UBC SPARC is offering criteria and editorial reviews of MSFHR I2C applications on a first come first serve basis. Please see SPARC website for details.
UBC Faculty of Medicine: Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship Description: Supports MD or PhD graduates in Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, or associated disciplines carrying out research on the biochemical or genetic aspects of intellectual developmental disorders or other neurological disorders. Amount: $20,400 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Postdocs Deadline: Mar 29
Muscular Dystrophy Association: Clinical Research Program Description: Supports researchers focused on the understanding and treatment of neuromuscular disease, including natural history studies, clinical biomarker studies, outcome measure studies, non-interventional clinical research studies, and clinical trials of existing, approved, or repurposed drugs or non-drug interventions. Amount: See website Duration: Up to 3 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Apr 1 (LOI)
Angelman Syndrome Foundation: Proposals for Research Projects Description: Supports pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research projects that investigate any or all aspects of Angelman syndrome. Amount: $100,000 per year Duration: Up to 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Apr 15
Health Effects Institute: Rosenblith New Investigator Award Description: Supports investigators at an early point in their careers undertaking research on the health effects of air pollution. Amount: $450,000 Duration: 3 years Eligibility: Junior faculty Deadline: Apr 15 (Pre-application)
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials Description: Funding to increase the number of innovative treatments tested in humans for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Amount: Up to $5 million Duration: Varies Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Apr 19 (LOI)
Call for Nominations
McGill University: Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases
The Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases is designed to honor outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases. This prestigious award is accompanied by a monetary award of $70,000 CAD. | Nomination deadline: Mar 22
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame: Laureate – NEW
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame laureate nominees are Canadian citizens who are role models for Canadians for their work in furthering health in Canada and the world or are nominated for an achievement developed significantly during a period of residency in Canada. They are living or posthumous and their outstanding contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. | Nomination deadline: Jun 10
Event: UBC Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – NEW Description: Seminar by Dr. Yajaira Suarez, Associate Professor, Yale University, entitled “Macrophage miR-21, Yin Yang in Cancer and Atherosclerosis“. Date & Time: Mar 20, 12-1pm Location: LSC3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: UBC SPARC Office – MSFHR Health Professional Investigator (HP-I) Open House Description: SPARC will be offering three open house sessions for HP-I applicants. 1:1 consultations will be available in 15-minute timeslots on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates & Times: Mar 20 and 21; 1-4pm Location: UBC Vancouver or VGH Diamond Health Care Centre Register: Registration details available here
Event: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute – PITCH Seminar Series – NEW Description: Featuring two presentations, one by Dr. Michael Lizardo, Staff Scientist from Sorensen lab, presenting “Therapeutic Strategies Targeting mRNA Translation Regulation in Metastatic Osteosarcoma”, and Dr. Ali Farrokhi, Postdoctoral Fellow from Reid lab, presenting “Understanding Immune Response to Allogeneic Fibroblasts Transplantation: Can We Stop Alloimmune Rejection?” Date & Time: Mar 21; 9am Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver
Event: UBC Centre for Blood Research – 8th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium Description: Highlights for this full-day symposium include keynote presentations on the topics of red blood cell biology, patient blood management, new developments in platelet products, the appropriate use of blood and blood products and cellular therapies. Date & Time: Apr 3; 7:15am-6:30pm Location: UBC Robston Square Theatre, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver Register: Register here. Note: Call for abstracts; deadline for submissions is Mar 18
Event: UBC VP Research & Innovation – Friesen Prize Lecture Description: Lecture presented by Dr. David Naylor, Emeritus President, University of Toronto, and recipient of the 2018 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research, entitled “The long road to precision healthcare – with a short detour into AI“. Date & Time: Apr 9; 4-5pm; reception to follow Location: Jack Poole Hall, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard, Vancouver Register: Please RSVP at https://research.ubc.ca/davidnaylor
Event: UBC Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences – 15th D. Harold Copp Lecture Description: Lecture presented by Dr. Gökhan S. Hotamişligil, MD, PhD, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, entitled “Metabolic biology of the endoplasmic reticulum in health and disease“. Date & Time: Apr 16; 4pm Location: LSC2, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
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.
PoRR is a repository of patient-oriented research (POR) projects with the aim of connecting interested undergraduate students with ongoing projects at UBC. If you are a PI looking for a suitable undergraduate trainee to work on your POR project, or if you are a trainee interested in gaining experience on a research project where patient engagement has been prioritized, please visit porr.med.ubc.ca for more information.
This annual event is designed to showcase the diverse and innovative research work of Faculty of Medicine research trainees and recent senior faculty prize awardees, as well as to provide a venue for the building of new connections and collaborations throughout the Faculty and at all levels. We are currently accepting applications from all Faculty of Medicine research trainees that would like to be considered for an oral presentation (deadline March 20 ) or a poster presentation (deadline April 25, or once all spots have been filled).