Awards – Archives

 

Mason - AwardsUBC Killam Teaching Prize 2014

Barry Mason
Senior Instructor in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences

 

Kieffer - AwardsUBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer (DMRL) Award 2014

Award recognizes distinguished research career, recognition in the medical community and effective contributions to student educational growth

Timothy Kieffer
Professor in the Departments of Cellular & Physiological Sciences

 

KindlerUBC Faculty of Dentistry Teaching Award 2014

Award recognizes contributions to the educational programs in the Faculty of Dentistry

Pawel Kindler
Senior Instructor in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences

 

Johnson-Awards

Killam Research Fellowship 2013

James Johnson
Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences

 

Kieffer-Awards

Award of Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty 2013

2013-2014 CPS Research Awards – Researcher of the Year

Timothy Kieffer
Professor in the Departments of Cellular & Physiological Sciences

 

Bruin-Awards

2013-2014 CPS Research Awards – Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year

Jenny Bruin

 

Yang-Awards

2013-2014 CPS Research Awards – Grad Student Researcher of the Year

Carol Yang

 

Haas-Awards

2012-2013 CPS Departmental Awards Researcher of the Year

Kurt Haas

 

Pines-Awards

2012-2013 CPS Departmental Awards Postdoctoral and Research Scientist Award

Mary Pines

 

Baimbridge-Awards

2012 UBC Killam Teaching Prize

Kenneth Baimbridge

 

Courneya-Awards

2012 Dr. William Webber Award

Carol-Ann Courneya

 

Alimohammadi-Awards

2011 Outstanding Educator Award

Majid Alimohammadi

 

Johnson-Awards

2011 Novo Nordisk Award

Jim Johnson

 

Huynh-Awards

Canadian Diabetes Association Doctoral Student Research Award

Frank Huynh
Supervisor: Dr. Tim Kieffer

 

Kieffer-Awards

2010 Canadian Diabetes Association Young Scientist Award

Timothy Kieffer
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NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (PhD)

Tamara Bodnar
Supervisor: Dr. Joanne Weinberg

 

Denroche-Awards

Heather Denroche
The role of leptin in glucose homeostasis.
Supervisor: Dr. Tim Kieffer

 

Stephanie Ellis
Investigation of the cellular mechanisms that control diverse interactions between integrin and talin during development.
Supervisor: Dr. Guy Tanentzapf

 

Nicole Templeman
Metabolic responses of working skeletal muscle to acute and chronic hypoxia.
Supervisor: Dr. Jim Johnson

 

Globa-Awards

CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship Award (MSc)

Andrea Globa
The role of b-catenin stabilization in synaptic plasticity and chronic addiction.
Supervisor: Dr. Shernaz Bamji

 

NSERC Post Graduate Scholarship (MSc)

Vivian Lam
Supervisor: Dr. Joanne Weinber

 

Asghari-Awards

College for Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Award (PhD)

Parisa Asghari
Dynamic distribution of myocyte ryandine receptors (RyR).
Supervisor: Dr. Ed Moore

 

College for Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Award (MSc)

Michael Bround
Molecular and functional consequences of cardiac ryanodine receptor deletion.
Supervisor: Dr. Jim Johnson

 

Michelle Chan
Mitogenic effects of insulin in pancreatic cancer.
Supervisor: Dr. Jim Johnson

 

Smendziuk-Awards

Christopher Smendziuk
Innexin4 mediates stem cell differentiation and survival in the Drosophilia germline.
Supervisor: Dr. Guy Tanentzapf

 

Ban-Awards

Four Year Fellowship (PhD)

Gai Ban
Supervisor: Dr. T Michael Underhill

 

Fairchild-Awards

Michael Fairchild
A genome wide screen for cytoskeletal regulators of stem cell differentiation in Drosophilia testes identifies a sumor suppresor function for profiling.
Supervisor: Dr. Guy Tanentzapf

 

UBC Affiliated Award (MSc)

Alexander Perkins
An RNAi screen in Drosophila melanogaster to identify genes involved in maintaining tissue architecture.
Supervisor: Dr. Guy Tanentzapf

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 outstanding 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.