Faculty of Medicine – Weekly Announcements and Funding Opportunities February 10 – 14

In this week’s issue:

Announcements:

Funding Opportunities:

  • UBC Faculty of Medicine – Friedman Scholars Program
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine – Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Awards and Honours:

  • UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Awards for Innovation & Distinguished Service in CPD/CME (reminder)

Events:

  • Centre for Blood Research – Seminar Series: Determinants of Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Early Life
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine – UBC Medicine Undergraduate Research Forum
  • Biomedical Research Centre – Seminar Series: Therapeutic Liver Re-population
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – CME on the Run – Internal Medicine (reminder)
  • SPARC – NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grants Information Session (reminder)
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – 49th Annual Post Graduate Review in Family Medicine

Other:

  • UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Rural Physician Mentoring Program

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

UBC Faculty of Medicine – Friedman Scholars Program

Deadline: March 20, 2014

The goal of the Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation Scholarships in Health Sciences is to provide funding to graduate students or medical residents so that they can pursue a learning opportunity to further their career or to bring new perspectives to the education they have already received.

Award

Between $25,000 to $50,000 annually, open to renewal for one time only.

Requirements and Eligibility

Friedman Scholars are expected to travel to other areas of the world to seek new perspectives and learn from experts in their fields. Travel must be outside of Western Canada (east of Manitoba) and beyond. Learners must engage with a leading figure or group for a minimum period of 3 months.  Open to any UBC graduate student or UBC Medical Resident Trainee in the health related sciences. Health sciences will be interpreted broadly.

** If you intend to apply, please inform the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Coordinator at med.research@ubc.ca

Please visit website for further detail.


UBC Faculty of Medicine – Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Deadline: April 11, 2014, 4:00pm

The Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship Award is for MD or PhD graduates in Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, or associated disciplines carrying out research on the biochemical or genetic aspects of mental retardation or other neurologic disorders.

Award

$20,400 for one year. Holders of the award may apply for a second year.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold the position of postdoctoral fellow at UBC for the duration of the fellowship (see here for criteria). No citizenship restrictions will be applied.

Please visit website for further detail.


AWARDS AND HONOURS:

UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Awards for Innovation & Distinguished Service in CPD/CME

Nomination deadline: February 24, 2014, 4pm PST

The Faculty of Medicine Award recognizes exemplary and distinguished service to the UBC Faculty of Medicine (UBC FoM) in the areas of Continuing Medical Education/ Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD). Recipients are given an honorarium of $1,000 and recognized at the Faculty of Medicine Awards Reception.

Nominations are invited for the following awards:

  1. Innovation in CME/CPD
  2. Distinguished/Outstanding Service to the Realm of CME/CPD

Please see website for further information and nomination form.


EVENTS:

Centre for Blood Research – Seminar Series: It’s OK to be different: New avenues of pathogenesis and survival in the foodborne bacterium campylobacter jejuni

Date & Time: February 19, 2014, 12-1pm

Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Seminar by:

Dr. Nico Marr

Research Associate

Department of Pediatrics, UBC

Child and family Research Institute, BC Children and Women’s Hospital

Sandwiches and refreshments will be served at 11:55am.


UBC Faculty of Medicine – Medicine Undergraduate Research Forum

Date & Time: February 20, 2014, 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Location: Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Point Grey

Videoconference Locations: UBC-O RHS 257; UNBC NHSC 9-235; UVic MSB 160. Movi and audio-bridge are also available. Please contact research.forum@ubc.ca for login information.

The UBC Medical Undergraduate Society, UBC Medical Journal, MD/PhD Program, and Faculty of Medicine Office of the Executive Associate Dean, Research invite you to attend the 10th annual UBC Medicine Undergraduate Research Forum.

The forum features research by UBC medical, dental and Summer Student Research Program undergraduate students, as well as the release of the newest issue of the UBC Medical Journal. One of the highlights for students is the opportunity to discuss their research with interested faculty and staff members from the UBC community during the poster session from 8:00 am – 9:30 am. View the event poster here.

Light refreshments will be served during the poster session. Please RSVP by Monday February 17th via our online registration system. For questions not answered on the website please contact the organizing committee at research.forum@ubc.ca.


Biomedical Research Centre – Seminar Series: Therapeutic liver repopulation

Date & Time: February 21, 2014, 4-5pm

Location: Biomedical Research Centre, 2222 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Point Grey campus

Seminar by:

Dr. Markus Grompe

Director, Oregon Stem Cell Centre and Papé Family Pediatric Institute

Host:

Dr. Fabio Rossi

Co-Director, Biomedical Research Centre


UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – CME on the Run – Internal Medicine

Date & Time: February 21, 2014, 1-5pm

Location: Paetzold Lecture Room, Vancouver General Hospital, 899 West. 12th Ave., Vancouver

CME on the Run runs on a Friday afternoon and includes great speakers, topics and learning materials.

The sessions are low cost, high quality, accessible and accredited for up to 3.5 Mainpro-M1 study credits per day.

For more information please visit http://www.ubccpd.ca/course/cme-run-internal-medicine.

Registration is required.


SPARC – NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grants Information Session

Date & Time: February 26, 2014, 3-5pm

Location: Room B101, Allard Law Building, UBC Point Grey Campus

Pamela Moss, Director, Research Partnership Programs, from the NSERC-Ottawa office  will be coming to UBC on Wednesday, Feb. 26th to outline and discuss the CRD program. There will also be UBC faculty who have successfully applied for CRDs, and other NSERC representatives, in attendance to provide tips on effective application strategies and how to convincingly fulfill program requirements. Ample time will be made available to have all your CRD questions answered.

This information session is scheduled to be from:  3:00 pm – 5:00pm on Wednesday, Feb. 26th, and all the relevant information is available on the event announcement and registration webpage.

NOTE: Please note that registration for this Information Session is REQUIRED. (Refreshments will be provided.)

If you have any questions, feel free to forward them to: david.woods@ubc.ca


UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – 49th Annual Post Graduate Review in Family Medicine

Date & Time: February 26-28, 2014

Location: Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, 1128 West Hastings St., Vancouver

This comprehensive three-day review course offers an update of knowledge central to the practice of family medicine in both rural and urban settings. Committed to addressing everyday practical issues, speakers present equally on current and special areas of concern to the primary health care professional.

To complement a morning of group lectures, afternoons include a series of elective interactive workshops which allow conference attendees to customize their learning experience

Our three main topics for this year are Internal Medicine, Potpourri and Pediatrics and Women’s Health.

For more information please visit http://www.ubccpd.ca/course/49th-post-grad-review


OTHER:

UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Rural Physician Mentoring Program

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Target audience: Family Physicians, Specialists new to rural practice in BC

Up to 17.0 Mainpro C / MOC Section 1 study credits to participate as a mentee in the program

Cost: FREE

The Rural Physician Mentoring Program has been designed specifically for physicians who are new to rural practice in BC. A maximum of 20 mentees will be accepted into this program in total: 10 International Medical Graduates and 10 Canadian Medical Graduates. If you would like to participate, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

Mentee applicants will be able to review profiles of mentor applicants and will be able to rank their top three preferred mentors and help program staff match mentors and mentees. We recommend that mentoring pairs meet at least 10 times during the eight month program (either in person, by telephone, or online, depending on mentor’s location). Each mentoring pair will be able to negotiate virtually all aspects of the relationship including the frequency, length, and format of meetings and scope of the relationship. As noted above, since this is a pilot project, we are only able to accept a maximum of 20 mentee applicants. Mentee applicants will be accepted into the program on a first-come-first-served basis, based on the selection criteria.

Apply now!  http://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g2f78

More information: www.ubccpd.ca/information-mentees

Contact: Ashra Kolhatkar – ashra.k@ubc.ca, 604-875-4111 (x21440)