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Member news: January 2018
Dr. Jehannine Austin to strengthen mental health and substance use research as the new Executive Director of the Provincial Health Services Authority's BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute.
Dr. Julie Robillard brings her patient experience expertise tp BC Children's Hospital and BC Children's Hospital Research Institute in addition to her role as Associate Director with the National Core for Neuroethics.
Read our round-up of recent funding recipients, Significant brain research funding for DMCBH member projects.
Congratulations to Anne Liu for defending her MSc thesis with flying colors! pic.twitter.com/Z4gN9QvxfX— Brian macvicar (@brian_macvicar) January 5, 2018
In the modern world, the ability to understand, analyze, and solve complex problems has become essential. (Under)grad students learn these skills at basic science labs at universities. Their way of thinking is urgently needed, in particular outside academia. #supporthereport— Alexander Rauscher (@rauscherMRI) January 9, 2018
Stay tuned for @brainbuzzpod, a new podcast hosted by @UBCPsych grad students @kylegooderham & @DrakeLevere! #BrainBuzz explores new and exciting topics in ways that will make your brain buzz #scicomm pic.twitter.com/OboF8ZRGe2— UBC Psychology (@UBCPsych) January 9, 2018
Thanks to UBC’s NINET laboratory for showing me their pioneering work on treating depression and addiction with non-invasive brain stimulation pic.twitter.com/LW1n4tcNaw— Santa J. Ono (@ubcprez) January 30, 2018
- UBC faculty among new appointments to the Order of Canada (January 2, UBC Research + Innovation website)
- University Of British Columbia’s Top Scientific Research Of 2017: A Year In Review (Science Trends, January 4)
- Putting a stroke coach in every patient's corner (VCHRI news, January 4)
- The search for marijuana markers (The Globe and Mail, January 7)
- Turning trash into treasure: surplus lab equipment gets a new lease on life (UBC Psychology news, January 8)
- Comorbidities affect MS relapse risk and disability progression (DMCBH news, January 8)
- Smartphones and our brains (CBC Early Edition, January 9)
- 'Stroke coach' pilot program shows promise preventing secondary strokes (CBC News, January 16)
- UBC Psychology researchers awarded CIHR grants (UBC Psychology news, January 24)
- Extended rest isn't best solution for teens with concussions, says UBC neuroscientist (CBC Early Edition, January 25)
- Extended rest isn't best for teenagers with concussion, UBC study finds (CBC News, January 25)
- UBC-developed drug shows promise for calming overeager stem cells (UBC FoM news, January 25)
- The Amazing Ways Exercise Boosts Your Brain Power (Shape Magazine, January 26)
- More winter sport hospitalizations recorded in BC: health authority (News 1130, January 28)
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