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The Harrington Discovery Institute, a US-based nonprofit organization that works to accelerate preclinical academic research for new medicines, has recently expanded its services and opportunities to Canadian researchers. An overview of the HDI is available here (PDF). NEW
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.
Harrington Discovery Institute/Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation: ADDF-Harrington Scholar Description: Focusing on the prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer’s Disease, provides funding and drug development support to help bridge the gap between basic discovery and the clinical realm. Amount: $600,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Apr 12 (LOI)
Michael J. Fox Foundation: Imaging Biomarkers to Track Disease Progression and Therapeutic Efficacy Description: Supports research with the potential to develop robust and precise imaging markers and modalities that could be used to track Parkinson’s disease progression and therapeutic efficacy in disease-modifying trials. Amount: Up to 3 years Duration: Up to $750,000 Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Apr 19 (Pre-proposals)
Michael J. Fox Foundation: Biology of Astrocytes in Parkinson’s Disease Description: Supports researchers addressing current gaps in our knowledge of the role of astrocytes in Parkinson’s disease pathology and the potential for astrocyte-focused therapeutics. Amount: Up to $150,000 Duration: 12-18 months Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Apr 19 (Pre-proposals)
Michael J. Fox Foundation: Assay Development and Validation for Alpha-Synuclein Description: Supports research focused on the development, optimization, and validation of assays using any available technology/platform, including non-ELISA-based approaches. Amount: Up to $200,000 Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Apr 19 (Pre-proposals)
Prostate Cancer Foundation: PCF Challenge Awards Description: Supports teams of at least three investigators conducting large-scale research projects focused on metastatic, lethal prostate cancer. Amount: Up to $1M Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Apr 22
Harrington Discovery Institute: Scholar-Innovator Description: Focusing on disease agnostic, provides research and drug development support to help bridge the gap between basic discovery and the clinical realm. Amount: Up to $700,000 Duration: See website Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: May 3
Call for Nominations
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame: Laureate
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: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute – PITCH Seminar Series – NEW Description: Featuring two presentations, one by Heather Denroche, Postdoctoral Fellow from Verchere lab, presenting “Pattern recognition receptors in islet inflammation and diabetes”, and Cynthia Ye, PhD candidate from Wasserman lab, presenting “Towards the identification of causal genes and contributing molecular processes underlying strabismus” Date & Time: Apr 4; 9am Location: Rm 2108, BCCHRI, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver
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).