News & Honours


Dr. Francis Lynn study published
Dr. Francis Lynn (General Surgery) and his PhD student Nicole Krentz have published their studies showing how the NEUROG3 transcription factor regulates pancreatic islet beta cell differentiation in the journal Developmental Cell.  These studies provide insight into how stem cells can be stimulated to generate beta cells for treatment of diabetes.  Developmental Cell is a […] Read More >


Dr. Nadine Caron receives Wallace Wilson Leadership Award
Dr. Nadine Caron (General Surgery) is the 2017 recipient of the UBC Medical Alumni Association Wallace Wilson Leadership Award.  The annual Wallace Wilson Leadership Award is presented to a graduate who has demonstrated high ethical standards and outstanding leadership to the profession.   Read More >


Richard Simons Honoured
Dr. Richarch Simons (General Surgery) Simons was honoured with the Dr. Charles Burns Board Recognition Award at the 2017 Trauma Association of Canada’s (TAC) annual conference. Read More >


Dr. Mick receives CIHR Award
Dr. Paul Mick (Otolaryngology) and his research colleagues have been awarded a highly competitive CIHR Grant Award to study the “Interactions of sensory, cognitive, and social factors and their influence on the health and quality of life of older Canadians”. Read More >


Dr. Megan Levings awarded UBC Killam Research Prize
Dr Megan Levings (General Surgery) has won a prestigous UBC Killam Research Prize. Killam prizes are awarded to full-time faculty members in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions in all fields of research. Read More >


Dr. Dan Luciani promoted to Associate Professor
Dr. Dan Luciani (General Surgery) has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery.  Dr.  Luciani studies the mechanisms underlying pancreatic islet β-cell death.  Intriguing new findings suggest that the cellular machinery that mediates cell ‘suicide’ also has important roles in normal β-cell function and can control if β-cells adapt or fail during […] Read More >


$1.8 million to support stem cell based therapies
Department of Surgery investigators have received $1.8 million to develop stem cell therapies or to explore ways of making them more effective or feasible. One of the grants will fund a first-of-its-kind clinical trial that will recruit Type 1 diabetes patients in British Columbia. Read More >


2016 Chung Research Day a Success
On November 7th 2016 the 22ndAnnual WB and MH Chung Research Day was held. Read More >


Residents get a workout during the 2016 Surgical CRASH Course
Many surgical residents participated the Surgical CRASH Course in October 2016. Read More >


Dr. Neely Panton is the commencement speaker at the University College
Dr. Neely Panton (Head, General Surgery) is the commencement speaker this year at the University College of Cayman Island. From the Commencement program: Dr. Neely Panton, is Clinical Professor and Head of the University of British Columbia Division of General Surgery, Vancouver and University of British Columbia hospitals. He is also the Governor of the […] Read More >


Dr. Reza Jalili receives start-up award.
Dr. Reza Jalili (Plastic Surgery) has received a Faculty of Medicine Start-up Award.  Dr. Jalili’s research focuses on developing treatments that can heal chronic wounds.  Wounds consist of skin and extracellular matrix (ECM).  Following an injury, many components of the ECM are impacted resulting in an uneven and rough wound bed.   Dr. Jalili aims to […] Read More >