- Dr. Wilf Jefferies is the first Canadian immunologist elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
- Dr. Stan Floresco receives ACNP Daniel H. Efron Award.
- Dr. Lara Boyd has been appointed a 2020/21 Wall Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.
- Dr. Travis Hodges (PI: Dr. Liisa Galea) and Dr. Melissa Woodward (PI: Dr. Donna Lang), newly appointed Marshall Fellows, were celebrated recently. Read more: A Brighter Future for Mental Health Research
- Congratulations to Caden Poh (pictured above), recipient of this year’s Department of Psychiatry Staff Service Award. The Annual Departmental Staff Service Award recognizes outstanding and dedicated staff in the Department of Psychiatry who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
So chuffed to see @CREST_BD research coordinator Caden Poh recognized with the @UBC_Psychiatry 2019 Staff Service Award – congratulations Caden, so well deserved! @LakshmiYatham @DrRaymondLam @DMCBrainHealth pic.twitter.com/aFx0nhp3KN
— Erin Michalak (@erin_michalak) December 13, 2019
Another successful meeting of our transatlantic network @FondationLeducq with lots of exciting new findings and fruitful discussion for stroke. @vangreenmouse @Clembrunner @opto_brain_imag @PBNeuroVascLab @LPBernier @brian_macvicar @DavidKain17 pic.twitter.com/V8G8NPZcfg
— Dr. Matilde Balbi (@matildebalbi) December 3, 2019
— Karen Lee (@Dr_KarenLee) December 9, 2019
first annual @AVogelCiernia / cembrowski / weidberg holiday party. super fun, despite my inability to obtain the coveted white elephant gameboy mug. feeling very grateful that my first year at @UBC was shared with these amazing scientists pic.twitter.com/KPSNc15ylq
— mark cembrowski (@MarkCembrowski) December 15, 2019
Watch and listen
- 2019 Year in Review (Faculty of Medicine, December 1)
- Ways of Knowing Episode 2: Max Cameron (Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, December 2)
- It may be possible to ‘alter’ memories of heartbreak so they hurt less, research finds (CBC The Current, December 2)
- Half of homeless people have experienced traumatic brain injury: study (Global News, December 2)
- Disturbing new statistic uncovers link between homelessness and brain health (Inverse, December 2)
- Half of all homeless people may have had traumatic brain injury (The Guardian, December 2)
- Homeless people have disproportionately high rate of head injury, research finds (News 1130, December 3)
- The X-Linked Intellectual Disability Gene Zdhhc9 Is Essential for Dendrite Outgrowth and Inhibitory Synapse Formation (Science in the City, December 3)
- Systematic Phenomics Analysis of Autism-Associated Genes Reveals Parallel Networks Underlying Reversible Impairments in Habituation (Science in the City, December 6)
- Column: Does homelessness cause PTSD? (San Diego Union-Tribune, December 6)
- Brain injury from domestic abuse a ‘public health crisis,’ says B.C. researcher (CBC News, December 8)
- Brain injury from domestic abuse a ‘public health crisis,’ says B.C. researcher (CTV News, December 8)
- Government of Alberta Supports Canadian Prospective Cohort Study to Understand Progression in Multiple Sclerosis (CanProCo) with $1 Million Investment (MS Society of Canada, December 10)
- Patients with mood, anxiety disorders share abnormalities in brain’s control circuit (BC Medical Journal, December 10)
- Too many Canadians live with multiple chronic conditions (Faculty of Medicine, December 10)
- Study finds link between dementia and lack of sleep (The Globe and Mail, December 11)
- Gradient-Independent Wnt Signalling Instructs Asymmetric Neurite Pruning in C. Elegans (Science in the City, December 18)
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