Brandon Chalazan among Recipients of 2019 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health

The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is named for two of the earliest members of UBC’s Faculty of Medicine – Dr. Sydney Friedman, and his wife, Dr. Constance Livingstone-Friedman. Friedman scholars receive funding for 6-12 months to travel outside of western Canada to further develop a particular field of expertise.

Brandon Chalazan is a Medical Genetics Resident at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital and will be studying a genotype-based therapeutic approach for treating individuals with atrial fibrillation at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. He aims to apply this translational knowledge toward future clinical practice for fetuses, children, and adults suffering from inherited cardiovascular conditions.