Awards

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 projects, which were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 2020 Fall round.

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.

Supporting Scientists in Virtual Times: 2020 – 2021 CBR Travel Awards

Supporting Scientists in Virtual Times: 2020 – 2021 CBR Travel Awards

Although many conferences are now virtual, the CBR was nonetheless pleased to provide up to $500 for the 2020-2021 year to four award recipients, who will attend and present at such events throughout the year. Congratulations to Dr. Alison McAfee, Amy Wong Strilchuk, Dr. Hashem Etayash, and Sreeparna Vappala!

Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu Inducted as a Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE)

Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu Inducted as a Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE)

Dr. Kizhakkedathu is one of three Canadian professors who have been inducted as Fellows, a recognition that celebrates the researchers’ outstanding contributions to biomaterials research, education, and service.

Dr. Stefanie Mak and Dr. Ed Conway receive 2020 UBC Science Co-op Supervisor Recognition Awards

Dr. Stefanie Mak and Dr. Ed Conway receive 2020 UBC Science Co-op Supervisor Recognition Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Stefanie Mak and Dr. Ed Conway, whose mentorship excellence was recognized by the UBC Science Co-op Team!

CBR Graduate Awards Program: Riding the COVID-19 Pandemic Rollercoaster

CBR Graduate Awards Program: Riding the COVID-19 Pandemic Rollercoaster

Needless to say, living through the COVID-19 pandemic was not on the GAP 2019-2020 itinerary; however, we had no choice but to face this challenge with our fair share of adaptation, along with the rest of the world.

AABB 2019: Beyond American Association of Blood Banks

AABB 2019: Beyond American Association of Blood Banks

Thanks to the CBR Travel Award and support by Dr. Devine’s lab, I attended the AABB 2019 meeting in San Antonio, Texas, from Oct. 18 to 22 in 2019.

Q&A with Dr. Stefanie Mak, Recipient of the 2020 Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

Q&A with Dr. Stefanie Mak, Recipient of the 2020 Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

We chatted with Stefanie about her experiences in mentorship, the importance of being a mentor, and important qualities that mentors can carry forward into their work.

Reflections of a CBR-SBME Summer Student: Remote Research in the Time of COVID-19

Reflections of a CBR-SBME Summer Student: Remote Research in the Time of COVID-19

To say that the past few months have been “challenging” would be a hefty understatement.