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CPS Departmental Awards 2012-2013

Researcher of the Year:  Kurt Haas

Postdoctoral and Research Scientist Award:  Mary Pines

Graduate Student Research Award:  Simon Chen, Le Su

CPS Departmental Awards 2010-2011

Researcher of the Year:  Tim Kieffer

Postdoctoral and Research Scientist Award:  Yukihiro Fujita, Barry Young

Graduate Student Research Award:  John Shin, Simon Chen

CAME Award

Claudia Krebs has been honoured with this year’s Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit.

CPS Departmental Awards 2009-2010

Teaching Award:  Karen Pinder

Researcher of the Year:  Kurt Haas

Postdoctoral and Research Scientist Award:  Wun Chey Sin

Graduate Student Research Award:  Derek Dunfield, Scott B. Widenmaier

Faculty Teaching Awards

Majid Doroudi, Instructor in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, is the proud recipient of the UBC Killam Teaching Award and the UBC Medical Undergraduate Society Award for Teaching Excellence.

Majid Alimohammadi, Instructor in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, has been presented with the Outstanding Educator Award by the medical undergraduate class of 2011.

CPS Researcher of the Year Award 2008-2009

Presented to Jim Johnson by the CPS Research Committee in recognition of outstanding productivity over the past year.

Applegarth Staff Service Award

Alan Jay, Graduate Secretary in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, has been honoured in recognition of excellence in personal achievements and outstanding contributions to the Faculty of Medicine.

Inaugural Department Teaching Award

Majid Alimohammadi, Instructor in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, has been chosen as the recipient of the inaugural departmental award for oustanding quality of teaching.

British Medical Association Book Award

William K Ovalle, Professor of Cellular & Physiological Sciences at UBC, and co-author Patrick C Nahirney, Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Histology, Island Medical Program have won the British Medical Association’s 2008 Award for Best Illustrated Book. Netter’s Essential Histology was also cited as ‘highly commended’ in the Basic and Clinical Sciences category of the BMA.

Elsevier Press Release

New Canada Research Chair

Susanne Clee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, has been awarded the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in the Genetics of Obesity and Diabetes. Her research focuses on the identification of new genetic factors that increase the risk of developing obesity and diabetes.

Canada Research Chair Profile

New Link Discovered Between Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes

Jim Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences and the Department of Surgery, is the senior author of this significant paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Using a powerful new technology called proteomics, we were the first to show that fats can dramatically reduce the levels of Carboxypeptidase E, thereby linking one of the most important diabetes risk factors to this important protein that controls beta-cell function and survival.”

Type 1 Diabetes Breakthrough

Timothy Kieffer, Professor in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, and his lab have discovered how to cure Type 1 diabetes in laboratory mice, by genetically engineering cells in the animal’s gut to produce insulin at meal times. The researchers altered K cells so that instead of producing glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide, they produced insulin.