In this week’s issue:
- CIHR New Investigator Award Faculty of Medicine internal signature deadline is November 23rd, 2015. Full details are available at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/GrantApplications/CIHR/Pages/CIHR-New-Investigator.aspx (final reminder).
- US National Institute on Drug Abuse & Partners – Canada Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship (final reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Education Research Grants for Residents
- Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – Major Competition Information Sessions
- UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Speaker Series – Top Down vs Community-Driven: Indigenous Health Policy in Canada
- UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Dr. Jurgen Kast: Lysophosphatidic acid as a platelet agonist in atherosclerosis
- UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Visiting Scholar Presentation – Dr. Rachel Thibeault: Going against the flow: Low-cost, accessible strategies for building resilience (final reminder)
- BC Knowledge Development Fund – Info Session Webinars
- CIHR Training Program in Transplantation – 19th Annual Transplantation Research Day
Deadline: December 4, 2015
The Canada Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship is a US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded research training fellowship in partnership with St. Paul’s Hospital, the University of British Columbia, and the Urban Health Research Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. This fellowship will train addiction medicine physicians to develop the skills required for a career in addiction research. This new research training program provides $50,000 research fellowships for physicians who are involved in the care of alcohol- and drug-addicted patients. This part-time, one-year curriculum runs from July 1st to June 30th annually. Four positions are available for competitive candidates.
For additional details, please visit the website at http://addictionmedicinefellowship.org/research-fellowship/the-program/.
Deadline: April 25, 2016; 4pm PDT
All UBC Faculty of Medicine residents conducting and presenting research in the area of continuing professional development/continuing medical education are invited to apply for two available grants ($500 each):
- Specialty practice
- Family practice
The purpose of the grant is to:
- Support the educational research of UBC residents in Specialty and Family Practice programs.
- Recognize original continuing education research by postgraduate trainees.
- Raise awareness and interest in the field of continuing medical educational/continuing professional development (CME/CPD) research.
For more information, please visit http://ubccpd.ca/grants.
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – Major Competition Information Sessions
Date & Time: See below
Location: See below
The CFI Major Competition information sessions are quickly approaching. If you are interested in attending any of the upcoming sessions in Vancouver, please RSVP to email@example.com if you haven’t already.
Remaining sessions include:
- 23, 11:00 am – Room 2263, Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel St, Vancouver
- 26, 2:00 pm – Michael Smith Laboratories lecture theatre, 2185 East Mall, Vancouver
Date & Time: November 25, 2015; 9am-12noon
Location: Franklin Lew Forum, Allard School of Law, 1822 East Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Shannon Waters and Dr. Pierre-Gerlier (PG) Forest will share their extensive experience with the development and implementation of Indigenous health policy in Canada. Presenters will discuss the roles of traditional knowledge, politics, community-driven approaches and research & surveillance in the development of Indigenous health programming and Indigenous health policy at federal and provincial levels. As Indigenous peoples reclaim their health, and with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care (the Romanow Report), the presenters will discuss the complexities that arise when efforts are made to incorporate multiple voices in the creation of Indigenous health policy from the grassroots level.
Please register to attend here.
UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Dr. Jurgen Kast: Lysophosphatidic acid as a platelet agonist in atherosclerosis
Date & Time: November 25, 2015; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Jurgen Kast
Department of Chemistry
In various cardiovascular diseases, rupture of atherosclerotic plaques leads to life‐threatening events due to subsequent thrombus formation. In addition to collagen and tissue factor, plaques contain a large variety of lipid species. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), a bioactive phospholipid, has been found to accumulate in plaques. LPA activates platelets in a subset of individuals, yet the underlying molecular mechanism and its relevance to atherosclerosis remain unclear. To address this issue, we decided to compare LPA to other platelet agonists regarding their impact on platelets and beyond. For this, we developed novel quantitative proteomics approaches that identify changes in small GTPase activation, protein secretion, glycoprotein expression, and cysteine oxidation, but also employed molecular and cellular assays as well as inhibitor studies. We found LPA to be a bona fide platelet agonist that shares some characteristics with other agonists, but also has unique features. Moreover, we gained new insights into platelets’ involvement in plaque development via the activation of monocytes, the role of P‐selectin and platelet‐monocyte aggregates in this process, and the interplay between LPA and other plaque factors..
New: Live Online Seminar Viewing: http://tinyurl.com/cbrseminaronline
UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Visiting Scholar Presentation – Dr. Rachel Thibeault: Going against the flow: Low-cost, accessible strategies for building resilience
Date & Time: November 25, 2015; 12-1:30pm
Location: Room 1002, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
The presentation will cover the most recent research on resilience from the fields of psychology, neuroscience and occupational therapy. Through real‐life stories of individuals who have demonstrated remarkable resilience, it will explore low‐cost, accessible and user‐friendly strategies for resilience and well‐being easily applicable in daily life.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Please see attachment for bio.
BC Knowledge Development Fund – Info Session Webinars
Date & Time: November 26, 2015; 2-2:30pm or December 1, 2015; 11-11:30am
The BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) is the Province’s primary capital investment in support of research infrastructure in British Columbia. The BCKDF provides funding for public post-secondary institutions, research hospitals, and affiliated non-profit agencies.
We are pleased to announce a new and improved communication plan for the BCKDF, and would like to invite you to join one of our BCKDF Info Session Webinars.
These Webinars will provide an overview of the BCKDF and its priorities, and an opportunity to ask related questions.
All those with interest in the BCKDF at BC’s public post-secondary institutions and research hospitals are welcome to join the Webinar. Please forward this invitation to any researchers or other individuals that may be interested to learn more about the BCKDF.
Please RSVP by Monday, 23 November, 2015, to Tammi.Carter@gov.bc.ca, with the names and e-mail addresses of the individuals who wish to join the Webinar, specifying one of the following dates:
- Thursday, 26 November, 2015, 2-2.30pm
- Tuesday, 1 December, 2015, 11-11.30am
Please contact Tammy Carter (email@example.com) with any questions you may have.
Date & Time: December 7, 2015; 8:30 onwards
Location: Paetzold Auditorium, Vancouver General Hospital, 855 W. 12th Ave, Vancouver
- When altruism goes awry: Living Kidney Donors who Develop End Stage Renal Disease
Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD
Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Ethics
Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Chicago
- New era of transplantation: Organ scaffolds and 3D bio-printing
Claudia Chavez-Munoz, MD, PhD
UBC Department of Urologic Sciences
Attendance is free, but please register so that lunch can be ordered accordingly at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TxDay2015
Live webcast available at http://tinyurl.com/TransplantResearch2015
Please see attached poster for further details.