CHHM trainee recognized by VCHRI with Rising Star Award

CHHM trainee recognized by VCHRI with Rising Star Award

Sarah Moore, trainee at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) and PhD Candidate with the Department of Experimental Medicine at UBC, is a recipient of the 2011 VCHRI Rising Star award.

The award recognizes Sarah’s talent as an emerging researcher and her contribution to the success of her peers through mentorship and collaborative activity.

Sarah’s research maps the long-term (10 year) trajectory of muscle and bone development in conjunction with the longitudinal UBC Healthy Bones Study, In particular, Sarah is interested in the role that physical activity and dietary habits play on healthy growth and development of the pediatric skeleton.

Sarah conducts her research under the supervision of Drs. Heather McKay and Heather Macdonald, and committee members Dr. Maureen Ashe (UBC), Dr. Kishore Mulpuri (UBC) and Don Bailey (University of Saskatchewan).

Sarah was a member of the inaugural CHHM Trainee Committee with previous Rising Star recipient and CHHM Alumni Emily McWalter. She continues to serve as advisor to this committee and provides insights and guidance to trainees.

This year’s 4th Annual CHHM Poster Day will take place on Friday, May 13th, 2011; 3/F 2647 Willow Chest Centre – Save the date!

Sarah also played a leadership role on various trainee activities such as presentation skills in-services and training on imaging equipment, among others, here at CHHM.

Finally, Sarah coordinates the Graduate Student Program at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), including the popular Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW). The workshops are designed for graduate students to develop and enhance their instructional skills. The ISW caters to trainees new to teaching and those who wish to refresh and enhance their teaching skills. Program information is available at

Sarah received a travel grant that she will use toward attending or presenting at a scientific conference of her choice. Congratulations Sarah!