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Dr. Matthew 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, […] (October 22, 2021 @1:38 pm)



Dr. Matthew Wiens, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Scholar Award
Smart Discharges to improve post-discharge survival following admission for infection July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2026 My research program focuses on understanding and predicting vulnerability of mothers, infants, and children after discharge from hospital, and using this knowledge to develop programs that improve post-discharge outcomes. In our Smart Discharges program, healthcare workers use our […] (October 22, 2021 @1:38 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)



VP Series: Setting our Sights on Long Term Outcomes – 09Dec2020
Recording now available… Click the following link to stream: https://mediasite.audiovisual.ubc.ca/Mediasite/Play/ec730711c8c04598937903d988288ac11d Click the following link to download: https://mediasite.audiovisual.ubc.ca/Mediasite/FileServer/2fa71667-5d89-4131-b70d-d2cac9fa99c1/Presentation/ec730711c8c04598937903d988288ac11d/videopodcast.mp4?attachmentname=VP%20Series:%20Setting%20our%20Sights%20on%20Long%20Te%20-%2009Dec2020.mp4 (April 15, 2021 @9:02 am)



Dr. Veronica Guadagni – Sleep and Exercise: New therapeutics for – 26Nov2020
Click the following link to stream: https://mediasite.audiovisual.ubc.ca/Mediasite/Play/25715575003647de92a7a139695041871d Click the following link to download: https://mediasite.audiovisual.ubc.ca/Mediasite/FileServer/2fa71667-5d89-4131-b70d-d2cac9fa99c1/Presentation/25715575003647de92a7a139695041871d/videopodcast.mp4?attachmentname=Sleep%20and%20Exercise:%20New%20therapeutics%20for%20-%2026Nov2020.mp4 (April 15, 2021 @9:00 am)