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DMCBH COVID-19 Series: A Spotlight on Dr. Adele Diamond

DMCBH COVID-19 Series: A Spotlight on Dr. Adele Diamond

  This week’s DMCBH COVID-19 series features UBC Psychiatry professor Dr. Adele Diamond, whose research in early childhood development focuses on the prefrontal cortex – the area of the brain that takes the longest to mature over a person’s lifetime. In the article, she emphasizes that stress brought on by COVID-19 can have lasting deleterious […]

A New Wellness Centre for Mental Health and Substance Use Now Open at Royal Columbian Hospital

A New Wellness Centre for Mental Health and Substance Use Now Open at Royal Columbian Hospital

  The new Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre at Royal Columbian Hospital opened its doors on July 13, 2020, and will expand Fraser Health’s clinical training capacity for UBC Psychiatry residents and medical students, as well as psychologists, nursing students, and other health professionals. In its first phase of operation, the Centre will […]

Physician Networking Lunches and Free Coffee on Wednesday for Physicians at UBC Hospital!

Physician Networking Lunches and Free Coffee on Wednesday for Physicians at UBC Hospital!

  The Vancouver Physician Staff Association is hosting the UBCH Physician Networking Lunches on the third Wednesday of each month at noon, and invites physicians on site to come out, catch up and connect with colleagues, and enjoy a catered lunch. The next UBCH Physician Networking Lunch will be held at 12-1pm on Wednesday August […]

Previous Recipients of the Kristin Sivertz Memorial Prize in Medicine

Listed below are third or fourth year medical students who, on recommendation by the Faculty of Medicine, were previously recognized for demonstrating development of the core competencies of an exceptional physician early in their medical training.   2019:   Rachel Houlton 2018:   Erin (Margaret) Sachs 2017:   Jordan Gibson 2016:   Roxanne Mitchell 2015:   Cory Weissman 2014:   Krista Schultz  

Previous Recipients of the Jay C. Cheng Memorial Prize

Listed below are fourth year medical students who, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine, were previously recognized for demonstrating academic excellence in psychiatry.   2019:   Joshua Koehn 2018:   Forson Chan 2017:   N/A 2016:   Jenny Chu 2015:   Joel Fox 2014:   Jennifer Rurak 2013:   N/A 2012:   N/A 2011:   Sheena Manning  

Previous Recipients of the Cynthia J. Horner Memorial Prize

Listed below are medical students who were previously recognized for excelling in psychiatry.   2019:   N/A 2018:   Christopher Lachowski 2017:   Christine Kennedy 2016:   Benjamin Sheppard 2015:   Roxanne Mitchell 2014:   Laura Haley 2013:   Krista Schultz 2012:   Ashley Jewett

Previous Recipients of the Andrew Neil McTaggart Memorial Prize in Psychiatry

Listed below are medical students who were previously recognized for their demonstrated interest and academic achievement in the study of child and adolescent psychiatry.   2019:   Sabine Lague 2018:   Shandel (Dawn) Riedlinger 2017:   Dianne Semeniuk 2016:   Jennifer Clune 2015:   Martha Balicki 2014:   Sara Chater 2013:   Krista Schultz 2012:   N/A 2011:   Margaret Wong  

Previous Recipients of the Annette E. Hacking Memorial Award in Medicine

Listed below are students who were previously recognized for their aptitude for and interest in a career in mental health.   2019:   Kirsten Bock 2018:   Luckshi Rajendran 2017:   Woongbi (Mary) Choi 2016:   Gurinder Singh Grewal 2015:   Rebecca Schonnop 2014:   David Sanders 2013:   Farrah Issa 2012:   N/A 2011:   Devina Wadhwa 2010:   Mohit Singh    

Previous Recipients of the Staff Service Award

Listed below are staff members in the CUPE 2950 Clerical Staff, Management & Professional (M & P), and Research Technician categories who were previously recognized for their outstanding service to the Department. 2019 Research Tech:   Mr. Caden Poh 2018 CUPE 2950:   Ms. Linda Chang M & P:   Ms. Nazlin Walji Research Tech:   Mr. Rolan Batallones […]

Previous Recipients of the Dr. Maria Corral Award

Listed below are residents who were previously recognized by Providence Health Care for demonstrating excellence in medical student teaching.   2020:  Dr. Marie-Michelle Tremblay 2019:   Dr. Benedict Darren 2018:   Dr. Lingsa Jia 2017:   Dr. Melissa Bota 2016:   Dr. Julie Davison 2015:   N/A 2014:   Dr. Mohit Singh 2013:   Dr. Priyanka Halli and Dr. Ataa Azarbar (Co-recipients) […]

Previous Recipients of the Dr. Robert Kitchen Memorial Award

Listed below are residents who were previously recognized by Providence Health Care for demonstrating excellence in consultation liaison psychiatry.   2020:   Dr. Kathryn Porter 2019:   Dr. Danny Lee 2018:   Dr. Rachel Rothbart 2017:   N/A 2016:   Dr. Julius Elefante 2015:   Dr. Petra Stephen 2014:   Dr. Rob Lacroix 2013:   Dr. Alan Bates 2012:   Dr. Alison Gregson 2011:   […]

Recipients of the Dr. Brian Morris Memorial Award

Listed below are residents who were previously recognized by Providence Health Care for displaying exemplary compassion and empathy combined with clinical excellence.   2020:   Dr. Melissa Bota 2019:   Dr. Paige Zhang 2018:   Dr. Melissa Bota 2017:   Dr. Julius Elefante 2016:   Dr. Evan Woldum 2015:   Dr. Pouya Rezazadeh-Azar 2014:   Dr. Sheila Kegel 2013:   Dr. Ilana Shawn […]

You Are Invited: Upcoming Virtual Workshop on “Coaching Cases Virtually for Clinical Reasoning”

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Acting PGE Program Director, and the UBC Office of Faculty Development & Educational Support**   Dear Department Faculty, You are invited to participate in an upcoming virtual workshop titled “Coaching Cases Virtually for Clinical Reasoning” to be offered on Wednesday July 29, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:15pm. […]

Dr. Steven Taylor’s Study on COVID Stress Syndrome Featured in Psychology Today

Dr. Steven Taylor’s Study on COVID Stress Syndrome Featured in Psychology Today

  A recent study on COVID Stress Syndrome (CSS) led by Dr. Steven Taylor has been featured in the latest issue of Psychology Today. This study looks at important correlations of CSS with demographics, depression, anxiety, and other factors, and is an extension of a previously published model of COVID Stress Syndrome (S. Taylor, C.A.Landry, […]

SAVE THE DATE: UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day on Thursday October 15, 2020

SAVE THE DATE: UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day on Thursday October 15, 2020

    Following the postponement of the originally-planned Research Day due to the disruptions of COVID-19, the Department is excited to announce that a Virtual Research Day will be held on Thursday October 15, 2020. Be sure to save the date in your calendars, and stay tuned for more information and details to come!

DMCBH: New Funding Opportunity For Graduate Students and Postdocs!

  On Wednesday July 15, DMCBH announced the launch of the DMCBH Endowment Awards, which will provide additional support to graduate students and postdocs. In order to be eligible, students and postdocs must be supervised by full DMCBH members, and students must also be part of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. You can find more […]

Staffing Update in the UBC Psychiatry Education Group

  As you may be aware, Brianne Colon, Interim Program Assistant, PGE + UGE Y4, will be leaving the UBC Psychiatry Education Group to accept a new permanent job opportunity.  Please join us in congratulating Brianne on her new position in the Faculty of Arts, and in thanking her for all her hard work over […]

A New Paper by Dr. Paul Pavlidis and Former Student Marjan Farahbod Featured on the Cover of Genome Research

A New Paper by Dr. Paul Pavlidis and Former Student Marjan Farahbod Featured on the Cover of Genome Research

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Pavlidis who, along with his former student Marjan Farahbod, has published a paper now featured on the cover of the latest issue of Genome Research! Click on the links to read the abstract and the paper titled “Untangling the effects of cellular composition on coexpression analysis.”

Congratulations to Additional Department Members Who Have Been Recognized for Teaching Awards!

  Following our recent announcement of the recipients of Department teaching and research awards for 2020, we would like to add to this list and congratulate Dr. Todd Tomita, recipient of the UBC Psychiatry Residents Association Awards For Excellence in Postgraduate Forensic Subspecialty Clinical Teaching, and also Dr. Akber Mithani, who received the Residency Site […]

Resident Wellness Subcommittee: Inviting Expressions of Interest

  **Sent on Behalf of Dr. Irfan Khanbhai, Acting PGE Program Director**   Dear Department Faculty, We are establishing a Resident Wellness Subcommittee as part of our program, and I am asking for faculty to contact me at irfan.khanbhai@ubc.ca if this is an area of interest for you and you would like greater involvement with our […]

Clinical Faculty Recognition Survey & Survey Response on the Clinical Faculty Promotion Process

  **Sent on behalf of Dr. Marilyn Champagne, Clinical Faculty Representative, UBC Psychiatry**   Dear Department Clinical Faculty, I would like to thank you for your enthusiastic response to my previous survey request regarding barriers to clinical faculty promotion. In summary: -62% said you do not know when/if you are eligible for promotion -62% said that converting your […]

Congratulations to Dr. Verena Langheimer, Nominated as a CFMS Culture Changer in Canadian Medical Education!

Congratulations to Dr. Verena Langheimer, Nominated as a CFMS Culture Changer in Canadian Medical Education!

  The Department congratulates Dr. Verena Langheimer, who has been recognized by the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) as a “Culture Changer,” a physician who is contributing to a positive learning environment in medical education in Canada. As part of the inaugural campaign to recognize “Culture Changers” across the country, this past spring the […]

DMCBH COVID-19 Series: New Study by Drs. Raymond Lam, Jill Murphy and Erin Michalak Looks at Mental Health Needs of High-Risk Groups Across the APEC Region

DMCBH COVID-19 Series: New Study by Drs. Raymond Lam, Jill Murphy and Erin Michalak Looks at Mental Health Needs of High-Risk Groups Across the APEC Region

  This week’s DMCBH COVID-19 Series features a new project by UBC Psychiatry  members Dr. Raymond Lam, Dr. Jill Murphy and Dr. Erin Michalak, who received a CIHR grant to first assess the mental health needs of high-risk groups in the context of COVID-19, then determine how to provide digital mental health care to these […]

Congratulations to Dr. Sophia Frangou, Recipient of the SOBP Teaching Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Sophia Frangou, Recipient of the SOBP Teaching Award!

  The Department congratulates Dr. Sophia Frangou, recipient of the 2020 Teaching Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP)! The SOBP Teaching Award recognizes outstanding teachers and their endeavours to advance educational excellence in fields that investigate the nature, causes, mechanisms and treatments of disorders of thought, emotion or behavior. Each year, it honours […]

UBC Psychiatry COVID-19 Return to Work (Phase 1) Resumption Plan

  The approved UBC Psychiatry COVID-19 Return to Work (Phase 1) Resumption Plan is now available on the Research page of UBC Department of Psychiatry website. This resumption plan provides guidance related to the phased-in resumption of on-site activities of the Department. Please note that this document will be updated as new information becomes available.

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2020 Department of Psychiatry Teaching and Research Awards

MEMORANDUM **Sent on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Professor and Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry**   Dear students, residents, staff and colleagues, I am delighted to announce and extend my warmest congratulations to the recipients of the Department of Psychiatry Teaching and Research Awards for 2020, each of whom are deserving of recognition for […]

June 2020 Update from the Department of Psychiatry Research and Scholarly Activity Committee

June 2020 Update from the Department of Psychiatry Research and Scholarly Activity Committee

    Hello again from the Department’s Research and Scholarly Activity Committee!  We’re pleased to provide you with an update on our committee’s work to support residents’ research and scholarly activity endeavours. You’ll likely remember that the Research and Scholarly Activity Committee is responsible for ensuring that our department’s residency program meets Royal College training […]