UBC Faculty of Medicine Career Day

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Event Location 


Intended Audience 
Research Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The UBC Faculty of Medicine Career Day is our annual event to support research graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with the opportunity to hear from and network with professionals with advanced degrees in medicine working in a variety of different fields. This year the Faculty of Medicine’s Career Day will be hosted by the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

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1:00 - 2:00 pm: Charting career opportunities in health care research

  • Jacqui Brinkman, Director, Graduate Student Professional Development, UBC
  • Calvin Kuo, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, UBC
  • Chonnettia Jones, Vice-President, Research, Michael Smith Foundation of Health Research
  • Alon Hendel, Senior Medical Advisor, Amgen
  • Marcelo Mora, Business Development Specialist, Mitacs
  • Darby Thompson, Biostatistican & President, Emmes Canada

Break (15 minutes)

2:15 - 3:15 pm:  Online Sci Comm (with SciCATs)

  • Kaylee Byers, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Break (15 minutes)

3:30 - 4:30 pm: Insights from biotech CEO's on making the transition to industry

  • David Granville, Executive Director, VCHRI; Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
  • Lana Janes, Interim CEO, Abdera Pharmaceuticals
  • Tamer Mohamed, President & CEO, Aspect Biosystems
  • Maryam Sadeghi, CEO & Co-Founder, MetaOptima
  • Ali Tehrani, President & CEO, Zymeworks