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APT Full Departmental Meeting – August 31, 2021
Meeting details found here. Educational Report details found here.   (September 1, 2021 @8:27 am)



Dr. Hoiland, postdoctoral fellow awarded a 2 year Craig H Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
August 6, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Hoiland (Postdoctoral Fellow in Drs. Christopher West, Prof. Brian Kwon & Dr. Donald Griesdale’s laboratories) who was awarded a 2 year Craig H Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to support his research project entitled “A novel targeted vascular approach to mitigate secondary hypoxic injury following traumatic SCI” A lay […] (August 9, 2021 @3:36 pm)



Dr. Linde, postdoctoral fellow awarded a 2 year Craig H Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
August 6, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Lukas Linde (Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Kip Kramer’s lab) who was awarded a 2 year Craig H Neilsen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to support his research project entitled “Less is more: Low concentration topical capsaicin to relieve neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury” A lay summary for the grant can […] (August 7, 2021 @6:20 pm)



Dr. Wiens awarded a MSFHR Scholar Award
August 6, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Wiens who was awarded a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award to support his research focussed on Smart Discharges to improve post-discharge survival following admission for infection. Dr. Wien’s research program focuses on understanding and predicting vulnerability of mothers, infants, and children after discharge from hospital, […] (August 7, 2021 @6:17 pm)



New Faculty Member
I am pleased to introduce Dr. Catrina Loucks, who is a new full-time faculty member in our department. This is a position shared jointly with the Department of Pediatrics, and is one of the faculty renewal positions we applied for in 2019. The area of research for Dr. Loucks is the Pharmacogenomics of Pain. Dr. […] (July 9, 2021 @9:11 am)



Dr. Donald Griesdale – 2 year extension
Dr. Donald Griesdale, Associate Professor Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, has had a 2 year extension for his Michael Smith Health Professional Investigator Award. (July 7, 2021 @11:15 am)



Dr. John Kramer – NSERC Discovery grant
We are very pleased to report that Dr. John Kramer has received an NSERC Discovery grant. The neuroaxis of pain: Peripheral transduction to central integration $ 200,000  (5 years) (June 29, 2021 @4:19 pm)



Making medications fit: towards increase – 25 Jun 2021
This is a candidate’s seminar presentation by Wade Thompson Title: Making medications fit: towards increased implementation of deprescribing in clinical practice Click the following link to stream:  https://mediasite.audiovisual.ubc.ca/Mediasite/Play/ca8373c1b9b54aeb84a633aaa9d6d8191d (June 28, 2021 @2:06 pm)



Dr. Alana Flexman as the inaugural Vice-Chair EDI
It is my pleasure to announce that the inaugural UBC Department APT Vice-Chair EDI is Dr. Alana Flexman. Dr. Flexman is a Clinical Associate Professor in the department, working clinically at St. Paul’s Hospital/Providence Healthcare, where she is also the Director of Research. Dr. Flexman is currently completing an Executive MBA in Healthcare. She is […] (June 22, 2021 @4:31 pm)



Dr. Hackett as the new CRC Tier 1 Chair in Asthma and COPD Lung Pathobiology & Therapeutics
Congratulations to Dr. Tillie-Louise Hackett who was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Asthma and COPD Lung Pathobiology & Therapeutics and Canadian Foundation for Innovation Funding for Single Cell Imaging Research. In Canada, over 5.8 million people have asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – diseases for which there is no cure […] (June 16, 2021 @9:47 am)