20120302 March 2012 Link

THE LINK – MARCH 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.


– Leadership opportunities available
– Published a book lately?
– Call for Nominations: Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
– Call for Nominations: Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer
– Call for Applications: Faculty Development Initiatives Grants
– Change to UBC’s contracted travel agency vendors
– UBC Research Associate Reimbursement Fund

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March 2 – 9: Celebrate Research Week

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

March 6 – 10: Heart + Lung Health FEST 2012

March 7: From Asthma to Leukemia to Spinal Cord Injury: The Latest Research in Regenerative Medicine

March 8: UBC Supply Management: Sci Trek Tradeshow

March 14: Annual Distinguished Neuroethics Lecture

March 15: National Core for Neuroethics presents “Choice, Capacities and Counciousness: Brain Images and You”

March 15: 8th Annual UBC Medicine Undergraduate Research Forum and Journal Release

March 16: CIHR Open Forum on Proposed Changes to the Open Operating Grant Competition

March 18: 18th Annual UBC Medical and Dental Spring Gala


April 14 – 15: Annual Medicine Art Exhibition

April 28: Vancouver’s 4th Annual Brain Bee

May 15 – 17: Interdependence 2012: Global Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Conference in Vancouver


– CIHR grant aims to expand understanding of cardiovascular health among those with spinal cord injuries

– Photo exhibit goes behind the scenes at the Island Medical Program

– Dismay over ovarian cancer outcomes leads to new professorship

– International ranking for infant mortality flawed: Canadian study

– New drugs show promise for preventing “absence seizures” in children: UBC research

– UBC and four other Canadian universities chosen by U.S. to lead health education reform

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– Three faculty members recognized by Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) for contributions to medical education

– David Huntsman receives inaugural research award from Ovarian Cancer Canada

– Robert Taylor recognized for humanitarian efforts

– Steve Beerman receives national resident well-being award

– Shafique Pirani receives Humanitarian Award

– Two medical students receive UBC Wesbrook Scholarships

– Six members of the Faculty of Medicine receive UBC Faculty Research Awards

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NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award: Internal Deadline March 5

UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards: Internal Deadline March 12

MSFHR Career Investigator Program: Internal Deadline March 14

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Quality of Life grants LOI: Internal Deadline March 16

UBC Faculty of Medicine Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship: Deadline March 30

REMINDER: Call for Nominations: Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty (Deadline March 2) & Applegarth Staff Service Award (Deadline March 9)

The awards recognize exemplary and distinguished activities/service to the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Please see the website for full details of each award and nomination forms.

Please see the specific distribution required below:

– Department, School & Centre Administrators/Assistants/Communicators: This message has been sent directly to all faculty and staff members and the MD undergraduate student listserv. Please forward this message to health professional students and trainees in your units.

– 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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