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Former UBC Dean of Medicine Dr. John Cairns Wins Margolese Prize
February 28, 2014Dr. John Cairns, a former Dean of Medicine at the University of BC is one of two health researchers to be awarded the second annual $50,000 Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorder prizes. Read more Read More >


Congratulations to our recent CIHR awardees
February 28, 2014Congratulations to Dr. Julio Montaner on his recent Knowledge Synthesis Grant – Priority Announcement: HIV/AIDS grant titled “Drug law enforcement and HIV among people who use injection drugs: a systematic review”.   And congratulations also to the following trainees supervised by our faculty members on receiving awards from CIHR Elaine Fuertes Supervisor: Dr. Chris Carlston Project Title: The […] Read More >


Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Researchers Win MSFHR Scholar Awards
February 28, 2014Two young researchers in the Department of Medicine have been awarded 2012 Career Investigator awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Dr. Viviane Dias Lima Assistant Professor Project title: Operations research applied to assess different strategies to reduce the public health and economic burdens of HIV/AIDS in British Columbia   Dr. David Moore Clinical Assistant […] Read More >


Department of Medicine Faculty Recognized by Faculty of Medicine
February 28, 2014The Department of Medicine is proud of all its members, and is happy to announce that some of our outstanding faculty have been recognized by the 2012 Faculty of Medicine awards. Clinical Faculty Awards for Excellence in Clinical Teaching Recognizes excellence in teaching by clinical faculty members. Andrew Travlos, Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation […] Read More >


A team led by Dr. John Schrader, Professor in the Division of Haematology, have published a new paper in the jounral Frontiers in Immunology that may pave the way for new, more universal, flu vaccines.
February 28, 2014Their study examined the antibodies produced by patients who were infected with the 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu virus, and those who were vaccinated against the virus. They found that many of the antibodies produced in response to the virus recognized a particular portion of the flu virus particle, called the stem.  Most current vaccines cause […] Read More >


Dr. Julio Montaner, Professor and Head of the Division of AIDS and Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, has recieved a prestigious award for service to the people of Austria.
February 28, 2014The Grand Decoration of Honour for Service to Austria is awarded by the Government of Austria in recognition of outstanding contribution to the public. The award was given to Dr. Montaner to recognize his contribution to the advances in HIV/AIDS treatment, which has improved the lives of HIV-positive individuals around the world. Dr. Montaner’s lifelong […] Read More >


Dr. Neil Cashman Awarded Lifesciences BC Award
February 28, 2014Dr. Neil Cashman, Professor in the Division of Neurology and Scientific Director of PrioNet Canada, has been awarded the Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence from LifeSciences BC. This award adds to Dr. Cashman’s already impressive career which includes authoring over 300 publications, a Canada Research Chair in Protein Misfolding, the Jonas Salk Prize, and […] Read More >


Dr. Julio Montaner is Awarded UBC’s Jacob Bierly Prize
February 28, 2014Dr. Julio Montaner, Professor in the Division of HIV/AIDS and Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, has been awarded UBC’s Jacob Biely Prize for 2011. This prize is awarded yearly to an active faculty member for a distinguised record of research publication, and is considered to be UBC’s premier research honour. Dr. […] Read More >


CIHR Fall 2011 Competition Results
February 28, 2014The results of the fall 2011 CIHR competition have been announced, and Department of Medicine awardees are listed below. The Department of Medicine is extremely proud of its investigators, who are continuing to propose innovative and high quality research programs. PI Name CIHR Program Project title MONTANER, Julio S Dissemination Events – Priority Announcement: HIV/AIDS […] Read More >


Dr. Andrei Krassioukov awarded CIHR Team Grant in Chronic Disease Risk and Intervention Strategies for his work on cardiovascular health in people with spinal cord injuries
February 28, 2014Dr. Andrei Krassioukov, Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and researcher at ICORD, is heading a team that has been awarded a CIHR Team Grant to study cardiovascular health in patients with spinal cord injuries. The team Dr. Krassioukov has created will study the impact of exercise and targeted education on cardiovascular […] Read More >