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Neurosciences & Mental Health

Recent awards

UBC Science Co-op Supervisor Recognition Award - Dr. Elizabeth Pang

Congratulations to Dr. Pang on receiving a 2019 UBC Science Co-op Supervisor Recognition Award. This award was given to only 55 out of 1500 co-op supervisors. Recognizing “super” supervisors the award acknowledges those who provide exceptional mentorship, demonstrate excellent leadership/managerial skills and generally go above and beyond to provide a meaningful and quality work experience for their students.
 

Top 40 Under 40 – Dr. George Ibrahim

Dr. George Ibrahim was recently named a recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 award, a celebration of the top up-and-coming leaders in the country.

Dr. Ibrahim is a paediatric neurosurgeon and Associate Scientist in the Neurosciences & Mental Health program at SickKids Research Institute. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto.

At SickKids, he treats children with medically-intractable epilepsy, spasticity and functional disorders. His lab has yielded insights into personalized treatments for children with epilepsy and functional disorders by targeting specific network impairments and developing novel devices and treatment strategies. He was part of the team that performed the first deep brain stimulation to treat drug-resistant paediatric epilepsy in Canada.

 

2019 Till & McCulloch Award - Dr. Freda Miller

Dr. Freda Miller has been named winner of the 2019 Till & McCulloch Award for a new research discovery in tissue repair and regeneration that holds potential for future therapies. The Award is presented annually to one researcher in Canada who has made an exceptional contribution to global stem cell research in that year. Dr. Miller will present the Award lecture on November 5 at the Till & McCulloch Meetings (TMM) taking place in Montréal, Québec, based on her Cell Stem Cell paper entitled, “Mesenchymal Precursor Cells in Adult Nerves Contribute to Mammalian Tissue Repair and Regeneration.”

Watch this video to learn more about the paper's findings: