woman’s deadly Huntington disease at bay? (Science, August 21)
- Method developed to test new Parkinson’s therapies (UPI, August 21)
- UBC study raises the standard for measuring nerve cell death (UBCO news, August 27)
- Can Depression Be Diagnosed With A Blood Test? (Chatelaine, August 27)
- Organ on a Chip’ Models the Ins and Outs of the Blood-Brain Barrier (AlzForum, August 28)
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