Latest News & Events

Latest News & Events

Listed here are the latest news and event announcements from CMMT. Click here to view all press releases and special announcements. Click here to view all events.
News Dr. Michael Hayden appointed to the Order of Canada January 7th, 2011

Dr. Michael Hayden has been named to the Order of Canada for his outstanding contributions as a physician-scientist to the understanding of Huntington disease and other genetic disorders. Read more.

Governor General Announcement.

News Michael Hayden joins Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Board of Directors December 2nd, 2010

Michael Hayden, Director of the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI), and Professor in the Department of Medicine/Medical Genetics at UBC, is the latest addition to the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). Widely known and highly regarded in the health research community, his three-year term as board member will provide MSFHR with a wealth of expertise as the Foundation moves towards year two of their five-year Strategic Direction 2009 – 2015.

News Dr. Michael Hayden nominated for theTransformational Canadian award November 24th, 2010

World-renowned geneticist and author of over 600 publications, Dr. Hayden studies the genetic roots of illness in order to develop better treatments for patients suffering from debilitating disease, including diabetes and coronary artery disease. Much of his career has also been devoted to understanding the development of Huntington’s disease and seeking a cure for the devastating neurological disorder; he is the world’s most cited author on Huntington’s disease.

News Ripples of Hope Pfizer Award granted to two dedicated researchers November 17th, 2010

Pfizer Canada is pleased to announce that this year's Ripples of Hope Award will be given to two individuals for their outstanding work in the areas of Mental Health and Rare Diseases. Safia Ladha is currently working towards a Masters in Science at the University of British Columbia in her pursuit of a career in Medical Genetics. Dr. Amber Southwell is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics and is conducting research for the treatment of Huntington Disease (HD). "While at different stages in their careers, what Dr. Southwell and Ms.

News The Kobor lab Magic School Bus visits the BC Children's hospital October 31st, 2010

Dressed up as characters from the popular TV Show, the Magic School Bus, for Halloween celebrations this year, members of CMMT's Kobor lab visited the BC Children's Hospital.

News Many Mini Mind Promoters October 28th, 2010

A complex tissue is a mosaic of many cell types and subtypes. For a scientist interested in how a tissue functions or is organized, the ability to target gene expression to restricted sets of cells is a critical experimental tool. And yet, with a few exceptions, such tools are notoriously difficult to come by. Read more about the Pleiades Promoter Project

Event Gairdner Foundation National Program October 25th, 2010

Join us for an inspiring session with two prominent scientists and 2010 Canada Gairdner Award Recipients. This FREE event will take place from 4pm to 6pm at the Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC2)of the Life Sciences Centre in The University of British Columbia. Click here for directions.

Event 2010 International Gairdner Symposium October 25th, 2010

Discover health science careers and learn about leading edge research. Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to attend a symposium with two Gairdner 2010 award winners, meet health sciences experts and tour research labs at the 2010 International Gairdner Symposium


About the Event:
9:00-9:30am Registration
9:30-11:30am Presentations
11:30-12:45pm Lab tours

News Heal or Harm? The Truth About Prescription Drugs October 5th, 2010

Prescription drugs meant to make your child feel better may be putting her at risk. Now Canadian researchers, Drs. Hayden and Carleton, are figuring out why — and their work is saving kids' lives. Read more in Today's Parent

News Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Launches New Assessment on Canada’s Strategic Role in Global Health October 1st, 2010

Dr. Michael Hayden is part of the expert panel, launched by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS)to assess Canada’s strategic role in global health. Read more.