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Welcome to Pathology's Bi-Weekly Bulletin | March 18, 2022

Welcome Dr. Lucy Perrone!

Dr. Lucy Perrone has started her appointment as the Donald B. Rix Professorship in Laboratory Quality. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine congratulates you on your appointment. We are delighted that you have chosen to join our faculty and become part of our highly collegial and accomplished group of academic professionals. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Perrone to the Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Lucy Perrone

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) . Some of the rounds are recorded and available here. Registration and presentation details will be available two weeks prior to each grand round. For Zoom information or any questions, please email Heleena Mistry.

  • Friday, March 18, 2022 from 12pm-1pm: *RESEARCH*

    Speaker: Dr. Jay Kizakkedathu, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar

    Topic: "Immunomodulating Cell-surface Engineering Towards Improved Transfusion and Transplantation"

    1. understand the development of blood group antigen conversion towards universal red blood cells, and their immunological compatibility;;
    2. understand the development of immuno-cloaking approaches using novel immune-suppressing polymers to prevent transplant rejection. .

  • Friday, March 25, 2022 from 12pm-1pm: *CLINICAL*

    Speaker: Dr. Zu-hua Gao, Professor and Department Head – Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC

    Topic: "Liver Biopsy Interpretation"

    1. systematic approach to liver biopsy;
    2. interpretation based on patterns of abnormality;
    3. overview of morphological characteristics of common liver diseases.

Pathology Day - approaching submission deadline

Call for Abstracts: submission deadline: April 1, 2022, 5pm abstract submission form .

Pathology Annual Awards Nomination: submission deadline: April 1, 2022, 5pm This is your opportunity to recognize your colleagues for achievements over the last year. nomination form .

University Killam Professor - FoM internal selection deadline: June 30, 2022

If you have any recommendations for the 2022 University Killam Professor Competition please send your suggestions to Dr. Cheryl Wellington, Dr. Z. Gao or me @ Genevieve MacMillan by March 24th. The details of the competition – including eligibility – are listed here .

Honours & Awards

  • Dr. Elizabeth Bryce, Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has been nominated for the 2022 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards (Research, the Sciences & Technology).
  • Dr. Carolyn Shiau, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has been nominated for the 2022 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards (Health & Wellness).
  • Dr. Corree Laule is the new Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Radiology. Congratulations on your new appointment! Dr Laule is a physicist and has been involved with nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research for 22 years. She is jointly appointed as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Radiology and Pathology/Laboratory Medicine, and is an Associate Director of the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD).

Funding opportunities

  • [Application deadline (applicant): June 20, 2022.] Our 2022 Health Professional-Investigator competition is open! The program provides funding to support health professionals to develop & advance research to bring research evidence into practice within the health system. Michael Smith Health Research BC
  • Call for Strategic Investment Fund proposals. To support the proposal process, we are introducing a new form to facilitate the consultation process with Strategic Plan Pillar Leads. For the spring competition, the deadline to consult with Pillar Leads is April 1 and the deadline to submit full proposals is May 1. LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL .

Funding received

  • Dr. Devine, Dana received a grant from the Canadian Blood Services Canadian Blood Services Intramural Grant Program for "Improving blood product quality". The amount is $304,462 and the period is March 2022 to March 2024. Congratulations!

Career opportunities

  • Our team is currently looking for four PDFs. These PDFs will report to the Department Head of Experimental Therapeutics (Dr. Marcel Bally) and the Manager of the Investigational Drug Program (Dr. Nancy Dos Santos). The successful PDF will be responsible for the management and conduct of in vivo studies (rodents), including a diverse range of pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, safety, toxicity and efficacy studies focusing on the development of therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF), Drug Candidate Development / Pharmacology . [Inquiries will be reviewed on a rotating basic until positions have been filled.]

Highlighted events

  • The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion invites you to join us virtually at the inaugural NextGen EDI Data Symposium at the University of Calgary on April 8th and 11th, 2022. This virtual symposium will explore what we mean by EDI data, and the role of EDI data, analytics, visualizations, and technology in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. register .
  • Save the date: REDI virtual symposium on May 25 The Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) invites you to its first virtual symposium: “Race Ideology: Historical Perspectives, Current Realities and Re-imagining the Future.” Information on registrations and symposium content will be made available in the upcoming weeks. .
  • The newest events - newsletter from CTLT Please find attached events info related to teaching and learning “training” that some department members were asking for CTLT EVENTS .
  • Benefits FYI: Spring 2022 Understanding your UBC Benefits | Updated Workday home page and other release features and more CTLT EVENTS .