The next Town Hall video conference featuring Carl Roy, PHSA president and CEO, will take place Wednesday, March 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
The details are being finalized for the live site and booking video conferencing sites across the province. Video conferencing details will be provided next week, including information about how your site can be added if it has not already been booked.
Please mark the date in your calendar, and share it with your staff, so you may plan to attend.
Dr. Ken Lim appointed Head, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ken Lim as Head of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine for the BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre and the UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, effective January 2, 2015.
Dr. Lim is an obstetrician and gynecologist, sub-specializing in the area of maternal fetal medicine at BC Women’s, where he has worked in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) since 1997. Dr. Lim is also a CFRI Clinical Investigator and Clinical Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology with a significant research and teaching portfolio. He is author or co-author on a number of clinical guidelines at the provincial and national level, and currently holds several research grants.
Congratulations, Dr. Lim, on your new role.
Reminder: CFRI administration area changes
This Friday, March 6, the 2nd floor CFRI administration area in the Translational Research Building will close at 12:00 p.m. Beginning that afternoon and continuing over the following week, renovations will be ongoing to rework the area to support the move of administrative staff who currently work in other parts of the building, as well as making more efficient use of the existing space.
Are you a scientist seeking to share your research and work with your community?
Science World’s new Community Scientist Initiative (CSI) is looking for scientists, researchers and other science-based professionals with a keen interest in engaging with public audiences, to become science communicators and ambassadors.
Cystinosis Research Foundation: $2-million available for grants
The CRF currently has $2-million available for new research grants and fellowships.
Applications are being accepted for research studies and for the Post-Doctoral Cystinosis Research Fellowship Program. CRF’s goal is to fund the best and most promising research in the world in an effort to ensure that better treatments and a cure are found as soon as possible.
CRF is a non-profit organization dedicated to aggressively funding cystinosis research to ensure the development of new and improved therapies, and a cure for cystinosis. Since its inception in 2003, CRF has issued 125 research grants and fellowships totaling over $20-million in cystinosis research.
The deadline for Spring 2015 applications is Monday, April 6, 2015.
You are invited to attend an academic presentation by Dr. Kelleher in which he will address his background, research, administrative and leadership experience, and the opportunities and challenges he sees for the faculty.
Dr. Kelleher’s presentation details:
Friday, March 6, 2015 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Lecture Theatre 101-2215 Wesbrook Mall, UBC (Map)
Vancouver: Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel Street – DHCC 2263
Kelowna: Kelowna General Hospital, 2268 Pandosy Street – KGH CAC 235
Victoria: Royal Jubilee Hospital, 1952 Bay Street – RJH CA 125
Prince George: Hospital of Northern BC, 1475 Edmonton Street – UHNBC 5017
The remaining deadlines for various faculty and staff awards occur between March 6, 2015 and May 1, 2015.
2015 UBC President’s Awards: President’s Awards for Staff
Nomination deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
UBC Equity Enhancement Fund 2015
If you have a great idea for a project to help make UBC a more equitable, diverse and inclusive campus but no idea how to fund it, the UBC Equity Enhancement Fund can help.
The Equity Enhancement Fund is available to all students, faculty and staff who want to develop and promote ideas that significantly boost campus community’s equity and diversity. There is separate funding for the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses.
The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) is a transdisciplinary training program for the next generation of clinician-scientists in child and youth health research in Canada. CCHCSP will hold their annual symposium on June 5-7 at the Westin Nova Scotia in Halifax.
CCHCSP will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses for two “rising researchers” from UBC who wish to attend the symposium. These researchers must come from different disciplines.
More information about the conference program and registration will be posted on the CCHCSP website in the coming weeks.
Looking for research trainees this summer?
Are you looking for a summer student, graduate student or postdoctoral fellow? Get the word out by posting research training opportunities on the CFRI Training website.
If interested, email Ashley Biggerstaff at email@example.com and provide the following information:
Type of training position (i.e. summer student, graduate student, etc.)
Brief description of the position
Start and end date of position (if applicable)
Contact information (email and/or phone)
How long you wish to have the posting online
Graduate student focus group
Are you interested in having your opinion about graduate supervision and mentoring heard?
The Graduate Student Society and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are conducting focus groups to explore graduate students’ mentoring experiences and improve graduate student supervision and mentorship at UBC.
CFRI graduate student focus group (led by other graduate students):
Wednesday, March 11 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Room 2108, CFRI
Light food will be provided
For more information or to RSVP contact Sarah Liva, project coordinator, at 778-847-4871 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: The following consent form must be read and signed prior to the session.
David Hardwick reading room
The David Hardwick room, located in room 3051 (above the coffee shop, between the north and south block) is open and available to use as a quiet study area.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the space, contact email@example.com.
News from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project
Maya Angelou once said that people will forget what you said or did, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel. For Yeonjoo Kwon and countless others around the world, this quote reflects everyday life as a nurse.
Michael Smith Laboratories is currently recruiting for a new Director. Leonard Foster and Wilfred Jefferies, both candidates, have already presented their vision, goals and priorities for the MSL.
You are welcome to attend a presentation by the third candidate, Joerg Bohlmann.
Friday, March 6, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. | MSL Room 226, 2185 East Mall V6T 1Z4, UBC Campus (Map)
Celebrate research public lecture: “Breathe into Research”
Every year CFRI, Providence Health Care Research Institute and Vancouver Costal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) present a free public forum on the latest discoveries in health research.
This year’s lecture “Breathe into Research” will explore the latest health resources and research findings in the field of lung health. Dr. Chris Carsten, Dr. Don Sin and Dr. Pascal Lavoie, CFRI Scientist, are the featured speakers.
Wednesday, March 4 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Paetzold Auditorium, Vancouver General Hospital
The deadline for abstract submissions is on March 6, 2015.
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.
Come to UBC to join the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) for this year’s panel event: How can the implementation of Electronic Health Records lead to quality improvement in health care?
Electronic Health Records are a growing presence in healthcare and a topic that all current and future healthcare professionals will be faced with. They will be hosting a panel event with various stakeholders to discuss best-practice methods and benefits and challenges of implementation.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.| UBC Centre for Brain Health, Room 3402 – 2215, Wesbrook Mall
BrainTalks UBC is a forum for academics and community members to dialogue about the rapidly expanding information in neuroscience.
The next event will discuss ‘Disruptions of consciousness’:
Monday March 16, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. | The Paetzold Auditorium, 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9 (map)
Dr. Alan Bates, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho-oncology Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Mark Ansermino, CFRI Senior Associate Clinician Scientist and Director, Innovations in Acute Care & Technology research cluster; Associate Professor, UBC Department of Anesthesia; Anesthesiologist and Director of Research for Pediatric Anesthesia, BC Children’s Hospital
Free wine and cheese reception to follow.
CIHR is coming to UBC
An open session is being presented by Dr. Jane Aubin, Chief Scientific Officer at CIHR. Dr. Aubin will review recent and upcoming changes in CIHR funding and answer your questions on March 25, 2015.
Dr. Aubin’s talk will be video-conferenced from the UBC Life Sciences Institute, Room 1002 – 2350, Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3 (Map) to:
BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital (CSB V2-222)
St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH 1500 LT)
Vancouver General Hospital – Diamond Health Care Centre (2263)
The Scholars of Excellence Program is an exciting new CFRI initiative that will give exceptional trainees the opportunity to develop innovative research under the mentorship of researchers at CFRI and BC Children’s Hospital. Scholars will receive a generous stipend of $70,000 a year for 3-5 years.
The deadline for the CFRI Summer Studentship and Summer Student Research Education Program (for externally funded students) is March 15, 2015.
CFRI’s Summer Student Research Program includes funding and education opportunities that foster research awareness and interest for the undergraduate and medical community. The studentships are available to undergraduate students in sciences/allied sciences or medical students completing research projects between May and August, and supervised by a CFRI faculty member. More…
MSFHR trainee award competition
The 2015 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Trainee Award guidelines are now available. Letters of intent are due March 17, 2015 and the application deadline is April 20, 2015.
MSFHR Trainee Awards support highly qualified applicants at the post-PhD and post-health professional degree (MD, DDS, DVM or DPharm) stages to prepare for careers as health researchers. More…
Pediatrics Celebrates Research Day: Friday, March 6
Pediatrics Celebrate Research Day is a protected departmental Education Day held during the annual UBC Celebrate Research Week. Pediatric Research Day is a part of the Pediatric Research Curriculum and is chaired by the Associate Head, Research and coordinated by the Scholarly Activities Coordinator.
Upcoming grant and award deadlines
Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) operating grant letter of intent deadline: March 6, 2015. More…
CFRI Summer Studentship application deadline: March 15, 2015. More…
Canadian Liver Foundation operating grant application deadline: March 31, 2015. More…
Canadian Liver Foundation summer studentship application deadline: March 31, 2015. More…
eHealth Innovation Partnership Program (eHIPP) operating grant registration deadline: April 1, 2015. *Contact RTDO ASAP if planning to apply. More…
Cystinosis Research Foundation grant application deadline: April 6, 2015. More…
CIHR Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Team Grants letter of intent deadline: April 13, 2015. More…
March of Dimes prematurity research initiative (PRI) letter of intent deadline: April 15, 2015. More…
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Trainee Award letters of intent deadline: March 17, 2015 (application deadline: April 20, 2015). More…
March of Dimes general research grant letter of intent deadline: April 30, 2015. More…
CFRI Scholars of Excellence Program application deadline: April 30, 2015. More…
Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Awards nomination deadline: May 1, 2015. More…
CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant application deadline: May 5, 2015. More…
CEEHRC (Epigenetics) Operating Grant Phase 2 deadline: May 25, 2015. More…
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.