Dr. Laura Arbour, professor of medical genetics at the Island Medical Program and affiliate professor with the University of Victoria’s Division of Medical Sciences, recently received a 2019 UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Arbour was recognized for her meritorious service to the university and community in relation to her work in medical genetics.
“It is an honour to be recognized by UBC, but as with all awards, there are a whole lot of folks who pave the way,” she says. “Thanks to my good colleagues and amazing team! I am very grateful.”
Dr. Arbour is project lead of Silent Genomes, a four-year project aiming to bridge the gap in healthcare access and improve diagnostic success for Indigenous children with genetic diseases. You can find out more about the project here.