The faculty of medicine’s Dr. Steven Miller and Dr. Fabio Rossi are among 102 new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) in recognition of their outstanding scholarly and scientific achievement.
The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2,500 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished individuals from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.
“The Royal Society of Canada is delighted to welcome this outstanding cohort of artists, scholars and scientists. These individuals are recognised for their exceptional contributions to their respective disciplines and are a real credit to Canada,” says RSC President Jeremy McNeil.
A total of 13 UBC faculty members were announced by the RSC as new Fellows and as new Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The 2022 Fellows and Members will be welcomed into the RSC in November at the RSC Celebration of Excellence and Engagement. Read the full RSC announcement.
The faculty of medicine inductees are:
Dr. Steven Miller, Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Miller is a physician-scientist leader whose brain-imaging studies of critically-ill newborns identified the power of early-life intensive care unit experience to shape the trajectory of brain development through childhood. His findings led a paradigm shift from brain injury as a fixed-event to a focus on “everyday” interventions that he showed are modifiable to promote brain maturation across the life-course.
In addition to his UBC faculty appointment, Dr. Miller is an investigator at BC Children’s Hospital and holds the Hudson Family Hospital Chair in Pediatric Medicine. He is also chief of pediatric medicine at BC Children’s Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre, Provincial Health Services Authority.
Dr. Fabio Rossi, Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Medical Genetics
Dr. Rossi’s innovative approaches to understand the cellular origins and differentiation capabilities of tissue-resident cells have opened up new fields of research. His work is recognized internationally for providing new strategies to treat chronic degenerative diseases such as muscular dystrophy. His efforts in the Canadian and international regenerative medicine community have catalyzed the creation of new interdisciplinary research clusters and advanced Canadian leadership in this important health research area.