The Faculty of Medicine (FoM) and Office of Research Services (ORS) have agreed on procedures/timelines for the 2015 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Awards.
Your application package must be submitted to the Dean’s Office or affiliated hospital research office by Friday, April 10for Faculty signatures only. You have the option of dropping off a paper copy or emailing it to the Faculty signature contact for your site. Note that Bryan Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the contact for Faculty approval for those located at the UBC Point Grey campus. See below for a complete list of the required items. NOTE: These documents will not be returned to you as they will be taken to ORS, who will approve your application on ApplyNet.
CIHR Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) letters of intent are due Monday, April 13.
Funding is available for projects that aim to improve health through an increased understanding of how biological, social and environmental exposures impact human health and development.
Successful teams are intended to be multi-disciplinary in nature, requiring the engagement of both basic and social scientists. In addition to other measures, each team will be required to include a focus on sex and gender outcomes and are encouraged to consider the ultimate potential policy implications of the research.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Dawn McArthur in the CFRI Research & Technology Development Office at email@example.com.
On March 8-10, CFRI welcomed our new Scientific Advisory Board – Dr. Terry Klassen (Children’s Research Institute of Manitoba, University of Manitoba) Dr. Roderick McInnes (Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University), and Dr. Maria Grazia Roncarolo (Stanford School of Medicine) – to Vancouver.
During their stay, the SAB met with over 30 researchers and toured the Oak Street campus, visiting one of CFRI’s oncology labs, the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, the BC Mental Health & Addictions Research Institute, CFRI’s Microscopy and Flow Cytometry Core facilities, and BC Children’s Hospital Orthopedics Department.
The SAB heard scientific presentations, provided strategic insight into CFRI’s scientific direction and participated in the scientific reviews for CFRI’s Investigator Salary Award Program.
NOTICE: Upcoming phone and voicemail upgrades on Oak Street campus
Due to aging infrastructure, data storage and telephone systems will be replaced and/or upgraded across PHSA, Providence Health Care, and Vancouver Coastal Health over the next 12 months. This work will reduce the continuity risk of site operations and maintain safe and optimum patient care.
How will I be affected? TELUS will upgrade the phone and voicemail systems during the following two 4-hour maintenance outages on weekends:
PHONES: Sunday, March 29* from 1:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
VOICEMAIL: Sunday, April 12* from 1:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
*These dates are tentative – any updates will be communicated to all those affected.
You will also soon receive more information about upgrades to the Storage Area Network (SAN) and Server replacements at the Children’s &Women’s Data Centre.
Please contact Laurence Bayzand, Director, Inter Campus Operations at 604-875-2337 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
NOTICE: Current paging service ends March 31
TELUS is terminating its paging services across Canada effective March 31, 2015. This means all existing TELUS pager users in our health organizations will need to replace their paging device before that date. After March 31, PageNet will be our primary paging service provider across Providence Health Care, PHSA, and Providence Health Care.
Who is affected?
All existing users of TELUS pagers. Providence Health Care uses PageNet paging services and is not impacted. If you are unsure whether you use a TELUS pager, simply call your service. A TELUS pager will be answered by TELUS.
I have a TELUS pager. What should I do?
To ensure uninterrupted paging service, please initiate the pager replacement process immediately.
C&W Office of Clinical Informatics is holding regular forums for staff to bring forward issues, ask questions, or hear about the latest announcements, changes, or ongoing discussions.
The forum is hosted by Dr. Tyler Black, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Center, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Center, and BC Substance Use & Mental Health Services.
CMIO Forum Schedule:
April 1 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Room D308, Shaughnessy Building
April 17 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Room 1U27A, Women’s Hospital Building
May 6 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Room D308, Shaughnessy Building
May 22 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Room P4-312, Mental Health Building
For those unable to attend, the session conversations are available via SharePoint. For more information contact Candice Wingerter at Candice.Wingerter@cw.bc.ca.
BC Women’s Heart Program provides one-of-a-kind approach to heart health
In 2009, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre opened the Heart Program for Women, the first clinic of its kind in Canada to provide care for women before they have a heart event.
• The clinics run Mondays in the Women’s Health Centre from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Self referrals to the nurse practitioner for women who have two or more risk factors for heart disease are welcome
• A physician/nurse practitioner referral is required for more complicated patients who need to be seen directly by the cardiologist
The number one cause of death for women in Canada is heart disease. Women are eight times more likely to die from heart disease than they are from breast cancer, and one in four women have at least one risk factor for developing heart disease.
Engaging volunteers: Program leaders and staff survey
Volunteers are a vital human resource for programs at BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Volunteer Resources is very proud of all volunteers and volunteer programs. As a key stakeholder, it is important to us to gather your feedback regarding the engagement of volunteers.
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
Attention all cyclists: new bike racks installed at busiest place on C&W campus!
Due to requests for additional bike stalls at BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital, the Lower Mainland Energy & Environmental Sustainability and the Lower Mainland Integrated Protection Services departments have installed 24 new bike parking stalls at Door #35, adjacent to the Ambulatory Care Building.
News from the Clinical & Systems Transformation project
Springing back from big changes
Resiliency is something healthcare professionals know a lot about. They demonstrate it every day by caring for patients in vulnerable, difficult situations and then “springing back” to continue on the the next person and situation. More…
All thanks to a broken fibula
Phil Sweeney has a broken fibula to thank for his career as a physiotherapist. More…
UBC public scholars initiative for doctoral students
There is a growing wave of interest at UBC (and elsewhere) in broadening our ideas of what doctoral education can encompass, especially to include more diverse and career-relevant forms of scholarship.
In recognition of these new directions, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is very pleased to announce the UBC Public Scholars Initiative for Doctoral Students: a pilot support and funding initiative to assist students and their supervisors who are working, or want to work, on dissertation projects that extend beyond the traditional boundaries of academic scholarship.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this initiative, attend the upcoming information and discussion session:
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
Join Genome BC for a free evening discussion about the key to personalized medicine, genomics, a new type of “microscope”, which helps to understand the role of DNA and related molecules in health and disease.
Hear from experts about what’s happening in our own backyard; shifting from disease-centric to patient-centric care.
Now in its 19th year, Parachute’s Safe Kids Week is an annual campaign designed to raise awareness about the frequency and severity of preventable childhood injuries, which are the leading cause of death and disability among Canadian children.
This year, the Safe Kids Week theme is promotion and awareness of cycling and road safety in communities across the country. We are excited about this year’s approach, and our alignment with the United Nations Global Road Safety Week theme of children as vulnerable road users.
We hope you will join this cross-Canada effort. Together, we can promote this extremely important message and stop the clock on predictable and preventable injuries.
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.
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.
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.