Members of the faculty receive 2017 UBC Health Awards

Members from the Faculty of Medicine, including students and faculty, are among the recipients of the 2017 UBC Health Awards. Every year, UBC Health offers several awards and scholarships to outstanding individuals and teams who embody excellence in interprofessional collaboration, health education, research and mentorship.

Our recipients include:

Professor Jessie Gordon MacCarthy Memorial Scholarship

  • Minnie Yu-Ching Teng, a second year student in the Master of Occupational Therapy program, is the recipient of the 2017 Professor Jessie Gordon MacCarthy Memorial Scholarship for her outstanding commitment and leadership in community projects assisting the elderly and people with disabilities.

ImpactBC Scholarships in Health Care Research and Development

  • Five medical students are the recipients of the 2017 ImpactBC Scholarships. Ian Yu Yang Miao, a fourth-year student in the MD undergraduate program, received the ImpactBC Scholarship in Health Care Research and Development for his summer research project at BC Children’s Hospital focused on the usability and feasibility testing of a smartphone health application designed to aid parents in the management of children’s post-operative pain. Team members Daphne Lu, Marina Parapini, Karla Rebullar and Jeffery Tong, all fourth-year students in the MD undergraduate program, each received the ImpactBC Scholarship in Health Care Research and Development for their team project evaluating the refugee experience using interpretation services in the primary care setting in British Columbia.

John F. McCreary Prize for Interprofessional Teamwork

  • Christine Loock, Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, received the 2017 John F. McCreary Prize for Interprofessional Teamwork for co-leading RICHER (Responsive, Intersectoral-Interdisciplinary, Child-Community, Health, Education and Research). This interprofessional and intersectoral clinical practice initiative was introduced to complement, enrich and extend existing clinical services along the continuum, from prevention to specialized supports for children in Vancouver’s inner city.

Practice Education Team Award

  • The PRISM (Prince Rupert Interprofessional Student-Led Model) Clinic Team, received the 2017 Practice Education Award for their creative and innovative model of service delivery in an interprofessional setting. In partnership with the UBC Department of Physical Therapy and Northern Health, the PRISM Clinic was established in a rural remote setting in northern BC. The clinic accepts students from physical therapy, occupational therapy and rehabilitation sciences from BC and across Canada, and implements strategies to provide creative and innovative learning to students who learn with and from other disciplines while delivering care in an under-serviced region.

The Office of UBC Health will formally present the awards to all winners during a reception in February 2018.