Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to support the CFRI Holiday Raffle! You helped raise $2,330 for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to benefit the Jan M. Friedman Graduate Studentship.
Gurm Dhugga (CFRI) won the Grand Prize. Other winners were Dr. Stefan Taubert (CMMT), Dr. Doug Swanson (CMMT), and Dr. Dawn McArthur (CFRI).
A big thanks to the generous sponsors who donated prizes to the raffle:
The Bublé Family and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Bean Around the World Coffees
Pictured (left to right): Dr. Dawn McArthur, Dr. Catherine Pallen, Dr. Jan Friedman, Gurm Dhugga
A festive start to the holiday season
This year’s CFRI Holiday Social and Shoebox Challenge was an overwhelming success. Thank you to everyone who attended! The thousands of items received will help brighten the holiday season for youth in need in our community.
All contributions will be distributed by Covenant House as part of their Christmas Backpack Program to support street youth ages 16-24.
Last chance to get your flu vaccine
In its final week of operation this season, the Family Flu Vaccination Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital is offering free flu vaccines to anyone who still needs one – including staff, healthcare workers and their families, patients, pregnant women, and visitors to patients in the hospital.
Dates: Open until December 19, 2014 Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Ambulatory Care Centre at BC Children’s Hospital
As of Monday, December 1, all CFRI researchers, staff and trainees who have not had and self-reported their flu shot at influenzareporting.phsa.ca are required to wear a procedure mask while in patient-care areas.
GSK has launched a request for partnerships in the area of bispecific antibodies and target identification. The deadline for letters of intent is Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Those selected would proceed to a collaborative research contract with GSK.
The RISe system was recently updated and the following changes will affect all researchers who submit applications to the UBC Research Ethics Board (REB):
First-time users who are faculty, students or staff are now able to register themselves for an account in RISe. More information on how users can self-register for a new RISe account can be found on the ‘how to register for access to RISe webpage‘.
Changes on the Ethics Harmonized forms in RISe reflect addition of new research institutions or organizations, revised process in order to adapt to new requirements, and review for all brand new studies and studies that have not been submitted prior to December 13, 2014.
The BC Ethics Harmonization Initiative (BCEHI) has taken a significant step towards a more efficient and coordinated research ethics review process. A six-month pilot implementation of a new model for harmonized ethics review of minimal-risk studies began on Monday, December 1.
Documents that will assist researchers with the new harmonized processes during the pilot phase can be accessed from the Resources tab of the BCEHI website.
Gone will be the days when staff are waiting to access charts to get the information they need. Soon, data from across Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health and PHSA will be available at the touch of a button as part of the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) project.
Principles of qualitative data analysis – ATLAS.ti for Windows
ATLAS is one a software used by qualitative and mixed method researchers for systematically analyzing various types of qualitative data. In this three-part series, participants will learn the fundamental functions of ATLAS.ti for data description, exploration, analysis, interpretation and the methodological principles behind ATLAS.ti.
Registration is for all three sessions and space is limited. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org.Biostatistics
Six workshops designed to provide an introduction to statistical terms and concepts on the following topics:
Introduction to Statistical Terms and Concepts
Introduction to SPSS
More Data Manipulations
Summarizing and Presenting Data
Nonparametric Statistics and Multiple Response Data Sets
The first session is on Thursday, January 20 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Room 2108, CFRI.
Registration is for all six sessions and space is limited. For more information on the specific dates and times of each session and to register email email@example.com.
Literature searching: Tips & tricks
This series will cover a specific database in more detail. Learn about techniques to find more relevant information more efficiently. Also learn how to keep up-to-date with newly published research in your field. Attend one or more of any of the sessions. Please note a UBC CWL is required for all the sessions.
You are invited to the Garrod 2015 Symposium, “Metabolic Medicine in Motion”.
The event will feature a wide range of interesting topics for clinicians, scientists and trainees. The program will allow ample time for abstract presentations, with travel awards and prizes being awarded to support the attendance of students.
Submissions are in for the IHDCYH Talks Video Competition (Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health), an opportunity for researchers to produce a short video to share their research and ideas in the area of reproductive, child and youth health.
CFRI conducts discovery, translational and clinical research to benefit the health of children and their families. CFRI is supported by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and works in close partnership with the University of British Columbia, BC Children’s Hospital, and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority). For more information, visit www.cfri.ca.