20111104 UBC FoM The Link

THE LINK – NOVEMBER 2011: Here are just some of the news and events of interest this month. For a complete list, visit The Link online at: www.med.ubc.ca/faculty_staff/The_Link_Monthly_Bulletin.htm.


– Academic appointment announcements

– New leadership recruitment opportunities available

– Call for nominations: Faculty of Medicine Awards

– Call for nominations: Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Awards

– Call for nominations: Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit Award

– Call for applications: Clinical Educator Fellowship Program

– 2011 Workplace Experiences Survey

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October 29 – November 6: Celebrate Learning Week

October 31 – November 4: Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Poster Display

November 2: Allies in Health: 3rd Annual Community and Patient Fair for Health Professional Education

November 3: Killam Annual Lecture

November 4 – 6: Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine: Annual Meeting & Scientific Conference

November 5: Spinal Chord: A Gala Fundraiser

November 21: LSI Café Scientifique: The Universe Within, seeing how cells move and interact

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– Faculty members publish two studies on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) in the New England Journal of Medicine

– Clinical Academic Campus housing the Southern Medical Program is the first LEED Gold certified building in Kelowna

– New breast cancer prevention clinic opens

– Acid-suppressing medications may be overprescribed for infants

– New UBC professorship focuses on women’s cardiovascular health

– A clinic where students run the shop

– Can breastfeeding reduce pain in preterm infants? Effects evaluated in new study published in PAIN

– Canada’s emergency doctors push to improve rate of “bystander” CPR assistance

– UBC-Providence Health research to examine new treatments for heroin addiction

– Federal and provincial ministers break ground for UBC-VCH brain health centre

– Little progress on reducing pharmacare coverage disparities over past decade: UBC research

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– Dr. Brian Lentle receives 2011 Lindy Fraser Memorial Award from Osteoporosis Canada

– Dr. Anne Junker elected co-Chair of the Canadian Child & Youth Health Coalition

– Dr. Harvey Lui receives Dermatologist of the Year Award from the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance

– Dr. Gurdeep Parhar receives 2011 Alumnus of Distinction Award from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine

– Dr. Weihong Song receives China’s top honour for foreign experts

– Faculty members receive 2011 Vancouver Acute Awards

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– Margolese National Brain & Heart Disorders Prizes: November 15

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REMINDER: Full Faculty Meeting & Webcast: November 23

The Full Faculty Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 23 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital. Videoconference will be available in Victoria, Prince George, and Kelowna, in addition to an online webcast