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Recent News

Michael Meaney awarded Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine has selected Dr. Michael Meaney to receive the Margolese prize for his work exploring how epigenetic changes affect neurodevelopment, and for his potential to make further contributions brain research. The prize includes a $50,000 award, among the most lucrative honour given by a Canadian university. The recipient was chosen by an international panel of experts and a UBC committee chaired by Robert McMaster, Executive Associate Dean, Research and Deborah Money, Executive Vice Dean.


Lauren Reynolds
Congratulations to Lauren Reynolds, Ph.D. candidate in Cecilia Flores's laboratory, who was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (NRSA F31) from the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Insititute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This is a very prestigious award, that has been awarded to very few students in Canada in the past.   This award  will support Lauren as she completes her Ph.D. in the Integrated Program in...
Diane Boivin
You may have noticed that women are more prone to sleep disturbances than men. They are, for instance, up to twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men. Could there be a link between the body clock that regulates sleep and being a female or a male? Yes, according to an original study conducted by Dr. Diane B. Boivin of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. By controlling for the menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptive use, Dr...
Sylvia Villeneuve
Congratulation to Sylvia Villeneuve, who was recently awarded grants for two major Alzheimer societies, the Alzheimer Society (Canada) and the Alzheimer Society.   Dr. Villeneuve won an Alzheimer Society Research Program/Brain Canada New Investigator Grant, which are designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers who are within the first 2 years of their initial academic appointment. Dr. Villeneuve received funding for research aiming to track Alzheimer’s disease progression at...