Seven Faculty of Medicine researchers are among a group of new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) announced today at UBC. The university received funding for a total of 19 new chairs and three renewed chairs.
In total, the Government of Canada is investing more than $151 million to support 188 new and renewed Chairs at 43 academic institutions across the country.
Established in 2000, the CRC program helps bolster academic research by attracting and retaining world’s brightest scholars and scientists. Chairholders work across a diversity of fields to advance knowledge and discovery, improve quality of life, strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, and train the next generation of highly skilled talent.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), a partner of the CRC program, also announced an investment of $9.5 million for cutting-edge research infrastructure to support chairholders. Through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), a combined total of $489,382 was awarded to new CRCs at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, including Drs. Jane Hill, Janice Leung and Manu Madhav.
The Faculty of Medicine researchers and their Chairs:
Newly appointed CRCs in the Faculty of Medicine:
Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences
Tier 1 CRC in Precision Cancer Drug Design
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Tier 2 CRC in Population-Based Gynecologic and Perinatal Outcomes
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tier 1 CRC in Breath Science and Technology
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Tier 2 CRC in Translational Airway Biology
Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering
Tier 2 CRC in Neural Circuits of Cognition and Control
Kasmintan (Intan) Schrader
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics
Tier 2 CRC in Clinical Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Renewed CRCs in the Faculty of Medicine:
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics
Tier 1 CRC in Social Epigenetics