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Member news: March 2019
Pictured: Jasmine Gill (left) and Dr. Cheryl Wellington (right) pictured in Dr. Wellington's lab. Image credit: Paul Joseph/UBC.
Dr. Cheryl Wellington and Dr. Shelina Babul have been nominated in this year's YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community.
- In addition to their nominations in the category Research, the Sciences & Technology, Drs Wellington and Babul are eligible for the Connecting the Community Award, which is a peoples' choice award. Vote for Dr. Wellington and Dr. Babul over the coming weeks, and find out how they're using their research to end violence against women.
Dr. Luke Clark and the UBC Centre for Gambling Research received $1.36 million over five years from the Province of British Columbia and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation to support research to reduce harms related to gambling.
Dr. Stephanie Willerth has been promoted to Professor, Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria, and has joined the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering as Affiliate Professor.
World Congress of biological psychiatry
The 14th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry takes place in Vancouver from June 2 to 6. With Dr. Lakshmi Yatham serving as President-Elect of the World Federation of the Societies of Biological Psychiatry, and Dr. Raymond Lam chairing the local organizing committee, this event will bring the latest in neuropsychiatry research to Vancouver and offer great value to the UBC neuroscience and psychiatry communities.
From the ms/mri research group
Ken Bigelow put together this immersive, VR-compatible look at the delivery of our 3TMRI. Check it out here: www.msmri.com/cbh-new-mri.
Check out this Myelin Water Fraction atlas created by our talented PhD Candidate Adam Dvorak, using #advancedimaging #MRI for #MSresearch #MultipleSclerosis @DMCBrainHealth @UBCmedicine pic.twitter.com/QUR6ACq3jk— Shelly Au (@shellyau) March 22, 2019
It was an honor and pleasure for my colleague Weihong Song and I to participate in the Neural Plasticity Conference in Shenzhen with Erwin Neher, a Nobel Laureate and great person! pic.twitter.com/Y9lkaJdXAu— Brian macvicar (@brian_macvicar) March 25, 2019
Great day at @UBC and @DMCBrainHealth to discuss collaborations. Dr. Loredana Regep, our VP of Medical & Regulatory Affairs with Dr. Anthony Traboulsee of #UBC. @neuroscienceUBC #brainhealth pic.twitter.com/QkXqpsBJW6— Roche Canada (@RocheCanada) March 15, 2019
- Learn to recognize the signs of stroke (VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, March 1)
- Newly discovered Alzheimer’s genes lead to hope for future treatments (KUSI News San Diego, March 1)
- Women in health, science and innovation are collaborating globally (The Conversation, March 3)
- Motherhood changes the brain, possibly forever (DMCBH News, March 5)
- CSHL scientists create a ranked list of genetic 'usual suspects' (Life Sciences Medical News, March 6)
- Is daydreaming at work good for your career? (Yahoo! News, March 7)
- CHIMERA model produces surprising results in concussion study (DMCBH News, March 7)
- Half of Canadians can't name a woman scientist or engineer, poll finds (CBC News, March 8)
- Better sleep could improve brain health among older adults (VCHRI News, March 8)
- Direct to consumer brain stimulation is booming, but ethical concerns remain (BioEdge, March 10)
- Exploring new frontiers at UBC’s Emerging Media Lab (UBC News, March 11)
- Behind the research: meet the CanProCo team (MS Society of Canada, March 11)
- MSFHR-Funded Researchers Visit BC Parliament To Showcase Innovative BC Research (MSFHR News, March 11)
- When Life Gives You Parkinson’s podcast: Positive impacts of Parkinson’s (Global BC News, March 13)
- New concussion guidelines for Olympians, Paralympians step in right direction (Times Colonist, March 19)
- Benefits of Aerobic Exercise for Brain Health (Livestrong, March 19)
- Clever math enables MRI to map molecules implicated in multiple sclerosis, other diseases (Science Magazine, March 20)
- ProMIS to Present Data on Potential of Antibodies to Target Toxic Alpha-Synuclein in Parkinson’s (Parkinson's News Today, March 21)
- International cooperation platforms on neuroscience established in Shenzhen (XinhuaNet, March 23)
- Exercise could help rewaire the brains of Parkinson's patients (VCHRI News, March 23)
- When Life Gives You Parkinson’s podcast: Is Parkinson’s a genetic condition? (Global BC News, March 27)
- Common MS Treatment Can Bring Longer, Healthier Life (US News & World Report, March 28)
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