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Natalie Strynadka receives Senior International Research Scholars award

Natalie Strynadka, CBR Principal Investigator and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, is one of 13 researchers to receive a Senior International Research Scholar (SIRS) award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). This will be Dr. Strynadka’s 5th award from the HHMI and is in recognition of her major contributions to […]

Bayer Inc. commitment gives rise to the UBC Bleeding Disorders Collaboratory

Bayer Inc. commitment gives rise to the UBC Bleeding Disorders Collaboratory

June 2012 – Bayer Inc. is providing financial support to the UBC Faculty of Medicine to expand research into bleeding disorders and to foster greater sharing of hematology knowledge among basic and clinical scientists. The $750,000 commitment will enable the creation of the UBC Bleeding Disorders Collaboratory, comprised of a pediatric section based at BC […]

Third Annual CBR Student Research Day – Great Success!

Third Annual CBR Student Research Day – Great Success!

A unique and valued feature of the CBR is that it fosters the careers of young scientists to explore translational research opportunities across multiple disciplines, with a focus on solving clinically relevant problems related to blood, blood diseases and blood processes. Each year, with the support of multiple sponsors, CBR investigators and their teams supervise […]

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CBR Trainees Receive Collaborative Translational Training Awards

The CBR is pleased to announce that three CBR trainees have received Collaborative Translational Training Awards. This program was established in 2010 for the purpose of encouraging translational research interactions between CBR groups, with the bridge being established primarily via young scientists in training. The awards, each worth $15,000 per year (renewable for a second […]

Dr. Ed Pryzdial explains the link between viruses and heart disease at Heart and Lung Health FEST 2012

Dr. Ed Pryzdial explains the link between viruses and heart disease at Heart and Lung Health FEST 2012

UBC Clinical Professor & Canadian Blood Services Scientist Dr. Ed Pryzdial explains why it is important to understand the link between viruses and heart disease and how this knowledge can be used to improve patient care.

HRCTU Visits the CBR

HRCTU Visits the CBR

On Wednesday July 25th the CBR welcomed 3 nurses from the Hematology Research Clinical Trials Unit to share what exactly the HRCTU is and why we need one! The talks lasted about an hour and were impressively informative and very interesting. Traci Corr RN spoke on “CoDIVO study A comparison of in vivo outcome following […]

An Interview with Gerd Prehna

An Interview with Gerd Prehna

I sat down with Gerd Prehna about his time at the CBR. Question & Answer (Brandy & Gerd) B: Where are you from originally? G: New York, I moved to Vancouver in 2007 B: So you moved to Vancouver for the position with Natalie’s lab? G: Yes, the job is what brought me to Vancouver. […]

CBR Summer Students Tour the CBS

CBR Summer Students Tour the CBS

Our 2012 CBR Summer Students had the chance to visit the Oak Street location of Canadian Blood Services on June 12. Dr. Gerry Growe gave an amazing tour through the donation process including eligibility and safety practices. The students were then taken through packaging, storage and shipment processes. We would like to thank Dr. Growe […]

Shelly Naiman & Linda Vickars

Drs. Sheldon Naiman & Linda Vickars Honoured for Dedicated Service to Medical Care, Research and Education

The husband and wife team of Shelly Naiman and Linda Vickars devoted their careers to solving the puzzles of hematology, including bleeding and clotting disorders. So when the time came for the couple to plan their giving, they decided to enable such sleuthing by others. Drs. Naiman and Vickars created an endowment with a $30,000 […]

Hancock lab tackles malaria by modulating innate immunity

Hancock lab tackles malaria by modulating innate immunity

Severe malaria is a blood borne parasitic disease that afflicts more than 200 million individuals annually. Even in the best clinical settings, case fatality rates remain high since anti-malarial drugs are directed against the parasite but do not reduce life-threatening (brain) inflammation. CBR member Dr. Bob Hancock, Director of the Centre for Microbial Diseases and […]