A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure: LOIs for PLGA Tumor Research Description: Supports basic and translational projects that can advance understanding of the underlying biology of the development and treatment of PLGA tumors. Amount: Up to $500,000 Duration: Up to 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: ongoing
American Pain Society: Rita Allen Award Description: Supports research projects directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness. Amount: $50,000 per year Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Junior faculty Deadline: Dec 17
American Head and Neck Society: Pilot Program Grants Description: Supports basic, translational, or clinical research projects in head and neck oncology. Amount: $10,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Medical student, resident, Postdoc, or Faculty (Associate Professor or below) Deadline: Dec 17 (LOI)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Osteoarthritis Basic Science Research Grant Description: Supports either a clinical research study or a lab/basic science project in the areas of early osteoarthritis and/or the prevention of OA progression. Amount: $50,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jan 1, 2019
AGE-WELL: Core Research Program Description: AGE-WELL is Canada’s Technology and Aging Network. This opportunity is designed to identify the next wave of technology-based solutions that will support healthy aging and address real-life challenges. Amount: Up to $200,000 per year Duration: 3-5 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Jan 4
Call for Nominations
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Distinguished Researcher Award
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. Neale Ridgway, Professor, Dalhousie University, presents “Regulation of lipid homeostasis by a nuclear-localized phosphatidycholine biosynthetic enzyme“. Date & Time: Nov 14, 12-1pm Location: LSC3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: 2018 Canada Gairdner Public Lecture Series – NEW Description: Join us for a public lecture and interactive exhibitor display showcasing the best of the life sciences industry in British Columbia. Speakers Dr. Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation, and Chief of Research Emeritus, SickKids Research Institute, and Dr. Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine, will be presenting “Precision Medicine – How science is changing the future of healthcare“. Date & Time: Nov 14, 6-8pm Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science, 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
Event: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute PITCH Seminar Series – NEW Description: “Development of neonatal immune system in premature infant“, presented by Elizabeth Marchant, PhD candidate from the Lavoie lab, and “Neutrophil priming: Implication in autoinflammatory diseases“, presented by Iwona Niemietz, PhD candidate from the Brown lab. Date & Time: Nov 15, 9am Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver
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: 2018 Margolese Heart Disorders Prize Lecture 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 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: Nov 28, 7:15am-6:30pm Location: UBC Robson Square Theatre, 800 Robson St., Vancouver Register:RSVP by Nov 16
Event: 2018 Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize Lecture – NEW Description: This is annual lecture will feature the 2018 Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize recipient Dr. Martin Gleave’s lecture, entitled “Telling Tales of Precision Oncology, ” as part of the Vancouver Prostate Centre Friday Terry Fox Seminar Series. Date & Time: Dec 7, 9:30-11am Location: Paetzold Auditorium, Jim Pattison Pavilion, VGH, 899 West 12th Ave., Vancouver
Event: UBC SPARC Office – MSFHR Scholar Open House 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