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Kendall Ho and faculty members recognized for outstanding contributions to health research

Department of Emergency Medicine faculty member Kendall Ho and Lori Brotto and Peter Leung, professors in the UBC department of obstetrics and gynaecology, have been awarded the 2019 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Researcher Awards. The annual awards recognize faculty who have made significant contributions in basic science research in the areas of health and life […]

Jeff Brubacher receives CIHR Grant for Partnerships for cannabis policy evaluation

Congratulations to Jeff Brubacher and his team for receiving 3-year funding from CIHR for a “Partnerships for cannabis policy evaluation” grant that they submitted last fall. The grant is just under $510,000 total.

Congratulations to Shahin for receiving two Strategic Investment Fund awards from UBC

Big congratulations to Shahin for receiving two Strategic Investment Fund awards from UBC. The first entitled: “Indigenous MD Applicant Structured Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Preparatory Workshop.” is valued at $50,490. This project will deliver MMI prep workshops for indigenous MD applicants with the goal of eventually increasing the number of indigenous physicians in BC and […]

UBC EM Research Day Cancelled

As a result of the rapidly-evolving COVID situation, we have made the decision to cancel UBC EM Research Day on April 8th. Our Visiting Professor, Dr. Jeff Perry, has been informed. Our thanks and apologies to those of you whose submissions were accepted for presentation. We are hopeful that we may be able to reschedule […]

Dr. Jessica Moe and her team awarded $1.3 million in funding from the Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program

Dr. Jessica Moe and her team were awarded $1.3 million in funding over five years from the Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program. This grant will support their study that aims to optimize emergency department screening for opioid use disorder, and evaluate standard dosing and microdosing approaches to buprenorphine/naloxone inductions initiated in the ED […]

Jim Christenson Receives Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) Funding

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Christenson, who recently received funding through the 2019 UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition. Dr. Christenson leads the Resuscitating More Patients from Sudden Unexpected Death: Transformative Research cluster. The cluster will receive $197,000 in GCRC funds and $30,000 in Trainee Stipend funds for two years. Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters […]

Drs. Stenstrom, Sweet, and Tallon Receive $1,140,000 for Sepsis Research

Congratulations to Drs. John Tallon, Rob Stenstrom, and David Sweet, part of a team receiving $1,140,000 in CIHR funding for the Canadian Sepsis Research Network project “Improving Care Before, During and After Sepsis”. The project is led by PI Dr. Dr Alison Fox-Robichaud of McMaster University. The overall goal is to reduce sepsis-associated illness and […]