Dr. Kishore Mulpuri on tour with the American Orthopaedic Association
Dr. Kishore Mulpuri is currently visiting orthopedic centres in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with the American-British-Canadian (ABC) Travelling Fellowship from the American Orthopaedic Association.
Collaboration for health research in Northern British Columbia: Seed Grant Program
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Northern Health (NH) and University of Northern BC (UNBC) are excited to release a Request for Applications for a new Seed Grant Program. The goal of this program is to enable researchers and knowledge users at PHSA, NH and UNBC to work in partnership and initiate new research projects that focus on improving the quality of health services and improving population health in northern BC.
There will be two Requests for Application intakes for this competition. The deadline for the first intake is Friday, May 15, 2015. The deadline for the second intake will be in September 2015.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships offer $70,000 per year for two years to exceptional researchers who will positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth. Internal applicants must submit the application form and supporting documents to the postdoctoral fellows office at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. PST. No exceptions!
Thank you to everyone who sold and bought Jeans Day™ buttons and pins. Together we raised $3,715!
Thanks to the generous support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, all CFRI sales of Jeans Day™ buttons and pins will go towards the Jan M. Friedman Graduate Studentship, which supports a trainee at CFRI.
Mining for Miracles raises over $1M for the CAUSES Clinic!
On May 7, Mining for Miracles, the BC mining community’s longstanding fundraising campaign for BC Children’s Hospital, raised more than $1,066,184 at its annual Teck Celebrity Pie Throw. Dr. Jan Friedman and Dr. Alison Elliott both did their part by getting pied in the face and together raised over $10,000. The funds raised by Mining for Miracles in 2015/16 will support the development of the CAUSES Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital.>> More…
Support CFRI trainees, buy a sunshine hoodie
Through BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, CFRI has been given a selection of sunshine hoodies to sell to our research community! All proceeds will be directed to the Jan M. Friedman Graduate Studentship.
Have you identified a new genetic disease or worked on a genetic disease that would merit further research in a model organisms?
Rare Diseases: Models and Mechanisms Network invites applications from Canadian clinicians and clinician scientists who have rare disease genes of interest in one of three categories (described below) and wish to conduct collaborative research.
Invitation to join global pediatric therapeutic asset map
The Enpr-EMA pediatric clinical research asset map is an ongoing initiative to create a worldwide directory of clinicians and scientists committed to addressing issues related to improving drug therapy for children.
WARNING: Pyramid scheme targeting women in health care
PHSA has recently become aware of a pyramid scheme targeting women in health care settings. The scheme goes by various names – all of them are analogous to Women Empowering Women, Women Helping Women or some variation.
Watch LifeSpeak videos and win prizes!
Until Sunday, May 31, any time you watch a LifeSpeak video on the PHSA website and complete the Watch & Win form below the video player, you’ll be entered to win one of two $50 Chapters gift cards. You can enter as many times as you like – the more you watch, the better your chances!
Celebrate International Clinical Trials Day at this year’s Clinical Research Symposium hosted by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) and British Columbia Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (BCCRIN).
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Paetzold Health Education Centre, Vancouver General Hospital
Everyone is welcome to attend “Building Bridges to Support Individuals with FASD,” a forum that aims to give communities and individuals affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) an opportunity to hear from researchers and health science experts about the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment, with a focus on challenges and opportunities for improving access to supports and services.
Pathology Day is an annual event hosted by the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine featuring guest speakers and oral and poster presentations from graduate students, residents and other trainees. At an evening reception cash prizes are awarded for the top three graduate student oral presentations, top three resident oral presentations and the top three poster presentations.
Friday, May 22, 2015 | Paetzold Education Centre, Vancouver General Hospital
In 2014, researchers at CFRI and CMMT discovered a previously unknown genetic mutation in a young girl who has suffered from a number of serious health problems since infancy. Their findings were published in September 2014 in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases.
Upcoming webinars from the BC Injury Research Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) at CFRI:
Concussion Awareness and Education in BC, Dr. Shelina Babul, CFRI investigator
Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
Smoke Alarms Work But Not Forever, Len Garis, Fire Chief
Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
Challenges and Advances in Measuring the Burden of Injury, Dr. Belinda Gabbe, Head, Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma Research Unit, Monash University
Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
Injury Prevention Casebook, Dr. Ian Pike, CFRI investigator
Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST