Pictured: Alireza Kamyabi (smiling, centre), graduate student in Dr. Brian MacVicar’s lab, and colleagues present their research during a recent donor tour. Image credit: Paul Joseph/UBC.
- Dr. Matt Sacheli’s research on exercise and Parkinson’s disease received a nod in this year-end review of highlights in movement disorders research in the journal Lancet Neurology. “There are approximately 6,000 papers per year published on Parkinson’s, so it is indeed nice for Matt’s research to be selected,” said Dr. Jon Stoessl, Sacheli’s PhD supervisor.
- Dr. Jerome Robert and Dr. Tom Cheng, postdoctoral fellows in Dr. Cheryl Wellington’s lab, received Employer Recognition Awards. The Faculty of Science co-op employer recognition award recognizes companies and supervisors who provided exceptional work experiences to science co-op students.
- Dr. Cindy Barha, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose’s lab, was awarded a 2018 WHRI Catalyst Grant for her project, Momnesia: Investigating the neural basis for reduced memory and executive functions across pregnancy.
- Driving forward the digital transformation of health research: A holiday message of gratitude from VCHRI executive director Dr. Robert McMaster.
- Check out the Faculty of Medicine’s 2018 Year in Review, and read Dr. Dermot Kelleher’s message celebrating just a few of the achievements of the UBC Faculty of Medicine community from the past year.
- Elaine Book, social worker with the DMCBH Movement Disorders Clinic, appeared on the Parkinson’s Foundation podcast Substantial Matters to discuss parenting and living with Parkinson’s disease.
- Dr. Paul van Donkelaar appeared on the podcast I Love Kelowna to discuss cutting edge research into traumatic brain injury and domestic partner violence.
- Larry Gifford, host of the podcast When Life Gives You Parkinson’s, spoke with Drs. Jon Stoessl, Silke Cresswell, and Matt Farrer this month. Episode recaps:
— Brianne Kent (@Brianne_Kent) December 1, 2018
Finally got to present this poster in person; not at #SfN but at Neuroextravaganza @DMCBrainHealth @UBCNeuroGSA and it was a lot of fun discussing the data with a brilliant bunch pic.twitter.com/G5TzJrewLH
— Leili Mortazavi (@LeiliMortazavi) December 6, 2018
— Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (@DMCBrainHealth) December 7, 2018
— Neurohistory Cartoons (@neurohistoons) December 10, 2018
— Jenn Ferris (@JenniferKFerris) December 13, 2018
Look at those smiling faces! They are what gets me up in the morning. They never fail to cheer me up, tolerate my chatting endlessly about life & science. I inherited my PDF mentor(B McEwen)’s propensity to spill out 10 y of “simple” expts to them & they still smile! #microgaleas pic.twitter.com/6R4rcIk0zs
— Dr. Liisa Galea (@LiisaGalea) December 14, 2018
You all proved what a positive and supportive science community we have here in Vancouver! Our 3rd top performing tweet congratulated Dr. @MarkCembrowski on his award from the @AllenInstitute, and welcomed him to @UBCmedicine! https://t.co/Cn9tOTqlIf
— Science in Vancouver (@ScienceVancity) December 19, 2018
- Ask an Expert: Feeling Stressed this Holiday Season? Mindfulness Could Help. (VCHRI News, December 1)
- Rebuilding the brain after stroke: David’s story (VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation news, December 1)
- Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts Its First-Ever Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease Conference (Parkinson.org, December 4)
- 6 Ways Traveling Can Make You A Better Employee (Forbes, December 5)
- 14 faculty members named to global Highly Cited Researchers List 2018 (UBC Faculty of Medicine news, December 10)
- What the research actually says about taking antidepressants during pregnancy (Today’s Parent, December 11)
- A year of surprise and discovery (UBC News, December 18)
- Pushing the frontiers of knowledge: The 2018 Killam Prize (CBC Radio, December 19)
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