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Member news: November 2019
- Dr. Sophia Frangou was awarded the 2019 Colvin Prize for Oustanding Acheivement in Mood Disorders Research. (News release)
- Dr. Brian Kwon received the inaugural Turnbull-Tator Award in Spinal Cord Injury and Concussion Research.
- Dr. Annie Ciernia was awarded a SickKids-CIHR Insitute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health Grant for her project, The role of Baf53b in regulating neuronal gene expression, synaptic function and autism behaviours across development.
- FRAXA Research Foundation has awarded a $30,000 research grant to principal investigator Dr. Brian Christie to investigate whether boosting the hormone adiponectin can effectively treat Fragile X syndrome. The Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada is providing an additional $15,000 for the project.
- Congratulations to our Fall 2019 Innovation Fund Trainee Award Recipients!
- Dr. Lakshmi Yatham has been named a Highly Cited Research in a list compiled by Clarivate Analytics. Dr. Ian Mackenzie was also named.
- Dr. Lakshmi Yatham was awarded a Health Achievement Award in recognition of his innovation and exceptional contributions to the progression of healthcare and the field of medicine at the at the 2019 Drishti Awards on November 15.
- UBC Psychology 10th in the world, first in Canada according to 2020 Times Higher Education.
Professor Frangou, you make us so very proud to have you as a member of our faculty. https://t.co/KPp69Qi9gp— Santa J. Ono (@ubcprez) November 8, 2019
Core's Dr. Judy Illes speaks on how people think about brain surgery for neurologic & psychiatric conditions, including ethical concerns about hope versus hype, rights, justice, agency, and personal privacy @TEDx_Abbotsford #TEDxAbbotsford #neuroethics #scicomm #brainscience pic.twitter.com/pOBpsVQGeN— Neuroethics Canada (@NeuroethicsUBC) November 9, 2019
First Global Bipolar Cohort meeting in Ann Arbor, expecting transforming contributions to the BD field from the group. pic.twitter.com/J9FJuN0oVP— Lakshmi Yatham (@LakshmiYatham) November 13, 2019
- Standard time better for public health, B.C. researchers say (Kelowna Capital News, October 31)
- If you could erase the worst memory of your life, would you? Scientists are working on a pill for that (National Post, October 31)
- How To Make The Best Of Your Workspace (Forbes, October 31)
- Why Do Mood and Anxiety Disorders Lock In Negativity? (Psychology Today, October 31)
- Head games: Is a ban on heading the ball in youth soccer in our future? (London Free Press, November 1)
- Scientists May Have Just Uncovered The Brain Circuits Behind Mood And Anxiety Disorders (Forbes, November 4)
- Study: Social Play Improves Academics and Behavious (Parentology, November 4)
- On a peut-être découvert l'origine cérébrale de l'anxiété (Slate FR, November 5)
- Anxiété, déprime : on a identifié les zones du cerveau défaillantes (NEON, November 7)
- Do You Know How Old Your Kids Really Are? (Research2Reality, November 14)
- VIDEO: Biomedical breakthroughs in Vancouver (CityNews, November 15)
- Bioinformatics tool tracks genomic variants found in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (MSL News, November 15)
- Mood and anxiety disorders share brain abnormalities (The Ubyssey, November 19)
- Researcher examines traumatic brain injury in survivors of intimate partner violence (Medical Xpress, November 20)
- UBCO researcher examines traumatic brain injury in survivors of intimate partner violence (UBCO News, November 20)
- Liberation therapy: What we know about the controversial MS treatment 10 years later (CTV News, November 22)
- Services needed in B.C. for early-onset Alzheimer’s disease patients: doctor, advocates (The Star, November 22)
- Experimental drug would be the first to reverse decline of Alzheimer's (The Daily Scan, November 25)
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