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Dr. Kam Shojania awarded CRA Clinician-Educator Award
February 28, 2014Dr. Kam Shojania, Clinical Professor and Head, Division of Rheumatology, has been awarded the Clinician-Educator Award from the Canadian Rheumatology Association. The award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to rheumatology teaching and education in Canada through excellence above and beyond that which is usually expected.  Recipients of this award are accomplished Canadian rheumatologists […] Read More >


Department of Medicine Research Expo
February 28, 2014The first Department of Medicine Research Expo wwas held at the Paetzold Education Centre at VGH on Tuesday, October 30th.   This event was an opportunity for faculty presenters to give a talk about their research to their colleagues in the Department. We hope that this opportunity will result in new collaborations and interdisciplinary projects. For a […] Read More >


Dr. Andrew Krahn Named Head of the Division of Cardiology
February 28, 2014Dr. Andrew Krahn has been appointed the new Head of the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, the Sauder Family and Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon Chair in Cardiology, and the Paul Brunes UBC Professor in Heart Rhythm Disorders. The Department of Medicine is thrilled to welcome Dr. Krahn’s expertise […] Read More >


Dr. Winson Cheung Awarded 2012 Department of Medicine Academic Enhancement Fund
February 28, 2014The Academic Enhancement Fund has been used since 1999 to enhance the academic development of the Department. Due to financial shortfalls, no funds were awarded between 2009 and 2011, and the Department is thrilled to be able to give this award in 2012. This year’s competition was specifically focused on salary support for investigators in […] Read More >


CIHR Spring 2012 Awardees
February 28, 2014Here are the successful awardees in the Department of Medicine in the Spring 2012 CIHR grants competition. If any grantees are missing from this list, please inform meaghan.jones@vch.ca.   Name Division Program Title A. Dessa Sadovnik, Helen Tremlett Neurology Planning Grants Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Excellence on Reproduction and Child Health (“MS-CERCH”)- Project Planning Keith Humphries […] Read More >


Dr. Roger Wong Appointed as Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education
February 28, 2014Dr. Roger Wong, a Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine, is a Consultant Physician and Head of the Geriatric Consultation Program at Vancouver General Hospital. As Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, he will provide overall leadership of residency education programs, a role that will include ensuring that the […] Read More >


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 >