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Celebrate Research 2023: A look at cardiovascular research in BC

By Grace Jenkins

On April 20, partners and colleagues from around the life sciences sector gathered for an evening of informative lectures at Celebrate Research 2023. Leading medical professionals gave presentations on their research in their respective areas of cardiovascular health, the focus of this year’s event.

Exploring the impact of frailty on patients with interstitial lung disease

By Grace Jenkins

Dr. Alyson Wong is a respirologist based at St. Paul’s Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor in UBC’s Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine. She is one of the winners of the 2023 Carraresi Foundation Early Career Clinician Investigator Award alongside the BCCSU’s Dr. Britt Dennis.

Celebrate Research

Join us for an informative talk on cardiovascular health with leading medical practitioners from BC's health care sector.

Register now.

Evanna Brennan and Susan Giles: Bringing Action Based Care to Vancouver’s Downtown East Side

By Grace Jenkins

Home-care nurses Evanna Brennan and Susan Giles have been providing life-saving care to people living with HIV/AIDS and significant health issues in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES) since the 1980s. They saw the beginning of the HIV epidemic and witnessed the drug and overdose crisis develop into what it is today. Throughout it all, they have remained stalwart pillars care and compassion for Vancouver’s most vulnerable population.

Honouring Women in Science at Providence Research

February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, an opportunity to celebrate the important contributions from women to science. We asked two Providence Research scientists to share their stories, and the encouragement they have for women and girls interested in entering the field.

Carraresi Foundation - Early Career Clinician Investigator Award Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Carraresi Foundation-Early Career Clinician Investigator Award. As in previous years, we received a good number of inspiring applications, which made the evaluation process challenging.  That said, it validated the high quality of candidates we are fortunate to host and consider for this award.

Road blocks to keep your heart on track

By Grace Jenkins

Atrial fibrillation is a chronic heart condition that gets worse over time. A new study that was released in print today suggests that treating it with surgery first, instead of starting with medicine, can stop the disease from progressing to a more severe stage.

How COVID-19 damages your heart

By Grace Jenkins

A study from the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital characterised the collage of ways COVID-19 damages the heart in a manner unique from other viruses.

Genome BC Data Literacy Series - Indigenous Data Governance

Genome BC is thrilled to present their ongoing series on Data Literacy. This series aims to bring national and international experts together to help deepen our understanding of different data related initiatives, standards, and resources.

The next webinar in the series will be on January 12th and will focus on Indigenous Data Governance.  

SinoNasal Microbiota Transfer (SNMT) Trial to Treat Chronic Rhinosinusitis Underway

A clinical trial, “SinoNasal Microbiota Transfer (SNMT) to treat chronic rhinosinusitis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial,” is currently being conducted.

This trial is being run by Dr. Amin Javer at the St. Paul’s Sinus Centre and Dr. Amee Manges with UBC and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. Other collaborators on this trial are Dr. Andrew Thamboo and Dr. Joel Singer.

Looking Back on Skunkworks: Hacking Wounds

A unique innovation event designed to tackle the challenges faced by patients and communities when dealing with wounds, both in Canada and around the globe, brought together a diverse group of people to find solutions to this significant health issue.

Long COVID patients show signs of autoimmune disease a year after infection

Blood samples from patients with long COVID who are still suffering from fatigue and shortness of breath after a year show signs of autoimmune disease, according to a study published today (Thursday) in the European Respiratory Journal [1].

Autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy parts of the body, instead of defending the body against disease. It causes conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.