Recent Awards, Honours, and Grants

Research Awards/Honours

Researcher  Honour
Dr. Peter Leung and Dr. Judith Hall New Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (2011)
Dr. Peter Leung Re-appointment to UBC Vancouver Senate 
Dr. Judith Hall 2011 Dr. Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Dr. Patricia Janssen 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Washington's School of Public Health.
Dr. Patricia Janssen 2009 President's Award for Public Education through Media from UBC. Awarded March 2010.
Dr. Patricia Janssen UBC Killam Teaching Prize for 2009/2010. Awarded March 2010.
Dr. Geoffrey Hammond Canada Research Chair in Reproductive Health – Tier I renewal.

Researcher Grants

Researcher Grant 
Dr. Wendy Norman CIHR Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI),  $587,864 for 2 years, Project: Contraception Access Research Team - Contraception Cost-effectiveness Modeling (CART-CCM).
Dr. Peter Leung  CIHR Operating Grant, $622,876 for 5 years, Project: Regulation of human ovarian granulosa cell function by GDF9 and BMP15.
Dr. KS Joseph CIHR Applied Chairs in Reproductive, Child & Youth Health Services & Policy Research, $925,000 for 5 years, Project: Health services research for optimizing maternal, fetal, and infant health.
Dr. Peter von Dadelszen Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. $24.4 million for 7 years. Project: PRE-eclampsia-Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention and Treatment (PRE-EMPT).
Dr. Geoffrey Hammond CIHR Operating Grant, $697,885 for 5 years. Project: Biological actions of GnRH in human trophoblast and endometrial stromal cells.
Dr. Carolyn Brown  CIHR Operating Grant, $763,376 for 5 years. Project: The role of XIST in Human X-Chromosome Inactivation. 
Dr. Peter von Dadelszen CIHR Knowledge Translation Prize. $100,000 for 1 year. Project: Nomination to the 2012 Knowledge Translation Prize.
Dr. Peter Leung CIHR Operating Grant, $596,750 for 5 years. Project: Biological actions of GnRH in human trophoblast and endometrial stromal cells. 
Dr. Pablo Nepomanschy  MSFHR Career Investigator Award, Scholar. Project: The dynamic interplay between women's stress and reproductive axes across reproductive transitions: post-partum amenorrhea, the resumption of ovarian cyclicity, and early pregnancy. 
Dr. Wendy Norman MSFHR Career Investigator Award, Scholar. Project: Family planning health services research. 
Dr. Jennifer Hutcheon  CIHR New Investigator Grant, $300,000 for 5 years. Project: Optimal timing of elective repeat caesarean delivery.
Dr. Carolyn Brown CIHR Operating Grant, $767,891 for 5 years. Project: Functional Characterization of Genomic DNA Elements Regulating Epigenetic Silencing.
Dr. Wendy Robinson  CIHR Operating Grant, $788,200 for 5 years. Project: Epigenetic alterations of the placenta that may be predictive of onset pre-eclampsia. 
Dr. Peter von Dadelszen CIHR Operating Grant, $474,243 for 3 years. Project: Angiogenic factors in identifying placental intrauterine growth restriction. 
Dr. Peter von Dadelszen Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Project: PRE-eclampsia-Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention and Treatment (PRE-EMPT).
Dr. Wendy Robinson CIHR, Project: DNA Methylation and its Association with Neural Tube Defects.
Dr. Geoffrey Hammond CIHR, Project: Corticosteroid-binding globulin: key regulator of glucocorticoid action during development and disease.
Dr. Evica Rajcan-Separovic CIHR, Project: Genomics of Idiopathic Intellectual Disabilities.
Dr. Evica Rajcan-Separovic CIHR, Project: Genomic Changes in Human Miscarriages and their Functional Consequences.

Trainee Awards

Trainee Award 
Dr. Tabassum Firoz and Tatenda Makanga 

Grand Challenges Canada Grant for Rising Stars in Global Health, Project: MOM (Mapping Outcomes for Mothers).  Supervisors: Dr. Peter von Dadelszen and Dr. Laura Magee, with Dr. Nadine Schuurman (SFU).
Magda Price  CIHR Doctoral Award, Project: Epigenetics of Neural Tube Defects. Supervisor: Dr Wendy Robinson.
Sarah Munro 
 CIHR Doctoral Award. Project: Birth after a previous caesarean section: Health communications strategies to enhance decision-making. Supervisor: Dr. Patricia Jansen. 
Cindy Barha
CIHR Fellowship Award. Project: Periconceptional cortisol levels and post-natal functioning.
Courtney Hanna
2012 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Supervisor: Wendy Robinson. 
Jung-Chien Cheng 
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Outstanding Achievement by a Doctoral Candidate. Supervisor: Dr. Peter Leung.
Ryan Yuen BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Graduate Studentship, PhD. Supervisor: Dr. W. Robinson.
Ting-Kuang Yang BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Master's Award, MSc. Supervisor: Dr. C. Brown.
Kathrin Stoll BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Doctoral Award, PhD. Co-supervisor: Dr. P. Janssen.

BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Travel Awards

Researcher  Award 
Fengtao Shi 14th International Congress of Endocrinology (March 26-30, 2010). Supervisor: Dr. Peter Leung.
Sina Sakian European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (June 26-30, 2010). Supervisor: Dr. Sai Ma.
Samantha Jayne Benton XVII International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy World Congress (October 3-6, 2010). Supervisor: Dr. Peter von Dadelszen.
Jennifer Hutcheon XVII International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy World Congress (October 3-6, 2010). Supervisor: Dr. KS Joseph.