Awards

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.

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!