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PHCRI Pilot Project to expand UBC Library Services

Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) is currently running a pilot project to expand UBC Library services for PHC staff located away from St. Paul’s Hospital who do not have access to library services and would like to use the library’s resources.

8th Annual Providence Research Day

Putting Evidence into Practice

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New Research Program Investigates the Leading Cause of Death for Women

Vancouver, October 19, 2011 - Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced the establishment of the first research program in B.C. to focus on the impact of gender-based differences on cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke).

Research Looks at New Treatments for Heroin Addiction

Vancouver, October 12, 2011 - A clinical trial to test better treatment options for chronic heroin addiction is expected to begin in Vancouver at the end of this year. Led by researchers from Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia, it’s the only clinical trial of its kind in North America.

Researchers Map Pathway of Infection for Respiratory Virus

Toronto, August 14, 2011 - Researchers at the University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), St. Paul’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia have identified a new treatment target for a virus that causes severe lung infections and an estimated 10% of common colds.

The virus, called human respiratory syncytial virus or RSV, is the most common reason for hospitalization of infants and children under two years of age; currently there is no effective therapy or vaccine for it.

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