Congratulations to Jacob Stubbs, Recipient of a 2021 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health!


Congratulations to Jacob Stubbs on being awarded a 2021 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health!

A doctoral student in Experimental Medicine who is currently supervised by Dr. Will Panenka and Dr. Bill Honer, Jacob is also the recipient of a prestigious Killam Doctoral Scholarship in 2020-2021. He recently presented a lightning talk on “Differential age-associated decline in MRI metrics of brain health among precariously housed individuals compared to the general population” at our Virtual Research Day on June 3rd.

As a Friedman Scholar, Jacob will be offered a unique training opportunity at Harvard in the lab of Dr. Michael Fox, where he will pursue research in lesion and atrophy network mapping of traumatic brain injury and neuropsychiatric symptoms. Congratulations to Jacob on this outstanding achievement!



The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.

The award is named after two of the earliest faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sydney Friedman and his wife Dr. Constance Livingstone-Friedman believed that well-rounded and transformative education includes learning from different perspectives and cultures, and they wished to support such learning among UBC graduate students and medical residents.

Friedman Scholars receive funding for six or more months of study outside western Canada. Destinations for this year’s award winners include Harvard University, Stanford University, Institut de Recherche en Infectiologie de Montpellier (IRIM), and Maxima Medical Center, Eindhoven, among others.

Sixteen graduate students and medical residents doing research in the field of health have received this year’s Friedman Award for Scholars in Health. Winners range from a variety of programs, including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Experimental Medicine and Kinesiology.