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Calvin Kuo

Calvin Kuo

Calvin Kuo will be an assistant professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering starting July 1, 2020. He obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He was then a Killam Postdoctoral Scholar working with Jean-Sébastien Blouin …

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Noah Silverberg

Noah Silverberg

Dr. Noah Silverberg is a board-certified neuropsychologist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and a Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Medical and Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia. He holds a Clinician-Scientist Career Development Award from the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and a Health Professional Investigator award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health …

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Julia Schmidt

Julia Schmidt

Dr. Julia Schmidt’s research focuses on improving everyday life for people after brain injury through investigation of neurological and cognitive-psychological impact of brain injury to determine effective individualized interventions. Dr. Schmidt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia. She completed her BSc(OT) at …

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Courtney Pollock

Courtney Pollock

Dr. Courtney Pollock trained as a physiotherapist at McMaster University and worked clinically for over 10 years prior to transitioning to full-time research, this experience informs her research. Dr. Pollock earned a MSc at the University of Western Ontario, a PhD in Rehabilitation Science at UBC and completed post-doctoral studies at Simon Fraser University. Throughout …

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Bill Miller

Bill Miller

Dr. William Miller is a Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia. He pursued his undergraduate Occupational Therapy program at the University of British Columbia, followed by his MSc. and PhD at the University of Western Ontario and his Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of British …

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Rizhi Wang

Rizhi Wang

Biomaterials Biomaterials is a newly developed field that combines two technologies key to the prosperity of the 21st century: Biotechnology and Materials Science and Engineering. A biomaterial is a material used either to replace and repair living tissues, or to help them function properly. Typical examples are those used in artificial hip joints, artificial heart, …

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Chris Napier

Chris Napier

Chris, MPT, PhD, Sport Physiotherapy Diploma, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. He obtained his Master of Physiotherapy degree in Perth, Australia, in 2003, and his PhD (“Running biomechanics and injury prevention”) at UBC in 2018. Since becoming a physiotherapist, Chris has specialized his …

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Kishore Mulpari

Kishore Mulpuri

Dr. Kishore Mulpuri is the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, as well as a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at BC Children’s Hospital. He completed his medical and orthopaedic training at Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India, prior to pursuing orthopaedic fellowships at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, …

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Heather McKay

Heather McKay

Implementation and scale-up of health promoting interventions—a lifespan approach Research in healthy aging – a lifespan approach Professor McKay is known internationally for her study of: (i) myriad factors (e.g. physical activity) that influence the health of children and mobility, social connectedness and overall health of older adults; (ii) design, implementation/scale-up and evaluation at sccale …

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Bassam Masri

Bassam Masri

Dr. Masri currently serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at Vancouver Acute (Vancouver General and University Hospitals). His area of practice is restricted to Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Replacement and to Musculoskeletal Oncology through affiliation with …

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