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CHÉOS Trainee Seminar: Drs. Beth Snow & Gurpreet Singhera

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March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This series is intended for CHÉOS trainees as well as the Heart Lung Innovations (HLI) trainees as our guests, together with trainee supervisors and new investigators from these respective organizations. The series format will include an invited speaker addressing one of several career development topics with a trainee presentation to follow. By invitation only. For more information, please contact jpongrac@cheos.ubc.ca.

The Evaluation Profession

Dr. Beth Snow, Program Head – Evaluation, CHÉOS

Dr. Snow has been a professional evaluator in the BC healthcare system for more than a decade. In her talk, she will discuss her journey from researcher to evaluator; explore the similarities and differences among evaluation, research, and other approaches to assessing health service and systems; and introduce you to the profession of evaluation, including the competencies for Canadian evaluation program and the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation.

Dr. Beth Snow, is a Scientist and the Head of Evaluation at CHÉOS at Providence Health Care. She has conducted evaluations in a range of healthcare settings, including public health, acute care, and long-term care.  She holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry (with a minor in Drama) from McMaster University, a MSc in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph, a PhD in Human Nutrition from UBC, and an MBA from the UBC Sauder School of Business.  Beth holds a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and serves at the Vice-President of the CES. She also holds appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC School of Population & Public Health and as an Adjunct Professor in the SFU Faculty of Health Sciences. 

Cardiovascular Biobanking: Enabling Translational Research in Cardiovascular Disease

Gurpreet Singhera, Operations Manager, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation

The BMCB contains more than 100,000 clinically annotated and well-maintained human cardiac samples, representing an invaluable resource. This talk will focus on the history and day-to-day operations of the Bruce McManus Cardiovascular Biobank (BMCB) at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation.  Gurpreet will also explain how the BMCB can provide access to researchers for these precious resources to enable world-class correlative translational science while keeping an active role in public engagement.

Dr. Gurpreet Singhera, holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Punjab and a MSc and PhD in Microbiology (major) and Biochemistry (minor) from the Punjab Agricultural University. She migrated to Canada in 1996, joined UBC in 1997 and since 2000 she has been affiliated with the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation. Gurpreet brings extensive experience in tissue and cell biobanking, lab management, project management, and inter-disciplinary collaborations. As Operations manager, she oversees the heart failure archiving team and biobanking of each sample using standardized protocol in a variety of formats suitable for a multitude of research applications. Gurpreet also facilitates cardiovascular research within the HLI community and as well as with external collaborators. In addition to engaging in collaborative research, she enjoys volunteering.

By invitation only.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie at jpongrac@cheos.ubc.ca.

Attendance can be in person or virtually. For those attending in person, a light lunch will be provided.


March 24
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Room 1500 at St. Paul’s Hospital, or Online
1081 Burrard Street + Google Map