UBC President one of four new Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences from UBC

Congratulations to UBC's four newest Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

The 2017 fellows were welcomed at an induction ceremony held in Ottawa on September 14.

UBC 2017 Fellows

Citations courtesy of CAHS

Jehannine Austin 
Dr. Austin’s pioneering genetic counseling research - showing that genetic counseling has meaningful benefits for people with psychiatric disorders and their families - has been acknowledged with national and international awards. The impact of her research led to a Canadian innovation in health care; the founding of the award‐winning, world’s first, specialist psychiatric genetic counseling service. The activities of the service are influencing health services worldwide and provide a deeply meaningful understanding for patients and their families. 

Lara Boyd
Dr. Boyd is Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. She is recognized internationally as a leader in the neurobiology of motor learning. Her research has developed new understandings of how the brain adapts to neurological disease and she has developed novel methods to harness brain recovery after injury and disease. She has demonstrated a long commitment to advance health sciences through her role as the University Health Research Advisor, as well as several senior roles where her efforts have led to the advancement of women in science. 

Michael Coughtrie
Dr. Coughtrie is a distinguished scientist, educator and mentor who is a passionate advocate for the health sciences and for the importance of collaborative practice in delivering high quality health care. Under his leadership, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC has shown true innovation in education of health professionals, delivered translational research with real impact and implemented new models of collaborative health care highlighting the role of pharmacists in interdisciplinary primary care. He is committed to continuing to advocate for the critical importance of all the health sciences in driving improved patient outcomes, delivering value and providing economic impact. Read more on the UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences wesbite

Santa J. Ono
Dr. Ono, is a Professor and the 15th President and Vice Chancellor of the University of British Columbia. He is a world-leading expert on ocular diseases. His seminal studies of the immune system and inflammation have defined mechanisms underlying age-related macular degeneration and other ocular diseases, and his translational discoveries contributed to early detection and treatment for the diseases. He has also made significant contributions to leading and reforming world-class education and research system as a leader of top-ranked universities and research institutions in USA and Canada.