In this week’s issue:
- Weston Brain Institute – Rapid Response 2015 (final reminder)
- Vasculitis Foundation – Research Grants Program
Awards and Honours:
- UBC College of Health Disciplines – 2015 Awards Competition (deadline extended, final reminder)
- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine – Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science (reminder)
- Biomedical Research Centre Seminar Series – Dr. Pam Ohashi
- Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Von Willebrand factor in health and disease: an unfolding story
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development –Routine HIV Testing in Family Practice Workshop (final reminder)
- UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy – Visiting Scholar Presentation with Dr. Atiya Mahmood
- UBC SPARC Office – NSERC Discovery Grants Information Session
LOI Deadline: June 16, 2015; 2pm EDT
The Weston Brain Institute is delighted to launch its Rapid Response 2015 program to provide seed funding for totally novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research ideas to catalyze the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Each project may receive up to $150,000 over 12-18 months
Applicants must be researchers or postdoctoral fellows, and developing a therapeutic and/or a tool to help accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
Submission of the Letter of Intent is done through the Institute’s online grant management system at https://weston.smartsimple.ca/welcome/neuroscience.
The Institute welcomes inquiries about our funding programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-935-4056.
Additional information about the Program can be found at http://westonbraininstitute.ca/funding-opportunities/2015-rapid-response/.
Deadline: August 3, 2015
Vasculitis Foundation has launched the Research Grants Program, which supports research in vasculitis, covering Etiology/Pathogenesis (could include a broad range of studies of immunity, inflammation, or vascular biology), Epidemiology (including genetics), Diagnosis (including identification of disease subtypes), Treatment/Management (including therapeutics to treat vasculitis or prevent complications, biomarkers, and psychosocial outcomes).
Award is for one- or two-year seed grants of $50,000 per year.
Please visit the Vasculitis Foundation website for further details.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Deadline: June 15, 2015
The College of Health Disciplines is pleased to announce this year’s awards competition to acknowledge outstanding students, educators and health professionals that exemplify interprofessional health, education and practice. Please assist the College by bringing these scholarships and awards to the attention of your students, colleagues and community partners in health, and kindly post/distribute the attached posters within your units.
Student Scholarships – 2015 Call for Applications
Open to current UBC students in any health or human services degree program who will be entering their final year of study in September 2015.
- John H. V. Gilbert Interprofessional Scholarship
- Professor Jessie Gordon MacCarthy Memorial Scholarship
Application deadline: June 15, 2015.
Interprofessional Awards – 2015 Call for Nominations
Open to teams and/or individuals who exemplify excellence in interprofessional collaboration in health care. Nominees may be health professionals or educators, and may be from or outside UBC.
- John F. McCreary Prize for Interprofessional Teamwork
- Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education Teaching
- Award for Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Interprofessional Professional Development
- Practice Education Team Award
Nomination deadline: June 15, 2015.
Full details and application/nomination forms are available on the College’s website at http://www.chd.ubc.ca/about/awards-and-scholarships/.
Nomination Deadline: September 15, 2015
Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science is awarded to those whose body of research exhibits outstanding achievement in medical science as demonstrated by works of lasting significance. This biennial prize of $200,000 is one of the four Nemmers Prizes administered by Northwestern University. They are made possible by a generous endowment from Erwin and Frederic Nemmers. The Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize was founded in honor of their mother.
For further information, please visit the Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize website at http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nemmers/.
Date & Time: June 9, 2015; 9:30-10:30am
Location: Biomedical Research Centre, 2222 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Pam Ohashi, PhD, FRSC
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Canada Research Chair in Autoimmunity and Tumour Immunity
Professor, Department of Immunology
Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Hosted by Dr. Kelly McNagny Kelly@brc.ubc.ca
Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Von Willebrand factor in health and disease: an unfolding story
Date & Time: June 10, 2015; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Deborah Griswold
Hematopathologist, St. Paul’s Hospital
Von Willebrand factor (VWF) is a large multimeric protein that plays a key role in hemostasis. Deficiency or abnormalities of von Willebrand factor cause von Willebrand disease (VWD), the most common congenital bleeding disorder, with an estimated prevalence of up to 1% of the population. Recent studies have led to an improved understanding of the synthesis, release, proteolysis and cleavage of VWF as well as the genetic abnormalities in the different types of VWD. This talk will provide an overview of the structure and function of VWF and how new knowledge is shaping the laboratory approach to investigation of this common bleeding disorder.
Date: See below
Location: See below
Part 1 (Required Workshop)
Date & Time: June 15; 6-9pm
Location: In-person (Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria) or by videoconference across Vancouver Island
Part 2 (Optional Follow-Up Session)
Date & Time: choice of Aug 13 or Sep 10; 6-7pm
Target audience: Family physicians (free to attend) & MOAs ($60 honorarium provided). We also welcome specialists, allied health professionals, residents & students.
Up to 4.0 Mainpro-C/ MOC Section 1 credits
These two-part interactive sessions will cover new guidelines for routine HIV testing, how to implement the recommendations, and what to do following a positive result
Please contact email@example.com for further details.
UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy – Visiting Scholar Presentation with Dr. Atiya Mahmood
Date & Time: June 25, 2015; 2:30-4pm
Location: Lab 3, 3rd floor, UBC Hospital, Koerner Pavilion, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is delighted to host Dr. Atiya Mahmood (Associate Professor, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University) who will present on her research on mobility, aging and the built environment. The title of her presentation is “Mobility, Aging and Built Environment: Participatory Research on Neighbourhood Walkability with Photovoice and Environmental Audits”
Please email Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
For more information, please see this.
Date & Time: June 29, 2015; 1-3pm
Location: Room 102, Michael Smith Laboratories, 2185 East Mall, Vancouver
SPARC is hosting an information session for UBC researchers who are interested in applying to the NSERC Discovery Grants (DG) Program. Join us as we review the Notification of Intent, create an NSERC Canadian Common CV, and discuss the Review Criteria and Evaluation Groups for the program. Information about SPARC’s DG support and services will also be presented.
The information session is scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015, from 1:00-3:00pm
Registration for this workshop is required. Please visit the SPARC announcement webpage to register.
Please note that the Notification of Intent (NOI) for the DG competition is mandatory. NSERC’s NOI deadline is Monday, August 3. The full DG application is November 1st.
If you have any questions about this workshop or the 2015 Discovery Grant competition, please contact Alexander Unterberger at email@example.com.