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Three MSc students graduate from their programs

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Three MSc students at the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention graduated from UBC during the spring convocation.

Angelica Leon completed her thesis on workplace wellness programs and chronic disease prevention.

Ace Chan completed their thesis on cervical cancer prevention in the LGBTQI2S population.

Julia Dun completed her thesis on breast cancer prevention.

All three graduates were supervised by Dr. Carolyn Gotay.

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Centre trainees present at Canadian Nutrition Society annual conference

Friday, May 11, 2018

Christina Gu and Gaya Murthy presented posters at the Canadian Nutrition Society annual conference on May 3-5, 2018 in Halifax.

Ms. Murthy, an MSc student with Dr. Rachel Murphy, presented two posters. The first was entitled “Assessing willingness to try novel and familiar foods among British Columbia children: Impact of Food Explorers, a school-based nutrition education program.” The second was an infographic entitled “Health School Lunch Builder” for which she won first place in the CNS 2018 Annual Conference Infographic Award competition.

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Ace Chan receives scholarship from the LOUD Foundation

Friday, April 27, 2018

UBC SPPH MSc student Ace Chan has won a scholarship from the LOUD Foundation.

The LOUD Foundation invests in future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ community.

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New osteoporosis resource for women who have received breast cancer treatment

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

In collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention, Dr. Olivia Tseng—a medical doctor who recently completed her PhD at UBC—has developed a free, online, evidence-based resource for women of all ages who have received breast cancer treatment.

Breast cancer treatments can lead to faster bone loss, lower bone density, and higher risk for osteoporosis and broken bones. The resource provides practical tips and information for women to find out whether they may be at risk and what they can do to prevent changes to their bone health.

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Dr. Murphy receives new investigator award

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Dr. Rachel Murphy will receive the CIHR-INMD/CNS New Investigator Award at the Canadian Nutrition Society’s annual meeting in Halifax on May 5.

One award is given each year to recognize a new investigator who have demonstrated excellence and outstanding contributions in nutrition-related research.

Dr. Murphy’s research focuses on nutrition, obesity, and chronic disease prevention. She studies how to reduce the risk of cancer through modifiable factors, such as diet, body weight, and physical activity, with a particular interest in older populations.

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