UBC Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) and Institutional Programs Office (IPO) have launched a special open competition for UBC faculty (both attraction and retention candidates) interested in applying for the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Please visit the VPRI website for further details. The completion of a NOI form by November 12 is required.
BC Ministry of Health has released its 2018/19 research priorities. Ministry Research Priorities Request for Qualification (RFQ) is an essential first step and is open until November 15.
UBC VP Research and Innovation: Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Description: Targeted at catalyzing research initiatives at UBC. Funding is to be used strategically by recipients to attract further opportunities for cluster development Amount: $100,000 to 200,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Nov 12 (full application)
Arthroscopy Association: Research Grant Program Description: Supports clinical or basic science research projects in the field of arthroscopic surgery or disorders amenable to arthroscopic treatment. Amount: $25,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Any Deadline: Dec 4
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Preterm Birth Initiative Description: Supports research to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth. Amount: $500,000 Duration: 4 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 4
American Liver Foundation: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award Description: supports investigational work related to liver physiology and disease in order to prepare the recipient for a career in independent research. Amount: $12,500 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Postdoc Deadline: Dec 14
American Liver Foundation: Liver Scholar Award Description: Provides early career scientists with support for their research to bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist. Amount: $225,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Junior Faculty Deadline: Dec 14
Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test: Innovative Testing Research Description: Supports pilot research projects focused on improving the detection of early-stage breast cancer. Amount: Up to $40,000 Duration: Up to 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Dec 15
Call for Nominations
Warren Alpert Foundation: Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, in association with Harvard Medical School, recognizes and honors one or more scientists, physicians and researchers whose scientific achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of or ability to treat disease. The value of the prize is U.S. $500,000 (to be split equally if more than one recipient is selected), a citation and plaque. | Nomination Deadline: Nov 2
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Distinguished Researcher Award – NEW
The Faculty of Medicine recognizes our outstanding researchers with this award. Candidates are nominated by fellow faculty members on the basis of a distinguished research career, recognition in the research community, contributions to student educational growth, and commitment to equity and diversity over the past year. One award will recognize outstanding basic science research in the areas of health and life sciences, and another award will recognize outstanding clinical or applied research to improve health outcomes of populations. | Nomination Deadline: Nov 21
MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research: Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience
The prize consists of a $150,000 award plus an inscribed gift, and is designed to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals affiliated with universities, hospitals, medicals schools, or research institutes who have a background in neuroscience. Self-nominations will not be considered. | Nomination Deadline: Dec 15
Event: Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – NEW Description: Seminar by Dr. Pamela Hoodless, Professor, UBC Medical Genetics, presents “Coordination of epigenetic and transcriptional networks in liver development“. Date & Time: Oct 31, 12-1pm Location: LSC3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute PITCH Seminar Series – NEW Description: “From clinical observation(s) to inflammasome activation in a new disease entity“, presented by Dr. Lovro Lamot, MD Postdoctoral Fellow student from the Brown lab, and “Adhesion, migration and invasion properties of alpha-6 integrin isoforms revealed with cell models for breast cancer“, presented by Vicky Ling Li, PhD candidate from the Lim lab. Date & Time: Nov 1, 9am Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver
Event: UBC Department of Medicine and Experimental Medicine Program – 2018 Medicine Research Expo – NEW Description: Brought to you by the UBC Department of Medicine and the Experimental Medicine Program, this event is a great opportunity to celebrate the groundbreaking work of our faculty and trainees, network, and explore collaborative opportunities. Features presentation from invited guest, Dr. Lori Brotto, keynote lectures by Dr. Judy Illes and Dr. Chris Ryerson, and highlighted speakers Dr. Andrew Krahn, Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginnis, and Dr. John Staples. Date & Time: Nov 7, 11:30am-6:30pm Location: Paetzold Health Education Centre, VGH, 899 West 12th Ave., Vancouver Register: Register here (closes Nov 5)
Event: UBC Centre for Blood Research – 2018 Earl W. Davie Symposium Description: This full day symposium is not be missed for those who are interested in staying abreast of cutting edge advances in the broad field of bleeding and thrombosis, in sharing new knowledge, in meeting colleagues and international leaders in the field, and in understanding the urgent needs of patients and families suffering from related disorders! Date: Nov 15 Location: Segal Building, 500 Granville St., Vancouver Register: Register here for free
Event: Vancouver Diabetes Research Day – NEW Description: This exciting annual scientific day event will enable diabetes research faculty and trainees from across British Columbia to network, collaborate, and most importantly, present their work. We are proud to announce two keynote speakers for this year:
Carla Greenbaum, MD Director, Diabetes Research program, Director Clinical Research Center, Benaroya Research Institute: “Disease Modifying Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes”
Michael German, MD Professor, Clinical Director & Associate Director Justine K Schreyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research, University of California San Francisco Diabetes Center: “Beta-Cell Generation, Regeneration & Degeneration”
Date & Time: Nov 6, 9am-5pm Location: Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver Register: Register here (closes Nov 2)
Event: 2018 Margolese Heart Disorders Prize Lecture – NEW Description: This annual lecture will feature the 2018 Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize co-recipients Dr. Bruce McManus’s lecture, entitled “Heart and Vessels – Luxuries of Curiosity, Research, and Learning,” and Dr. Andrew Krahn’s lecture, entitled “Research Improves Clinical Care: The Margolese Hypothesis. ” This lecture is hosted by the UBC Division of Cardiology Grand Rounds, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, and Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Date & Time: Nov 15, 7:30-9am Location 1: Paetzold Auditorium, Jim Pattison Pavilion, VGH, 899 West 12th Ave., Vancouver Location 2: Cullen Family Lecture Theatre, St. Paul’s Hospital, 1400-1081 Burrard St., Vancouver
Event: UBC Centre for Health Education Scholarship – Master Class on Writing Research for Publication Description: Enhance your scholarly writing by attending this intensive, 3-day writing course, developed by Dr. Lorelei Lingard (lead author of The Writer’s Craft open access series for medical education researchers). This course is being offered for the first time in Western Canada by Dr. Lingard’s faculty team and will provide you with a unique opportunity to step away from day-to-day distractions and focus on your scholarly writing. Date: Nov 20-22 Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd., Vancouver Register: Register here
Event: Celebratory Symposium for the 10th Anniversary of the PROOF Centre of Excellence – NEW Description: In recognition of PROOF’s 10th Anniversary, the day is full, but it is intended to be a fun, forward-looking learning event where friends and associates of the Centre can interact and share the latest in biomarker sciences and applications. Date & Time: 7:15am-6:30pm, Nov 28 Location: UBC Robson Square Theatre, 800 Robson St., Vancouver Register:RSVP by Nov 16
Event: UBC SPARC Office – MSFHR Scholar Open House – NEW Description: SPARC will be offering three open house sessions for Scholar applicants. 1:1 consultations will be available in 15-minute timeslots on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates & Times: Dec 11, 1-4pm; Jan 9, 10am-12pm; Jan 10, 1-4pm Location: UBC Vancouver or VGH Diamond Health Care Centre Register: Registration details available here
This new program is designed to encourage and facilitate Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellows in transitioning to professional positions in teaching, research, business, or clinical settings through self-directed formalized training and career development activities. Additionally, the program will provide semi-annual social networking events for Postdoctoral Fellows to meet with and get to know their colleagues working in other research sites throughout UBC.
The BRC-Sequencing Core is offering Faculty of Medicine members a 50% discount on pilot Single Cell 3’ RNA-Seq projects using the 10x Genomics Chromium Single Cell Controller and Illumina Sequencing.
This subsidy is provided by the FoM Strategic Investment Fund and is accessible only to FOM members. Supply of funding is limited. Subsidy will be distributed based on timing of contact, needs of pilot project, and demands of the community.
Total cost for Single Cell projects vary based on needs. For assistance designing and pricing of your scRNA-seq experiments, please contact us at BRCSeq@mail.ubc.ca