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Babak Shadgan receives 2018 MSFHR Scholar Award

18 June 2018

Babak Shadgan  | Image courtesy of VCH
Babak Shadgan
Image courtesy of VCH

SPIE Senior Member Babak Shadgan, a research scientist in clinical biophotonics and member of the Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia, received a Scholar Award from The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR).

Funded by the province of British Columbia, MSFHR helps develop, retain, and recruit talented people whose research improves the health of British Columbians, addresses health system priorities, creates jobs, and adds to the knowledge economy. The Scholar Program supports early career health researchers, helping them form their own research teams, train the next generation of scientists and develop world-leading research programs. Shadgan’s award will facilitate establishing a novel Clinical Biophotonics Laboratory at the University of British Columbia and International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) in Vancouver, Canada.

Shadgan is a very active member of the SPIE community. He has presented several times at SPIE conferences while taking on many roles at the conferences, from program committees to session chair, to teaching the course, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology in Optical Diagnostics at Photonics West. He has served on the Scholarship Committee, and published with SPIE journals and conference proceedings. For his many contributions to the Society, he was named an SPIE Senior Member in 2012.

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