In this week’s issue:
- Please see attached Email from Louise Cowin, Vice-President Students, inviting nominations for the 2014/15 UBC Vancouver Student Development Awards.
- The March 2015 CIHR Transitional Operating Grant deadline to receive application packages for Faculty approval is Friday, February 20th. Full application procedures & timelines are available at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/GrantApplications/CIHR/Pages/CIHR-Operating-Grant.aspx (reminder).
- Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs – Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Program
- UBC Office of the Provost and VP Academic – TA Training Programs (reminder)
- WorkSafeBC – Research Training Awards
- Conquer Paralysis Now – SCI Research Grants
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Children’s Heart Foundation – Call for Research Proposals
Awards and Honours:
- Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research (reminder)
- Robarts Research Institute – J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine: Cellular and Molecular Imaging in Cancer
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Distinguished Medical Research Lecturers Seminar
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Rural Health Care through the Locum Lens
- Child & Family Research Institute, Providence Health Care Research Institute, and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute – Annual Public Lecture: Breathe into Research
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Medical Disorders and Pregnancy
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – 12th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update & Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS)
LOI Deadline: February 26, 2015
The Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) operates in partnership with the Joint Program Committee 5/Military Operational Medicine Research Program (JPC-5/MOMRP) to provide oversight and execution management for the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Program (ASARP).
The goal of the ASARP is to identify and develop new medications to improve treatment outcomes for alcohol and substance use disorders (ASUD), especially as related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program encourages the use of collaborative, multidisciplinary approaches to accelerate the translation of basic research into clinical trial studies.
For more information regarding the ASARP, please visit the CDMRP website.
Deadline: March 9, 2015
Teaching Assistants make an important contribution to teaching and learning at UBC while they develop competencies and skills relevant to their professional lives. In recognition of this, the University is committed to providing educational programs specifically addressing TAs’ needs. The TA Training Program commenced during the 2007/2008 academic year and is offered every year. The objective is to provide financial and consultative support to Faculties for the development, delivery, and assessment of TA training. In so doing, we expect a significant increase in the number of graduate students who receive training in preparation for and support of their work as TAs and broader professional development. This program supports TA training initiatives in the following ways:
- Direct financial support
- Support from the Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology, including:
- consultation and developmental support, and
- the services of trained facilitators, as required
TA Training Funding Proposals for the year 2015-16 should be submitted to the Office of the Provost and VP Academic by Monday, March 9th, 2015.
For further information and application procedures, please visit the VP Academic website.
Deadline: March 16, 2015; 4pm
Research Training Awards are available to highly qualified graduate students at the master’s and doctoral level who are undertaking full-time research training on the prevention and/or treatment of occupational illness, injury, and disability. The program is designed to support the development of research capacity in occupational health and safety in British Columbia. To be eligible for consideration, research projects must address WorkSafeBC’s research priorities.
Awards include a $20,000 stipend and a $2,500 research and travel allowance. Each award will be made on the basis of academic standing, the proposed research project, the research training environment, and the letters of reference.
Please visit the WorkSafeBC website for further information.
Deadline: April 1, 2015
An exciting new competition (Conquer Paralysis Now) has been recently announced. CPN is offering millions of dollars of prize money for researchers and laboratories that can help people suffering from paralysis.
The aim of the Conquer Paralysis Now Challenge is to accelerate the development of treatments for spinal cord injury (SCI) in order to provide significant improvements in patients’ quality of life. The Challenge Program will award a $10 million prize for the first team that can reach unprecedented improvement in every day functions of people living with chronic SCI within 10 years.
Stage I of the Challenge was recently launched, in which 12 grants of at least $50,000 are available in 6 different categories. The aim is to provide grants for unconventional, novel and disruptive concepts that are seen as too risky to receive funding from traditional sources.
Visit the CPN website for more information on the challenge.
Deadline: April 10, 2015; 4pm
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.
For more information, please visit our website at http://grad-postdoc.med.ubc.ca/bluma-tischler-postdoctoral-fellowship/.
Deadline: June 5, 2015
The Children’s Heart Foundation is accepting proposals from investigators for clinical research projects related to the cause of congenital heart defects and improving methods for their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Grants of up to $100,000 per year for a maximum of two years will be awarded for new research in the areas of molecular genetics/biochemistry, devices/procedural research (catheterization and surgical), and long-term care of children with congenital heart defects.
To be eligible, investigators must be affiliated with an educational institution or nonprofit organization considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Children’s Heart Foundation website.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
Deadline: February 24, 2015; 4:00pm PST
The Faculty of Medicine is now accepting nominations for the Dr. Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research.
One $50,000 prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure for cancer. Among the criteria that will be considered is a distinguished record of translating scientific discoveries into clinical applications, forging partnerships with scientists and others to foster cancer research or to implement discoveries, and cultivating future leaders in the field. The prize is awarded with the expectation that the recipient will continue to demonstrate excellence in his/her field of work and serve as leaders to other scientists in the field, sharing his/her insights for years to come. Last year’s inaugural prize winner was Dr. Tak Wah Mak.
To download the nomination form, please visit http://med.ubc.ca/research/prizes/chew-wei-memorial-prize-in-cancer-research/.
Nomination Deadline: May 1, 2015
Nominations are being accepted for the 31st annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine. The Prize of $25,000 is awarded annually to one or more individuals who have made significant contributions in basic or clinical research.
The 2015 Prize will be granted to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the area of Cellular and Molecular Imaging in Cancer.
For nomination instructions, please visit the Robarts Research Institute website.
Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Using -omics to discover novel blood biomarkers of COPD disease activity
Date & Time: February 11, 2015; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Don Sin
Divisional Head of Respiratory Medicine,
St. Paul’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, UBC
See attached Poster for further details.
Date & Time: February 18, 2015; 2-4pm followed by reception
Location: Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Lecture Theatre, 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes outstanding lecturers in our medical research fields. Candidates from basic sciences and clinical sciences are nominated by fellow faculty members on the basis of a distinguished research career, recognition in the medical community and effective contributions to student educational growth. Recipients are selected by the Faculty’s Research Council and are invited to present at the Distinguished Medical Research Lecturers seminar, where they are presented with awards.
This year, two Distinguished Medical Research Lecturers were selected: Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham in clinical science and Dr. Timothy J. Kieffer in basic science.
A video link to Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Island, Northern and Interior Vancouver will be available.
Please register for this event at http://ow.ly/I7xrM.
Date & Time: February 26 – 28, 2015; all day
Location: Vancouver Island Convention Centre, 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo
Target audience: Rural locums, residents & students
Mainpro-M1/Mainpro C credits
This event is being sponsored by the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice in partnership with other organizations including the Rural Coordination Centre of BC, the Rural Education Action Plan, UBC Rural CPD, the Rural GP Locum Program, and HealthMatchBC. Representatives from these groups will be there to hear and discuss your experiences and challenges– what excites you, what frustrates you, and what insights do you have on the future of healthcare in BC. There will also be daily opportunities to meet with your colleagues and share some of the daily challenges and highlights of rural locum work. Mentorship and peer support will be encouraged. And we promise it will be fun and light-hearted! Please come and share your experiences… and learn some new tips & pearls!
Date & Time: March 4, 2015; 7-8:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
Location: Paetzold Auditorium, Vancouver General Hospital, 890 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
An informative evening talk with today’s research leaders in lung health. Learn about the health resources and research findings that are empowering people living with or caring for others with lung diseases.
Lecture hosted by Dr. John Fleetham. Come and meet our featured speakers: Dr. Chris Carlsten, Dr. Don Sin, and Dr. Pascal Lavoie.
Please RSVP at www.vchri.ca/celebrateresearch.
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Vancouver
Target audience: Obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, fellows, residents & students
Up to 7.0 Mainpro-M1/MOC Section 1 credits
Date: May 8-9, 2015 + pre course May 7, 2015
Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver
Up to 11.25 Mainpro-M1/MOC Section 1 credits (Regular Conference)
APLS Pre-Course: May 7 (Thu) Up to 7.5 MOC Section 2 / Mainpro-C/M1 credits