In this week’s issue:
- RISE Worldwide – International Research Internships 2014 (final reminder)
- California Table Grape Commission – Letters of Intent
- The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility – Leaders of Tomorrow (final reminder)
- Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Scholar Competition Information Session
- Faculty of Medicine – Distinguished Medical Lecturers Event 2013
RISE Worldwide – International Research Internships 2014
Applications accepted: October 7 2013 through November 24, 2013
RISE Worldwide is a funded opportunity to engage high-quality, international undergraduate students from Germany for an approximate 12-week research internship in the summer of 2014. Each RISE participant will receive a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Association (DAAD) that includes a monthly allowance, travel support and insurance.
The program offers several benefits to UBC researchers:
- evaluate participants based on their research ability and possible recruitment of high quality candidates into UBC grad programs,
- provide opportunities to PhD students to gain supervision experience,
- get additional assistance with your experimental work and research,
- might gain new insights through a foreigner’s perspective on scientific discussions,
- gain new contacts with German universities.
- Project submissions: Oct 7 – Nov 24, 2013
- Faculty members, researchers, Postdocs or PhD students can host students (Postdocs and PhD students require consent/letter of support from their supervisor)
- Time frame for internship: June to October 2014 (we recommend keeping the time frame flexible, in the past students have arrived as early as June and as late as August)
- Internship length: 6 weeks to 12 weeks maximum (in the past some students have extended their internships, however, DAAD funding is not extendable and will end on October 31)
Project proposal submission: https://www.daad.de/rise-weltweit/en/12015/index.html
Further information about the program as well as tips to submit a proposal, answers to common questions, standard paragraphs to include about UBC, housing costs etc. can be found at:
https://faculty-staff.grad.ubc.ca/graduate-recruitment-initiative/rise-worldwide (please log in with your CWL)
Deadline: December 5, 2013
Over 10 years ago, California’s fresh grape growers established a health research grant program to help discover how and why grapes are beneficial to health.
Each fall, Letters of Intent are solicited from the research community. These are reviewed and finalists are invited to submit full proposals. The commission’s scientific advisory panel of distinguished researchers conducts the rigorous grant review and selection.
The grape research has covered a wide range of health topics including heart, joint, brain, and eye health, as well as certain cancers. To view the list of supported research to date click here.
Grape research is conducted using a freeze-dried whole grape powder, designed to facilitate reproducible data and to provide researchers with a grape sample that is available year round. For human studies, a grape powder placebo is made available.
If you are a researcher that would like to submit a Letter of Intent to the commission, please review the attached documents which outline the guidelines for submitting. Letters of Intent are due to the commission Thursday, December 5, 2013, by 5 p.m. PST.
Please visit website for details.
The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility – Leaders of Tomorrow
Date: November 27th, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: LSC2, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
This presentation is free to attend. Light refreshments will be available.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Linda Skibo: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.822.7250
Join us for an interactive evening with students from the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) featuring ‘hot off the press’ findings from research projects that aim to better understand mobility, bone and joint health and quality of life of adults and older adults.
Three of CHHM’s top young scientists – the Leaders of Tomorrow – will present:
FRACTURES! WHAT DOES THE ROAD TO FULL RECOVERY LOOK LIKE?
Presented by Kristin Brown
Kristin Brown is a Research Coordinator at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. A previous summer student at the Centre, Kristin graduated with distinction from UBC in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology. Her research interests are focused on addressing gaps in health care delivery through interdisciplinary collaboration and integration of patient perspectives.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT KNEE JOINT! ARE ADVANCES IN MEDICAL IMAGING KEY TO MAINTAINING HEALTHY JOINTS?
Presented by Agnes D’Entremont
Agnes has a background in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in human joint mechanics and advanced medical imaging. In her doctoral work, she developed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tools for measuring knee movement and cartilage health, and explored relationships between these measures in an osteoarthritis population before and after surgery. Her current research involves examining relationships between hip joint shape and cartilage health in childhood hip disorders using MRI.
“I JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY WITH MY GRANDCHILDREN”: IS THERE A SECRET TO SUSTAINING OLDER ADULT MOBILITY?
Presented by Catherine Tong
Catherine has a background in Latin American Studies, and has worked and volunteered with several community-based health initiatives in Canada and Central America. Through these work experiences, she saw first-hand how issues of race, ethnicity and immigration can impact the health of an individual. Her doctoral research critically examines how ethnicity and the immigration experience impact the health and mobility of foreign-born older adults living in Metro Vancouver.
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Scholar Competition Information Session
The following dates & locations are available:
Date: November 28, 2013; 2-4pm
Location: Multipurpose Room, Paetzold Health Education Centre, Jim Pattison Pavilion Main Floor, Vancouver General Hospital, 899 W. 12th Ave.
Date: December 2, 2013; 8-10am
Location: Providence Health Care (St. Paul’s Hospital) site, room TBA
Registration required at email@example.com
Date: December 3, 2013; 2-4pm
Location: UBC Point Grey Campus, Room 102, Lecture Theatre, Michael Smith Labs, 2185 East Mall
Registration not required
Date: November 29, 2013; 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: UBC Okanagan, Administration Building, Room 103E
Registration not required
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is launching a new award competition this year.
“We have made significant changes which will open up the eligibility for clinician scientists and health professionals. For the first time, we are offering a targeted scholar competition.
Come learn about the new MSFHR Scholar Award Competition from the MSFHR’s Programs Team.
The session will consist of:
- a 30 minute PowerPoint presentation with an overview of the changes in guidelines and eligibility.
- an open Question & Answer session
The information session is intended for researchers and health professionals who are seeking to launch an independent research career in biomedical, clinical, health services, population health research fields. This session is also open to research administrators and grant facilitators.”
For those who are unable to attend an information session in-person, we hope to record the Point Grey session and make it available (after December 3rd) on SPARC’s Presentation Materials webpage (CWL required).
Faculty of Medicine – Distinguished Medical Lecturers Event 2013
Date & Time: January 20th, 2014; 3:30-6pm
Location: Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2
Video Links available at: Diamond Health Care Centre 2263
Kelowna General Hospital Room 235
Medical Sciences Building Lecture Theatre 150
Northern Health Sciences Centre Lecture Theatre 9-200
Dr. Michel Roberge – “Chemical biology and drug discovery”
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Garth Warnock – “An odyssey of islet transplantation to reverse complications of diabetes mellitus”
Professor, Department of Surgery
Dr. Tim Murphy – “Imaging and controlling the brain with light provides insight into health and disease.”
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
To register for this event, please visit: http://med.ubc.ca/dmrl