Awards

CBR scientists explore crucial health questions with 2021 MSFHR Research Trainee awards

CBR scientists explore crucial health questions with 2021 MSFHR Research Trainee awards

Congratulations to Drs. Anna Herrmann, Grace Cole, Julyanne Brassard, and Katherine Badior, 4 CBR scientists who received 2021 MSFHR Research Trainee awards!

Dr. Marine Theret recognized for mentorship excellence at the CBR

Dr. Marine Theret recognized for mentorship excellence at the CBR

Dr. Marine Theret, who received the Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence 2021 award, shared her mentorship insights with the CBR, including the importance of feedback and how mentorship can teach young scientists about collaboration and communication.

CBR researchers to investigate type 2 diabetes with CIHR Spring 2021 Project Grant

CBR researchers to investigate type 2 diabetes with CIHR Spring 2021 Project Grant

With this funding, project principal investigator Dr. Edward Conway, co-investigator Dr. Leonard Foster and their teams will study the role of protein CD248 in diabetes and adipose tissue health, an area of research that could aid the development of new therapies.

3 CBR Students Awarded Killam Doctoral Scholarships

3 CBR Students Awarded Killam Doctoral Scholarships

Congratulations to Andy An, Calem Kenward, and Marie-Soleil Smith, CBR students who received Killam Doctoral Scholarships for the 2021-2022 year! They are 3 of 19 UBC doctoral candidates who received this award.

Lily Southcott Awarded the Carl H. Westcott Fellowship to Advance Nuclear Medicine

Lily Southcott Awarded the Carl H. Westcott Fellowship to Advance Nuclear Medicine

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Lily Southcott of the Orvig Lab, who was awarded the 2021 Carl H. Westcott Fellowship! The Westcott Fellowship is awarded each year to a graduate student whose research work is being carried out at TRIUMF or on TRIUMF-related projects.

CBR Travel Awards Support Scientists’ Learning at the AABB 2020 Virtual Conference

CBR Travel Awards Support Scientists’ Learning at the AABB 2020 Virtual Conference

Two members of the CBR from the Devine lab, Dr. Mona Khorshidfar, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and Wayne Zhao, a PhD Candidate, received CBR Travel Awards to attend the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Annual Meeting in 2020.

Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu receives New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration Grant to investigate endothelial glycocalyx repair

Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu receives New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration Grant to investigate endothelial glycocalyx repair

Congratulations to Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, one of seven UBC project leads supported by a New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2020 Exploration Grant! His project will aim to develop an effective therapeutic approach to rapidly repair the endothelial glycocalyx, in order to reverse endothelial dysfunction and pathogenesis in inflammatory diseases.

Dr. Hugh Kim Awarded Network for Canadian Oral Health Research Grant

Dr. Hugh Kim Awarded Network for Canadian Oral Health Research Grant

Dr. Kim obtained a $40,000 grant and brought together a team of researchers from UBC, the University of Toronto, and the Canadian Blood Services to collaborate on the project “Deciphering the molecular links between periodontitis and ischemic cardiovascular disease”. Co-investigators include Dr. Ed Pryzdial, Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Manoj Paul from the Kim Lab and UBC Faculty of Dentistry researchers.

From CounterFlow to Infection-Resistant Catheter Coatings: A Look into CBR Projects

From CounterFlow to Infection-Resistant Catheter Coatings: A Look into CBR Projects

From developing a life-saving powder to novel catheter coatings, we were delighted to chat with researchers from both the Kastrup and Kizhakkedathu labs to learn more about their respective CIHR-funded projects.

Dr. Karen Cheung Elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Karen Cheung Elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows

One of the highest professional distinctions in biomedical engineering has been accorded to Dr. Karen Cheung. She is among one of the newest members elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, which represents the top 2% of medical and biological engineers.