Faculty of Medicine students and researchers receive Vanier and Banting scholarships


Several students and postdoctoral fellows from the Faculty of Medicine have received Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020-2021 and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS).

The CGS Vanier program awards up to $ 50,000 per year for three years to students working in the social and human sciences, natural sciences, engineering and health. The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are worth $ 70,000 per year for two years. Across Canada, 166 doctoral students received the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, while 70 received Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.

“This year’s Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellows recipients could not be more worthy of these prestigious awards,” said the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology. Of the industry. “They will bring new knowledge essential to their fields, help ensure that cutting-edge discoveries and innovations continue to propel Canada as a global leader, and contribute to a healthier, greener, fairer and more prosperous future.” . “

UBC’s world-class PhD students for 2021 include researchers working on everything from vaccine efficacy to data analysis and information dissemination. With Canadian and international recipients, funded projects include community-based research, multi-longitudinal studies, and projects that have the potential to have a direct impact on people around the world.

The scholarships are distributed equally among the three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Recipients of the Faculty of Medicine:

Banting Fellows

Ania bogoslowski, department of medical genetics

Supervisor: Josef Penninger
Research project: Characterization of neuro-immune interactions in the tumor microenvironment.

Emma Morton, department of psychiatry

Supervisors: Erin Michalak (UBC), John Torous (Harvard Medical School).
Research project: Towards a future optimizing the quality of life in bipolar disorder: a focus on digital health.

Vanier Scholars

Elisabeth Castle, School of Biomedical Engineering

Supervisor: Peter Zandstra
Research project: Engineering of an arterial niche in vitro for the development of hematopoietic stem cells competent for lymphoids.

Hamidreza Galavi, department of experimental medicine

Supervisor: Steven Daniel Pelech
Research project: Regulation of gene expression by phosphorylation of transcription factors.

Elyn Rowe, department of pathology and laboratory medicine

Supervisor: Cheryl Wellington
Research project: Study of the role of circulating high density lipoproteins containing apolipoprotein E in Alzheimer’s disease.

Shayda swann, MD / PhD program

Supervisors: Hélène Côté, Mélanie Murray
Research Project: Investigating the Role of Reproductive Hormones in Healthy Aging in Women Living with HIV: A Community Collaborative Cohort Study.

Maryam Vaseghi Shanjani, MD / PhD program

Supervisor: Stuart Turvey
Research project: Discovery and characterization of new monogenic causes of allergic diseases in humans.

Enav Zusman, department of obstetrics and gynecology

Supervisors: Timothy Oberlander (UBC), Robert Platt (McGill)
Research project: Associations between longitudinal changes linked to exposure to antidepressants that inhibit prenatal serotonin reuptake in the main regulating functions of stress and mood (anxiety and depression) during childhood: a study by cohort and population.


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