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Dr. Zachary Laksman, a specialist in heart-rhythm disorders at Providence Health Care and Principal Investigator with the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, has been named a Recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2019.
Providence Health research group receives federal funds to support survivors of gender-based violence
The federal government is providing $1 million to the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity for a project to to support survivors of gender-based violence in Vancouver.
Dr. Don Sin, staff respirologist at St. Paul’s Hospital and the Head of Respiratory Medicine at Providence Health Care, discusses the effects of smoke on our health.
The Providence Health Care research community converged on the Century Plaza Hotel June 7 for a morning of celebration, education and networking.
Dr. James and Robert Hogg both have deep connections to Providence Health Care, are both renowned researchers in their respective fields and are both recipients of the Order of Canada.
A recent European study that concluded women have lower chances than men of surviving a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital is consistent with the work of two Providence Health Care researchers.
Findings from a sweeping global study conducted by Dr. Scott Lear, among others, reveal a direct correlation between socioeconomic status and one’s susceptibility to heart attacks and strokes.
Federal Health Minister Ginette Pettipas Taylor made the announcement as part of the international conference on gender equity, Women Deliver being held in Vancouver.
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.
A team funded in the PHC Practice-based Research Challenge recently investigated the effects of a Nordic walking program on renal outpatients. They found that walking with specially designed poles improved the fitness and quality of life of people with kidney disease.
KT Pathways: a free new tool for everyone wanting to close the gap between what we know and what we do
Providence Health Care is excited to announce the launch of KT Pathways, a free digital assessment and learning tool for anyone that creates or uses research evidence.
A pilot study published last month in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy examines how boredom arises from limited opportunities for homeless people to participate in meaningful activities.
Research examines whether patient-centred care has helped people recover from substance use disorder across Canada
The 15th annual Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) Research Day event celebrates our research community’s many accomplishments over the past year. Network with your colleagues, browse exhibits from our research groups, and listen to inspiring speakers.
Filtered air pollution from diesel engines could make allergy-induced lung impairment worse than exposure to unfiltered diesel exhaust, according to new research.
A new study, IMPACT-AD, is investigating how biomarker testing for Alzheimer’s disease impacts patients and the health care system.
Dr. Humphries was recognized for her outstanding clinical research to improve health outcomes of populations.
The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital is optimistic about the encouraging announcement that a second person has been cleared of HIV.
Scientists have discovered a new way to identify people at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Almost half of interdisciplinary care staff at PHC’s five long-term care facilities exhibit signs of burnout, according to an article published this week.