2020 Recent Honours and Awards

Dr Jag Gill has been awarded the UBC Martin M Hoffman Award for Excellence in Research, awarded to a full-time faculty member in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions. The award will be presented at the Annual UBC Department of Medicine’s Award Breakfast (this year, virtually via Zoom) on June 4th, 2020.

Drs Mercedeh Kiaii,  Gerald DaRoza, and Bradford Strijack have been awarded the 2019 Clinical Teaching Excellence Awards to be presented virtually at the UBC Department of Medicine’s Faculty and Staff Awards on Thursday, June 4th, 2020.

Dr James Lan is one of three recipients of the 2020 Excellence in Patient-Oriented Research Award. The Excellence in Patient-Oriented Research Awards support clinician scientists to conduct patient-oriented research and involve patients as research partners. The award is a joint initiative of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the BC SUPPORT Unit, and promotes the further development of research capacity in British Columbia.

Dr Matt Kadatz has been awarded the Mentored Clinician Scientist Investigator Award from VCH Research Institute, a salary support award for two years, to pursue a program of work entitled “What is the value of a deceased organ donor?” which builds on his expertise in health economics and evaluation, and transplantation.

Dr Adeera Levin has been chosen as a recipient of the Honorary Medical Alumni Award for 2020 by the UBC Medical Alumni Association (MAA). The award will be presented at the UBC MAA Annual General Meeting & Awards Ceremony in 2021.

2019 Honours and Awards

Dr John Gill, has been chosen to receive an American Journal of Transplantation Outstanding Article award for  “Cost‐effectiveness of using kidneys from hepatitis C nucleic acid test–positive donors for transplantation in hepatitis C–negative recipients.”


2018 Honours and Awards

Drs Monica Beaulieu, Gerald DaRoza, Myriam Farah, Claire Harris, Bev Jung, and Peter Neufeld were named to the honour roll for the 2018 Clinical Teaching Excellence Award by the UBC Department of Medicine. 

Dr Sean Barbour received a letter from UBC Dean Kehler for Outstanding Academic Performance.

Dr Jag Gill received the Canadian Society of Transplantation 2018 Research Excellence Award. He was also awarded a $100,000 business case development grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for The BRIDGE to Transplantation Initiative, a BC-wide program for rural, remote, and Indigenous communities to gain equitable access to kidney transplants.

Dr Jag Gill, was awarded the 2nd highest value CIHR Grant ($2.3 million) in collaboration with Drs John Gill, David Landsberg, Olwyn Johnston and James Lan for Canadian Australian RCT of screening kidney transplant recipients for coronary artery disease (CARSK).

Drs John Gill, Jag Gill, James Lan, with David Landsberg and Olwyn Johnston, under the leadership of Dr Paul Keown, together were successful in the Genome Canada Precision Medicine CAN PREVENT AMR grant ($2.42 million).