Dr. Lakshmi Yatham has been voted President-Elect of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry.
Dr. Judy Illes has been elected Vice Chair of the CIHR Standing Committee on Ethics.
MSFHR Scholar & Trainee Awards
We’re proud of the DMCBH members and students who received 2017 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research awards.
2017 Scholar Award recipients
The MSFHR Scholar Program is designed to support early career researchers as they establish independent research careers, form their own research teams and develop research programs that advance cutting-edge health solutions.
- Dr. Kota Mizumoto: Genetic Dissection Of Neuronal Pattern Formation
- Dr. Rebecca Todd: The Role Of The Norepinephrine System In Emotionally-Biased Attention And Learning
- Dr. Carles Vilarino-Guell: Genetic Etiology Of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
- Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez: Precise Prescription Of RTMS For Treatment Resistant Depression
2017 Trainee Award recipients
The MSFHR Research Trainee Program supports health researchers in the training phase of their research career to enable career development and the long-term sucess of the BC health research landscape.
- Rachel Bartlett (PI: Dr. Neil Cashman): Development, Validation And Functional Testing Of Novel Antibody Therapeutics For Parkinson’s Disease
- Jérôme Robert (PI: Dr. Cheryl Wellington): Tissue Engineered Human Cerebral Blood Vessels: A Platform For Lipoprotein Studies On Cerebrovasculature Health
Did you miss the 2017 NeuroFutures Conference? Check out #NeuroFutures on Twitter, and view the highlights on the Snyder Lab website. To watch (or re-watch) the talks, including Dr. Gary Marcus’ highly anticipated keynote, visit Dr. Tim Murphy‘s NeuroFutures playlist on YouTube.
— Catharine Rankin (@wormslearn) June 25, 2017
— Corree Laule (@mripathology) July 6, 2017
— Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (@DMCBrainHealth) July 13, 2017
INS President Judy Illes participated in the inauguration of the International Academy of Medical Ethics and Public Health in Prague, Czech. pic.twitter.com/HOZfXMxSBS
— International Neuroethics Society (@neuroethicsinfo) July 18, 2017
— Brianne Kent (@Brianne_Kent) July 25, 2017
- I Know Karate rises above Parkinson’s with full-length dance album Interdimensional Space Unicorn (The Georgia Straight, June 26)
- Neuroscience of Mindfulness: What Happens to Your Brain When You Meditate (Observer, June 26)
- Canada 150: Pat McGeer, the world’s only basketball star/politician/scientist (Vancouver Sun, June 28)
- Implications of brain mapping (CBC Early Edition, June 28)
- CIHR Celebrates Canada 150: Celebrating Health Research (CIHR website, June 30)
- Canada 150+: Discover how Canadians are improving health (UBC FoM website, June 30)
- Job Competition Is Fierce For 55-Year-Olds: Here Are 5 Ways For Boomers To Stay Relevant (Forbes, June 30)
- Memory boost: Seven things you should do EVERY day to stave off dementia (Express, July 18)
- New approach to Alzheimer’s ‘a scalpel instead of a sledgehammer’ (Spectator Health, July 19)
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