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PHCRI Research Day 2015

PHC scientists, staff, post-doctoral fellows, students and colleagues are invitd to attend PHCRI’s 11th annual Research Day event to celebrate the research community and our 10th year anniversary supporting research at Providence.

Announcing the 2015 Research and Mission Award Call for Nominations

PHC Research Institute is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 Research and Mission Award.

The Research and Mission Award recognizes a scientist in our organization who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence Health Care while conducting outstanding research. Candidates may be nominated by an individual at PHC and be supported by two PHC staff members.

Announcing the 5th Annual Providence Health Care Practice-based Research Challenge

Want to learn more about research? Got a question from your clinical practice?

PHC launches its 5th annual Practice-based Research Challenge. The Research Challenge is an annual competition open to front-line PHC staff. You and your team members have the opportunity to work with a mentor to develop a research proposal around your research question. You'll learn basic research skills and compete with other teams for some funding to conduct your small-scale research project.

2014 PHC Innovation and Translational Research Award

PHC is launching a new funding opportunity to support new or existing research projects led by PHC health care professionals and researchers. The intent of this competition is to fund research that will:

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.

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.

HIV Therapies Provide a Near Normal Lifespan in Africa

Vancouver, July 18, 2011 - A landmark study by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that patients in Africa receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for HIV can expect to live a near normal lifespan.