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Member news: July 2019

Dr. Nick Weilinger.

Pictured: Dr. Nick Weilinger (PI: Dr. Brian MacVicar), who won an award for best basic science poster at the Department of Psychiatry's annual Research Day in June. Image credit: Paul Joseph/UBC.

Search for new DMCBH Director begins

The Faculty of Medicine, UBC and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute invite applications for the position of Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. This appointment is for an initial term of (5) years with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review and is expected to be filled by a candidate internal to the University, at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure. Read more at


Psychiatry Research Day

The Department of Psychiatry Research Day took place on June 20, 2019. The following are recipients of prizes for talks and posters; for more information and a complete list of award recipients, visit

  • Dr. Peng Zhang (PI: Dr. Ann Marie Craig) was awarded the 2019 Necia Laura May Elvin Memorial Prize in Schizophrenia Research.
  • Dr. John-Jose Nunez (PI: Dr. Raymond Lam) received the Tsung-Yi Li Award for Clinical Research. 
  • Dr. Yun Zhang (PI: Dr. Weihong Song) received a Department of Psychiatry Research Day Award for best Lightning Talk. 
  • Dr. Nick Weilinger (PI: Dr. Brian MacVicar) was awarded a Zeldowicz Basic Science Poster Award at the Department of Psychiatry Research Day.

MSFHR Trainee Awards

MSFHR Trainee Awards support health researchers in the training phase of their research career to enable career development and the long-term success of the BC health research landscape.

VCHRI Trainee Awards

Listen up

Episode 2: Get a Cat, Her Royal Science, is now online. Find out how you can subscribe or listen online at Related: Her Royal Science tells the stories of the scientists behind the science.

Summer reading

Our 2018/19 Year in Review is available on our website; for hard copies, email

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