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Welcome to Pathology's Bi-Weekly Bulletin | April 1, 2022

Aly Karsan awarded a UBC Killam Research Prize for 2021

Dr. Aly Karsan has been awarded a UBC Killam Research Prize for 2021, which is among one of the most prestigious UBC Faculty Research Awards. The Office of the VP, Research and Innovation (VPRI) announced the recipients on March 29, 2022.
faculty research award winners

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 1, 2022 from 12pm-1pm: *DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESS*

Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Wellington, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, ICORD

Topic: "Vision and Initial Goals"


  • introduce myself as Vice Chair of Research (VCR), Dept of Pathology & Lab Medicine;
  • describe my initial vision as VCR;
  • outline short and medium term goals for VCR;
  • invite participation on the VCR committee.


PathDay Abstracts submission deadline: April 1, 2022, 5pm
abstract submission form

Pathology Annual Awards Nomination: submission deadline: April 1, 2022, 5pm Nominate an individual or a team that deserves recognition.
awards nomination form

Doctoral exams chairs 2021 (PALM)- recognition

Every year, final examinations are held for more than 500 UBC doctoral candidates, and each of these examinations involves a faculty member serving in the role of Chair. Chairs of doctoral examinations have an important function; they represent the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, ensure the exam is fair and proceeds according to UBC policies, and report back to us about the proceedings and the Examining Committee’s recommendation.

Thank you to: Donald Brooks, Helene Cote, Dana Devine, C. Blake Gilks, David Huntsman, Aly Karsan, Cornelia Laule, Victor Ling, Bruce McManus, Susan Porter, Haydn Pritchard, Fumio Takei (2 exams), Bruce Verchere, Juergen Vielkind, Cheryl Wellington and Joanne Wright for chairing doctoral examinations (January – December 2021):

Congratulations to the 2022 summer student fellowship recipients!

The Summer Student Fellowship Program of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC Faculty of Medicine, has been established for the purpose of providing undergraduate medical and non-medical undergraduate students with either research or clinical experiences in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine under supervision and mentorship of the Department’s Faculty. The 6 recipients (and supervisors) are:

  • Vivian Gusomao, currently enrolled: BMLSc (Supervisor: Dr. Tracy Tucker)
  • Ava Keshavarzsafiei, currently enrolled: BMLSc (Supervisor: Dr. Audi Setiadi)
  • Phoebe Lu, currently enrolled: BMLSc (Supervisor: Dr. Mari DeMarco)
  • Angel Yao, currently enrolled: BMLSc (Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Hogan)
  • Crystal Ma,currently enrolled: MD (Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Yip)
  • Chanhyeok Park, currently enrolled: MD (Supervisor: Dr. Anna Lee)

Career opportunity

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine invites internal applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Statistical and Computational Biology . As this is an internal search, applicants must already hold a full-time, tenure-stream appointment in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC. Applicants must be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Interested applicants should contact Genevieve MacMillan, Director of Administration
[closing date: April 30, 2022]

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