FOM Weekly Announcements

In this week’s issue:

Announcements:

· The Office of the Vice-President Research & International – Faculty Research Awards – Award Opportunities – Please see attached email.

Funding Opportunities:

· UBC Faculty of Medicine Spring Start Up Funds

Events:

· Café Scientifique : Not just genes: Epigenetics, and how early experiences may affect your health later in life

· Free Webinar: Dementia Research and Care in Social Media – Creating New Knowledge Translation Opportunities (Reminder)


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

UBC Faculty of Medicine Spring Start Up Funds

Deadline: April 27, 2012

Two awards of start up funding for new recruits are available from the Faculty of Medicine. A maximum of $5,000 may be awarded.

Eligibility:

· Applicants must be in the first two years of a full-time appointment (Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant Professor and higher) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

· Applicants who have previously received UBC Faculty of Medicine Start Up Funds, or $200,000 or over in Start Up Funds from other sources, are ineligible.

Criteria for Use of Funds:

· Research equipment, research supplies and/or research services (e.g. cost recovery payments to core equipment) and research support salaries (e.g. technical personnel).

Please see the website for more information.


EVENTS:

Café Scientifique : Not just genes: Epigenetics, and how early experiences may affect your health later in life

Date: March 27, 2012 7:00pm

Location: Granville Island Hotel, 1253 Johnston St, Vancouver

RSVP: Epigenetics.Epigenetique@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

What causes the complex illnesses associated with aging, like cancer and heart disease? Each day we discover new genes associated with these diseases. But as we learn more about the genetic code, it becomes clearer that what’s written in our DNA is only part of the story. There are other factors, such as socioeconomic status, that seem to play an important role in health.

Now a new area of research, known as epigenetics, is building upon our knowledge of the human genome. Epigeneticists study the ways that our environment can have a long-term impact on the activity of our genes. And recent advances in technology are giving researchers remarkable new tools to study how nature interacts with nurture.

Want to learn more? Join us for a discussion with some of the leading Canadian epigenetic researchers.

Please see the attached poster (available in bothEnglish andFrench) for more information.


Free Webinar: Dementia Research and Care in Social Media – Creating New Knowledge Translation Opportunities

Date & Time: March 29, 2012 9-10am

The UBC arm of the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network (CDKTN) is pleased to announce a free webinar on Dementia Research and Care in Social Media on Thursday March 29 2012, 9-10am. This webinar is targeted towards researchers with an interest in dementia, physicians and other health care professionals.

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Julie Robillard and Dr. B. Lynn Beattie and will examine the importance of social media and how it can be used as a tool for relaying messages about dementia research and care. The webinar is a user friendly format that allows researchers and health care professionals from across the country to listen and participate from the convenience of their own computer. Physician participants can earn up to 1.0 Mainpro M1 / MOC Section 1 /AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.