Celebrate Research Week

Past Celebrate Research Week Events

Celebrate Research Week is an engaging public showcase of events and activities that represent UBC’s strengths and diversity in research. For Celebrate Research 2013, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences was pleased to present Sex & Drugs & Reproductive Health on March 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hosted in Room 1201 in our new building, the public event featured  the following speakers in   the area of women’s reproductive health:

Cynthia Harper, PhD; Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco;
Presentation Title: Pharmacy Access to Emergency Contraception and Beyond ...

Joy Johnson, PhD, RN, FCAHS; Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Gender and Health; Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia;
Presentation Title: Reproductive Health: Considering the Nexus of Sex, Gender and Health

Mary Stephenson, MD, MSc, FRSCS, FACOG; Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.
Presentation Title: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss:  Major Contributions from UBC

The event was also submitted to UBC CPPD for review for continuing education credits, and included the premier of "Know Your Birth Control Rights," an initiative led by Dr. Judith Soon and Dr. Jean Shoveller, professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC Faculty of Medicine, with the assistance of fourth-year UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences student Lauren Bissonnette.

We thank everyone who attended and our generours sponsors:


Featuring a panel of internationally distinguished speakers, Systems Health
explored how personalized medicine is evolving into a holistic view of
health care encompassing a wide range of biological phenomena:

Dr. Nessa Carey, External Research and Development Innovation organization, Pfizer
(Seminar Title: "The epigenetics revolution – why our genetic code is a script and not a blueprint")

Dr. Karen Nelson, director, Rockville, Maryland campus, J. Craig Venter Institute (Seminar Title: "Exploration and recent findings from the human microbiome")

Dr. Ben van Ommen, principal scientist, TNO (Seminar Title: "Phenotypic flexibility and systems health in practice: towards P4 medicine in type 2 diabetes") 

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A special seminar event was held on March 7 featuring:

Dr. Michael Bliss, CM, PhD, FRSC, University Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Toronto (Seminar Title: "Resurrections in Toronto: The Emergence of Insulin: 1920-1923")

Dr. Jay Wortman, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada (Seminar Title: "My Big Fat Diet")

Dr. Tony K.T. Lam, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology and Medicine, Toronto General Research Institute, University of Toronto (Seminar Title: "CNS sensing mechanisms in diabetes and obesity")

Dr. Bruce Verchere, PhD, Professor, Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Surgery, University of British Columbia (Seminar Title: "Beta cells in type 2 diabetes and islet transplants")

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