Member news: December 2018

Alireza Kamyabi and colleagues in the MacVicar lab.

Pictured: Alireza Kamyabi (smiling, centre), graduate student in Dr. Brian MacVicar's lab, and colleagues present their research during a recent donor tour. Image credit: Paul Joseph/UBC.


Dr. Matt Sacheli's research on exercise and Parkinson's disease received a nod in this year-end review of highlights in movement disorders research in the journal Lancet Neurology. "There are approximately 6,000 papers per year published on Parkinson’s, so it is indeed nice for Matt's research to be selected," said Dr. Jon Stoessl, Sacheli's PhD supervisor.

Dr. Jerome Robert and Dr. Tom Cheng, postdoctoral fellows in Dr. Cheryl Wellington's lab, received Employer Recognition Awards. The Faculty of Science co-op employer recognition award recognizes companies and supervisors who provided exceptional work experiences to science co-op students.

Dr. Cindy Barha, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose's lab, was awarded a 2018 WHRI Catalyst Grant for her project, Momnesia: Investigating the neural basis for reduced memory and executive functions across pregnancy.

Holiday greetings

Driving forward the digital transformation of health research: A holiday message of gratitude from VCHRI executive director Dr. Robert McMaster.

Check out the Faculty of Medicine's 2018 Year in Review, and read Dr. Dermot Kelleher's message celebrating just a few of the achievements of the UBC Faculty of Medicine community from the past year.



Elaine Book, social worker with the DMCBH Movement Disorders Clinic, appeared on the Parkinson's Foundation podcast Substantial Matters to discuss parenting and living with Parkinson's disease

Dr. Paul van Donkelaar appeared on the podcast I Love Kelowna to discuss cutting edge research into traumatic brain injury and domestic partner violence.

Larry Gifford, host of the podcast When Life Gives You Parkinson's, spoke with Drs Jon Stoessl, Silke Cresswell, and Matt Farrer this month. Episode recaps: 

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