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Meet the PHC Research Institute

 

Researchers and research staff from across the organization are invited to a meet-and-greet event with the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI). Our new President Dr. Darryl Knight will introduce himself and his vision for the future. Following his presentation, enjoy some refreshments while you mix and mingle. Dr. Knight and our PHCRI Department Managers will be available to answer your questions.

When septic shock strikes: a personal story

In 2017, Providence Health Care senior administrator Scott Harrison ended up in the hospital with septic shock. Read his personal story and learn what researchers at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation are doing to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis and septic shock.

St. Paul's is home to the world's top expert in septic shock

September is Sepsis Awareness Month and Dr. Jim Russell, a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) at St. Paul’s Hospital, is being recognized as the world’s top expert in septic shock.

Welcome Dr. Darryl Knight

Dr. Knight is the new Vice-President, Research & Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care, and President of the Providence Health Care Research Institute.

It’s ‘absolutely feasible’ to eliminate hepatitis C. Here’s how.

Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul’s Hospital are monitoring and evaluating the hepatitis C epidemic in BC. Research scientist Dr. Kate Salters shares the basics on hep C and explains what’s being done to eliminate the disease. 

Steroids can reduce lung cancer risk in COPD patients

For many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, a steroid inhaler is a daily necessity to keep their airways open and help them to breathe. Now, a new UBC analysis shows that these medicated devices may also reduce patients’ risk of lung cancer by as much as 30 per cent.