In this week’s issue:
- CIHR Doctoral Research Award Faculty of Medicine internal signature deadline is September 23rd, 2015. Full details are available at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/GrantApplications/CIHR/Pages/CIHR-Doctoral-Research-Award.aspx (final reminder).
- Simons Foundation – Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (final reminder)
- Canada Foundation for Innovation – Major Science Initiatives (MSI) 2017-2022 Competition Draft Call for Proposals
- Melanoma Research Alliance – Special Opportunity Awards
- UBC Faculty of Medicine – Galloway Leukemia Research Seed Funding
Awards and Honours:
- 2016 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award (final reminder)
- UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Dr. Josie Visentini: Highlights of a Scientific Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry
- UBC Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation – Developing a Program of Research, A Seminar with Dr. Deborah Cook
- UBC Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation – C2E2 Annual Lecture 2015
- Gairdner Symposium (reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Ophthalmology Update: Knowledge and Skills Seminar for Emergency Physicians (reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – But I Don’t Have Any Gay Patients! Care for Men Who Have Sex with Men (Workshop & Webinar)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – 17th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference (2016) (reminder)
Intent to Apply Deadline: October 5, 2015
UBC Internal Application Deadline: October 26, 2015
Funding Agency Deadline: October 28, 2015
The Simons Foundation will accept up to two nominations per university in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems program. The aim of this program is to support the most active and creative junior researchers during the years when they are developing into and serving as the intellectual leaders of the field. Our intent is to identify exceptional scientists making major contributions to their field and to provide them with resources to undertake new and creative investigations. MMLS Investigators must be within five years of their first faculty appointment at the time of nomination and are typically untenured faculty.
For further information regarding the MMLS program, please visit the Simons Foundation website.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Bryan Wong (email@example.com) by October 5, 2015. Bryan will then provide nomination instructions.
Canada Foundation for Innovation – Major Science Initiatives (MSI) 2017-2022 Competition Draft Call for Proposals
Expression of Interest Internal Deadline: October 8, 2015
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has recently released a draft call for proposals for the next installment of the Major Science Initiatives (MSI) competition for operations and maintenance funding for national research centres from 2017 to 2022. This call is not finalized, but CFI has requested that expressions of interest be submitted prior to the release of the final call.
For your information, the following 3 files are attached to this message:
- MSI Expression of Interest Template
- MSI 2017-2022 Draft Call for Proposals
- Message from the UBC Institutional Programs Office, including additional important information regarding this call.
If there are any questions or concerns about this competition, or if you would like any further information, please feel free to contact Leonard Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sharon Wu (Sharon.email@example.com), or Vicki Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
LOI Deadline: October 12, 2015
Application Deadline: January 8, 2016 (by invitation)
The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) has recently announced its Second Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2015-2016 cycle, which is focused on the following Special Opportunity Awards:
- Saban Family Foundation-MRA Team Science Awards (for Israel-led teams)
- L’Oréal Paris-MRA Team Science Award for Women in Scientific Research
- Uveal Melanoma Team Science Award
- Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer-MRA Young Investigator Award
Please visit the MRA website to review the request for proposals, including additional information about these awards
Deadline: November 16, 2015; 4pm
The Bertrand and Neila Galloway Fund for Research in Leukemia provides seed funding of up to $10,000 for one year to support research into the causes and cure for Leukemia. Applicants must be in their first five years of full-time faculty appointment as Assistant Professor and higher, or a Clinical faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor and higher in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. Previous awardees of the Galloway Leukemia Research Seed Funding and applicants who have received $200,000 or more in start up or other grant funding from other sources are ineligible.
For the application form and further information please visit our website at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/DeadlinesAndFunding/FundingOpportunities/Pages/Galloway-Leukemia-Research-Seed-Funding.aspx.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2015
We invite nominations for the 2016 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award (deadline October 1, 2015), am annual award of $100,000 CDN given to an established scientist who has demonstrated outstanding national leadership in medicine and medical science in Canada. Normally, the scientist should have a high level sustained research career in a biomedical discipline. The award is given for:
- accomplishment and leadership in a specific field of biomedical sciences (basic, clinical, population health) in Canada and/or original and sustained contributions to that field at an internationally recognized level.
- institutional academic and scientific leadership in Canada leading to the establishment and development of biomedical research in Canada and internationally.
The evaluation of the contributions of the Nominee(s) depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete, and with independent supporting letters from several institutions reflecting the Nominee’s accomplishments.
The recipient will be formally announced on March 23, 2016 and presented at the awards dinner on October 27, 2016 in Toronto.
Please visit the Gairnder website for further details about the nomination process.
UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Dr. Josie Visentini: Highlights of a Scientific Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Date & Time: September 23, 2015; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Josie Visentini
Medical Advisor for Hematology at Pfizer Canada
During this presentation, Dr. Visentini will share the highlights of her scientific career in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years. Her pharmaceutical experience includes Global Research Laboratory and Medical Affairs roles in a variety of therapeutic areas. Topics covered in this presentation will include descriptions of drug discovery and drug development processes as well as post‐marketing medical brand support in a rapidly changing healthcare system. Furthermore, she will present some of her more recent projects as the Medical Advisor for the Hemophilia portfolio at Pfizer. These projects will include (1) evolution of a basic science model to better understand emerging clinical data, (2) utilization of a new tool to enhance clinical management of hemophilia patients and (3) stimulation of new research collaborations through partnership with the hemophilia community. Finally, Dr. Visentini will share her observations on the competencies required for a successful scientific career in the pharmaceutical industry.
New: Live Online Seminar Viewing: http://tinyurl.com/cbrseminaronline
Date & Time: September 30, 2015; 9-11am
Location: Room 9299, Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel Street, Avenue, Vancouver
On September 30th Dr. Deborah Cook will be in Vancouver to deliver C2E2’s Annual Lecture. Dr. Cook is a clinical epidemiologist with a stellar track record in critical care research.
You are invited to attend a small, interactive session with Dr. Cook. During this session, Dr. Cook will be speaking about how to develop a program of research. Details can be found below.
Dr. Cook practices critical care medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. At McMaster University, she is Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Academic Chair of Critical Care Medicine. She was awarded the Order of Canada in 2014 for “her contributions to the improvement of global intensive care unit procedures, and for her leadership in the creation of a national network for critical care research”. You may read her full bio here: http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/ceb/faculty_member_cook-d.htm
Space is limited, so please RVSP at http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/c2e2-presents-developing-a-program-of-research-with-dr-deborah-cook-registration-17701373284.
Date & Time: September 30, 2015; 3-4:30pm
Location: VGH Paetzold Lecture Theatre, 899 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Our Annual Lecture series is a very special event for the Centre; and one that provides the opportunity for us to celebrate engagement with our stakeholder communities and health sector colleagues from across the region and province. We are delighted that Dr. Deborah Cook will be our speaker. The title of the lecture is “A Tale of Knowledge Translation in the ICU”.
In this presentation Dr. Cook will share her experience in the high-stakes field of critical care, recounting the PROTECT (Prophylaxis for Thromboembolism in Critical Care Trial) study journey: undertaking a large multinational clinical trial, publication in the New England Journal of Medicine, and then the challenge of changing clinical practice.
Space is limited, so please RVSP at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/c2e2-annual-lecture-2015-registration-17446952304.
Date & Time: October 26, 2015; 4-6pm
Location: Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
This free public lecture will feature:
- Yoshinori Ohsumi DSc
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2015
“for pioneering the molecular elucidation of autophagy, an essential intracellular, degradation system and when disordered, is linked to many diseases including neurodegeneration, cancer, and infection”
Honorary Prof, Dept. of Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Presentation Title: Lessons from Yeast – Intracellular recycling system, autophagy
For information about Dr. Ohsumi: http://www.gairdner.org/content/yoshinori-ohsumi
- Michael N. Hall PhD
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2015
“for his discovery of the nutrient activated protein kinase TOR and elucidation of its central control of cell growth, critical to development and aging and widely implicated in cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular and immune diseases”
Professor, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Presentation Title: TBD
To learn more about Dr. Hall: http://www.gairdner.org/content/michael-n-hall
Please see Vancouver Gairdner Symposium website for more information.
Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.
For questions or more information please contact Seetha at email@example.com
Date: November 21, 2015
Location: St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver BC
Target audience: Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Residents & Students
Accreditation: Up to 6.5 Mainpro M1/MOC Section 1 Credits
A new, one day course designed for Emergency Physicians to review and improve skills and use of equipment in managing emergent ophthalmic cases. Lots of time to practice with models and equipment!
UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – But I Don’t Have Any Gay Patients! Care for Men Who Have Sex with Men (Workshop & Webinar)
Date & Time: See below
Location: See below
Target audience: Family physicians in Vancouver Coastal Health
Date: November 26, 2015 | 6pm-9pm
Location: Arbutus Club, Vancouver
Up to 3.0 Mainpro-C
Highlights: For FPs who are inexperienced working with MSM patients and want to improve their care of this population. Practical skills and opportunities for practice change are included.
Topics: Common health issues experienced by MSM, epidemiology, communication skills (including talking about sex and taking a sexual history), how to make the clinic a welcoming and inclusive environment, STI screening requirements, mental health and substance use, aging, & HIV prevention.
Target audience: Family physicians
Date: October 27, 2015 | 6pm-7pm
Location: Online webinar
Up to 1.0 Mainpro-M1
Topics: Overview of epidemiology, social context and history, and case study including information on STI screening, mental health and substance use, aging, and HIV prevention.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Date: June 16-18, 2016
Location: The Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna
Target audiences: Interprofessional/intersectoral teams, family physicians and other primary care providers, mental health care providers, psychiatrists and psychologists, administrators and policy makers, other health disciplines working with primary care and/or community care, people with lived experience and family members, educators and their students, and researchers.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN!
Visit this website to start the submission process: https://www.xcdsystem.com/CCMH2016
- Call closes on Thu Jan 14, 2016 at 4:30 PM (PST)
- Notifications will be sent by the end of February 2016