News & Honours


$3 million donation to Pancreas Centre BC
Congratulations to: Dr. Charles Scudamore (General Surgery) pictured as the 2nd on left who was appointed as the Chair of the Jack and Darlene Poole Surgical .... Read More >


Another MSFHR fellowship awardee
Congratulations to: Dr. Francesco Crea (PDF with Dr. Cheryl Helgason, General Surgery) Dr. Crea’s work involves a largely overlooked epigenetic mechansism: gene expression regulation by long-non coding RNAs (lncRNAs). He is studying the role of those genes in the process of metastatic spreading, with the ultimate goal of developing novel therapies for aggressive tumors. We […] Read More >


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research fellowship
Congratulations to: Dr Reza Jalili a postdoctoral research fellow with Dr. Garth Warnock (General Surgery) and Dr. Aziz Ghahary (Plastic Surgery), who has received a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Resarch (MSFHR) post-doctoral fellowship award for his work developing novel cell-based therapies for treatment of type 1 diabetes. In this project, Dr. Jalili wants to […] Read More >


Branch for International Surgical Care online graduate courses
Looking to make a difference in low-income, under served communities of the world? The Branch for International Surgical Care is now offering three online graduate courses in global surgery. Surgery 510 – Surgical care in International Health Upon successful completion of this course learners will have: Increased understanding of the global status of unmet surgical […] Read More >


M.Sc. in Surgery defense
Dr. Abdulrahman Essam Alsabban defended his MSc in Surgery thesis entitled: “Establishing methods to screen novel small molecules targeting insulin-like growth factor/insulin-like growth factor binding protein interaction” on July 18th. Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are important hormone regulators of growth and development that have also been implicated in the etiology of several cancers. The bioavailability […] Read More >


Macrophage and Type II Diabetes
Congratulations to: Dr. Jan Ehses (General Surgery) who has as received a CIHR grant to study the contribution of macrophages to islet inflammation and beta cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes. This grant studies how macrophages can be converted to beneficial healing and tissue regenerating macrophages with the goal of using these cells to treat […] Read More >


Visit to Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Centre
Dr. Jeffrey Ludemann, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, visited Guangzhou Women and Children’s ..... Read More >


Macebearer for the MD Class of 2013
Dr. Andrew Seal, Associate Professor Emeritus, is honored to perform the duties of Macebearer. He is seen leading the Chancellor's Procession. Read More >


Connections to National Transplantation Program
Dr. Megan Levings, CFRI Scientist and UBC Professor (rear) Read More >


Academic Gowns
Pictured: Dean Stuart with Dr. Nancy Van Laeken and Dr. John Kestle at the “Gowning Ceremony” held by the Faculty of Medicine. This event recognizes the individuals who .... Read More >


International Surgical Care
UBC Surgery Faculty Dr. Brian Westerberg (left-rear) Dr. Robert Taylor (right-rear) and philanthropist Mr. Gary Segal (center) visit Gondar University Hospital, Etihiopia. The Branch for International Surgical Care.... Read More >