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Welcome to Pathology's Bi-Weekly Bulletin | April 15, 2022

Contributions to enabling graduate student funding

Department members who have served in adjudication committees during this past year (April 2021 – March 2022) are:

  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship: Kirk Schultz;
  • Friedman Award for Scholars in Health: James Lan ;
  • Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship: Cheryl Wellington;
  • Tri-Agency / Affiliated Fellowships - Doctoral: Victor Ling;
  • Tri-Agency / Affiliated Fellowships - Master's: Leandro Venturutti;
  • Vanier CGS: Stephen Yip.

Your support is very much appreciated!

Pathology Province-Wide Rounds

Book off 12-1 pm for every Friday for the Pathology Province-Wide Rounds | Location: (the same URL for all rounds) . For Zoom information or any questions, please email Heleena Mistry. Rounds are recorded and available here.

Friday, April 15, 2022: *HOLIDAY*

Friday, April 22, 2022 from 12pm-1pm: *CLINICAL*

Speaker: Dr. Naveena Singh, Clinical Professor, UBC and Anatomic Pathologist, Vancouver General Hospital.

Topic: "Update on vulvar squamous cell carcinoma and its precursors"


  • to understand the current etiology-based classification of VSCC and its precursor lesions;
  • to understand the importance and learn the expression patterns of p16 and p53 immunohistochemistry;
  • to become familiar with the terminology and approach to diagnosis of HPV-independent, p53-wild type VSCC precursors.

Funding received

Call for health researchers: help increase diversity in health research in BC!

Funded by the BC SUPPORT Unit, this project has created a suite of online educational modules designed to support the inclusion of more diverse people in health research across British Columbia, including LGBTQ2S+ communities. The modules have been created through collaboration with diverse stakeholders and are now ready for evaluation - this initial project is seeking evaluation by health researchers. If you are interested in participating in our study, or know someone who might be, please click the link here to find out more. Participants are asked to evaluate one of the modules - evaluation of the module and completion of the pre- and post-surveys takes approximately 30 minutes.

Funding opportunities

  • Michael Smith Health Research BC Match Funding. Michael Smith Health Research BC offers match funding to qualifying BC-based researchers and research teams applying to non-BC government-funded research competitions that require applicants to source match funding as a condition of the application. Funding requests for COVID-19 research will be fast-tracked. For more information, please visit
  • Call for Proposals: STAIR Grants for Interdisciplinary Research. STAIR (Support for Teams to Advance Interdisciplinary Research) is intended to catalyze new inter-department and inter-Faculty collaborations. Successful partners will receive funding for 2 graduate students for 1 year and a contribution to expenses. Guidelines and the application form are available on the STAIR website: The deadline for this call for proposals is FRIDAY MAY 6, 2022. The proposal is short and awardees will be selected by lottery.
  • COVID-19 Patient Database for Research. The COVID-19 Consent to Contact Registry Database (CCRD) contains the contact details of people who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and have given their consent to be contacted about related research. Qualified BC researchers can access the registry and connect with participants about research opportunities across the province. For more information, please visit and .

Highlighted events

  • "Canadian Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology Slide Club" is section 1 accredited by the royal college for maintenance of certification. They meet online by zoom monthly. For admission to the group please contact .
  • Rounds/ in-service on COVID and the placenta based on the IH experience. We invite any colleague from the university who may have an interest in this! SARS COV2-2 AND PLACENTAL PATHOLOGY . For more info contact Dr. David Grynspan .