20120203 FoM the Link February

THE LINK – FEBRUARY 2012: 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

– Leadership opportunities available

– Read the new MD Undergraduate Curriculum Renewal bulletin

– Call for Applications: Foreign Government Awards – France

– Call for Applications: Medical Illustrator Internship

– Faculty of Medicine Research at 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver

– Call for Nominations: 2012 UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence

– Call for Proposals: UBC Equity Enhancement Fund

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February 6: Regenerative Medicine and Global Health Forums with Dr. Victor Dzau

February 10: Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives and Patient Safety: A workshop/consultation on the implications for policy and practice

February 13: LSI Café Scientifique presents “Flights of Fancy: Using Fruit Flies to Shed Light on Health and Disease”

February 13 – 17: Molecular Biology Workshops


March 6 (Vancouver) & 7 (Okanagan): Workplace Experiences Survey Town Halls

March 18: UBC Medical and Dental Spring Gala

March 29: The 1st Norman Bethune Symposium

May 14: The Eighth D. Harold Copp Lecture


– UBC research links two common drug types to night-time leg cramps

One in ten Canadians cannot afford prescription drugs: UBC study

– Faculty member receives grant from Novo Nordisk to study potential cause of obesity

– eHealth Knowledge Studio opens at UBC Hospital

– UBC Southern Medical Program’s inaugural class begins studies

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Anthony Tang receives CIHR-CMAJ Top Achievements in Health Research Award

– James A. McEwen named to the Order of Canada

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Canada Research Chairs: Internal Faculty of Medicine competition: Deadline February 10

Summer Student Research Project: Internal Faculty of Medicine competition: Deadline February 10

CIHR Operating Grant: Internal Deadline February 24

Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards: Internal Deadline March 12

Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship: Internal Deadline March 30

REMINDER: Call for Nominations: 2011-2012 Faculty of Medicine Awards

The awards (for both faculty and staff) recognize exemplary and distinguished activities/service to the UBC Faculty of Medicine. The deadlines range from February 3, 2012 to March 9, 2012. Please see the website for full details of each award and nomination forms.

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– MD Postgraduate Education office: Please forward this message to residents.

– Research secretary, Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Office: Please forward to contact for all postdoctoral and graduate students.
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