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Study: mobile trailer a success in caring for opioid overdose patients

The results of a study published last month in the Journal of Urban Health, led by Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer, clearly demonstrate the success of the Mobile Medical Unit, a “hospital on wheels” that was deployed in the Downtown Eastside during 2016/17 to treat cases of opioid overdose.  

PRESS RELEASE: Cannabis science prof. to research cannabis in opioid overdose treatment

This professorship will explore the role cannabis can play in helping people with opioid-use disorder stay on treatment.

PROOF celebrates 10 years of excellence

As PROOF marks its 10th anniversary, CEO Dr. Bruce McManus reflects on the Centre’s remarkable last decade and the promising future ahead.

Congratulations new and renewed Canada Research Chairs

Drs. Liam Brunham and Richard Sawatzky are among the Fall 2018 Canada Research Chair recipients.

BC-CfE Director honoured by City of Vancouver

Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, received a Civic Merit Award from the City of Vancouver.

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian fatalities increase on Halloween, particularly among children

The study found that the most dangerous time for pedestrians on Halloween was between 5 and 8 p.m.

Dr. Christy Sutherland is B.C.’s Family Physician of the Year

The Education Physician Lead for the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is being recognized for excellence in family medicine. 

We still don't know how long-term marijuana use affects our lungs

Drs. Don Sin and Wan Tan say more research is needed to understand the long-term effects of marijuana on lung health.

When caregivers grieve, who cares for them?

More residents are dying in long-term care facilities, leading researchers to explore strategies to help staff cope with death.

Dr. John Webb honoured for advancing interventional cardiovascular medicine

The Director of Interventional Cardiology at SPH and Director of the Centre for Heart Valve Innovation received the prestigious Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Operator Award. 

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