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Breakthrough discovery will change treatment for COPD patients

Permanent lung damage caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) starts much earlier than previously thought, even before patients are showing symptoms.

Dr. Bruce McManus joins Order of Canada

The CEO of the PROOF Centre has received one of the country's highest civilian honours for his outstanding research.

Innovation and Translational Research Award winners announced

Funded studies will investigate how to make the ED safer for patients and staff, and whether a virus might be the key to improving lung cancer treatments.

Dr. Don Sin appointed new HLI Director

Dr. Don Sin will assume the role of Director of the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital (also known as the UBC James Hogg Research Centre), effective July 1, 2018.

PHCRI researchers receive 2018 MSFHR Scholar Awards

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research recently announced the winners of its 2018 Scholar competition and six of the 17 award recipients are PHC-affiliated researchers.

Injectable hydromorphone for individuals with severe opioid use disorder could save lives and money

Injectable hydromorphone treatment for severe opioid use disorder may reduce mortality and save costs to society compared to providing methadone alone, according to this study. 

MSFHR Reach Competition

The MSFHR Reach Program provides up to $10,000 in funding to support the dissemination and uptake of research evidence to inform and improve further research, practice and policy-making.

PHC Researchers funded in Fall 2017 CIHR Project Grant

Congratulations to all researchers who were successful in the Fall 2017 CIHR Project Grant competition! At Providence Health Care, 12 projects received funding. In Canada, a total of 512 projects and 33 bridge grants were funded for a total of $372 million in funding from CIHR. 71 projects are from BC, of which 53 are from UBC. 12 among them are PHC-based. 

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PHC Practice-based Research Challenge 2018

Interested in research and patient care improvements? Join the PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge! A Question and Answer session on the 2018 Research Challenge will also be held and is open for all to attend.

CIHR Foundation Grant funds researchers at PHCRI

The recent CIHR Foundation Grant competition funded 63 researchers across Canada. Of these researchers, nine are from BC; two of whom are PHCRI researchers: Dr. Lindsey Richardson from the BC-CfE and Dr. Keith Walley from the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation.

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