Pictured (left to right): Keith Cross, Chair Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute (PPRI), Dr. Matt Farrer, Bjorn Moller, PPRI Board Member, and Dale Parker, Past Chair, PPRI. Dr. Farrer gave the keynote address at the Porridge for Parkinson’s event in West Vancouver on May 6. For more information on PPRI, visit www.pacificparkinsons.org, or connect with them on Facebook.
- Dr. Janet Werker was awarded a 2018 Killam Prize in Social Sciences, one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for career achievement in academia.
- Dr. Jehannine Austin, Dr. Deborah Giaschi, and Dr. Claudia Krebs received Killam Teaching Prizes. The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. Shunya Yagi (PI: Dr. Liisa Galea) was awarded a Killam Doctoral Scholarship.
- Dr. Raymond Lam was recognized as a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association on May 7.
- Dr. Anthony Traboulsee, Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, and Dr. Erin Michalak were recently celebrated for their promotions to professor at the 2018 Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony.
- Dr. Thalia Field was awarded a 2018 Health Professional-Investigator Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.
- Dr. Jerome Robert (PI: Dr. Cheryl Wellington) was awarded an early career researcher travel grant from eLife.
Too busy for Twitter this month? Catch up on the conversation via popular hashtags #CAN2018 and #GreatSupervisor, then peek at some of our favourite tweets below.
— Brianne Kent (@Brianne_Kent) MAY 8, 2018
— Gina Ogilvie MD MSc FCFP DrPH (@gina_ginao) MAY 9, 2018
Thanks Dr. Tim Murphy for showing us how brain imaging in mice can become more high throughput if you image in the home cage! Great progress in imaging mesoscale brain activity is clearly on the horizon. @DMCBrainHealth @CAN_ACN #CAN2018 pic.twitter.com/hRqDcIrBlj
— Ariel K. Frame (@arielframe) MAY 15, 2018
— Corree Laule (@mripathology) MAY 19, 2018
Fascinating talk by
Functional Variomics Group: Precise structure-function analysis of ASD associated gene variants in PTEN using targeted CRISPR gene replacement in Caenorhabditis elegans #ibangs2018 pic.twitter.com/QoE58b5qM3
— I.B.A.N.G.S (@IBANGStweets) May 20, 2018
— Samantha Baglot (@s_baglot) May 23, 2018
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- Fetal Alcohol Syndrom sometimes misdiagnosed and under-reported due to stigmas around drinking (May 1, VCHRI News)
- Advocating for early career researchers (May 1, ecrLife blog)
- Ask our experts: What do you wish people knew about clinical trials? (May 2, VCHRI News)
- Magnetic pulses shown to successfully treat depression, UBC study finds — so why isn’t the procedure covered? (May 4, The Star Vancouver)
- Prestigious Killam Prize awarded to Dr. Janet F. Werker (May 8, UBC Psychology News)
- Study of antidepressants taken by pregnant moms shows benefits to 12-year-old children (May 7, Vancouver Sun)
- New online resource seeks to prevent sports injuries (May 11, UBC Medicine News)
- 2018 B.C. Tech Summit features 3D printed neural tissue that could fight brain diseases (May 13, CBC News)
- Initiative links academia, private sector to drive innovation (May 16, Business in Vancouver)
- Understanding our patients’ experiences to provide meaningful care: Q&A with Dr. Julie Robillard (May 17, BCCHR News)
- Dr. LP Bernier speaks on new stroke research (May 18, The Early Edition, 1:22)
- UBC prof nabs 100k prize for toddler language research (May 21, Vancouver Courier)
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