Global Biobank Week provides a global platform for comprehensive discussion and collaboration on activities important to biobanking and biopreservation of samples and data for research.
Dr. Brent Schacter, Section of Medical Oncology & Hematology, was the Vice-Chair of Global Biobank Week held in Stockholm, Sweden in September. The meeting attracted 860 participants, making it the largest biobanking conference ever held.
The strength of any department lies in its’ members and their achievements and awards. Congratulations are extended to:
Dr. Yoav Keynan, Section of Infectious Diseases, who has been named this year’s recipient of the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre’s Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award. The award consists of a $4,000 contribution to help offset the operating expenses for the supervision of a B.Sc. (Med) student at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Ryan Skrabek, Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, who received the 2017 Hy Dubo Educator of the Year Award in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Sepideh Pooyania, Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, who has been invited to be a member of the Best Practice Recommendation Guidelines for Stroke Care, 2017-2018 Writing Group.
Dr. Jonathon Bellas, Section of General Internal Medicine, who has been selected the recipient of the 2017 PA Educator Award by the Canadian Physician Assistant Education Association (CPAEA) and the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA).
The Young Investigator Grant Competition, sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine, will be held on an annual basis to support research activities of junior faculty members (with less than 5 years since their initial appointment) within the Department of Internal Medicine.
The purpose of the grant is to allow a young investigator to generate preliminary results that will enable him/her to subsequently apply for an extramural grant, i.e. the Department’s Young Investigator grant is meant to serve as seed money for starting a research career.
Please see the Terms of Reference on our department wiki for details.
Should you have any questions, touch base with your Section Head or the Department’s Managing Director, Dale Gustafson.
NOTE: Deadline for Submission is Jan 1, 2018 .