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Program Director Update

I am pleased to announce that Julie Lajeunesse has accepted the Program Director, Urban Health & Substance Use role as Scott Harrison continues on his LTD.  Over the last three years, Julie has been the Program Director for Renal and will continue to support this team while work continues on the realignment of the leadership structure in preparation for the New St. Paul’s Hospital.

Innovators unite! New innovation focus bubbling up at Providence

Innovarium 360° is the name of our “innovation ecosystem." Think of it as the glue or connective tissue between the various components of PHC, providing cohesion and internal support for improvements, advancements and new ways of doing things.

Congratulations to this year’s UBC’s Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award Winners who practice at Providence Research and St. Paul’s Hospital

June 27, 2022, Vancouver, BC – Dr. Darryl Knight, President, Providence Research, Vice President, Research & Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care (PHC) and Associate Dean - Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC) would like to congratulate the University of British Columbia’s, 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients who received recognition for their efforts in advancing health care. 

June is Thyroid Month in Canada – Check your Neck!

June is thyroid awareness month in Canada.  Why is it important to nationally recognize thyroid disease in Canada? It is believed that half of those people affected with a thyroid condition will go undiagnosed. Recent studies indicate that thyroid disorders affect one in ten people in Canada and, for reasons that are not fully understood, are five to seven times more common in women.  

2022 Research and Mission Award Winner, Dr. Zabrina Brumme

Vancouver, BC – Dr. Darryl Knight, President, Providence Research, Vice President, Research & Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care (PHC) and Associate Dean - Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Research and Mission Award, Dr. Zabrina Brumme.

Providence Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Koelwyn Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Public Health at Simon Fraser University

Providence Research is pleased to announce the appointment of assistant professor Graeme Koelwyn as its Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Public Health ‘Omics in Exercise and Disease. This chair is the fourth CRC held at Simon Fraser University (SFU) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS).                                                              

SKUNKWORKS HACKING WOUNDS – NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Treating wounds is a complex and challenging healthcare puzzle. From people in long-term and acute care situations, to those living with hard to heal wounds, it is a troubling and severe health condition.

If you are interested in submitting a problem about wounds or participating as an innovator, you need to attend the next Providence Research, Skunkworks: Hacking Wounds event.  

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Curated Care: Unlocking the secrets of precision medicine | May 12th, 2022

On May 12, 2022, Providence Research along with the St. Paul's Foundation presented Curated Care: Unlocking the secrets of precision medicine. The guest speakers, Dr. Darryl Knight, President, Providence Research, Brianna Davies, Genetic Counsellor, Inherited Heart Rhythm Research, St. Paul's Hospital and  Dr. Brian Westerberg, Head, Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Providence Health Care, discussed harnessing technology, data and our own DNA to transform patient care.

Appointment of PHC Chief Operating Officer

Dear Providence Family:

On behalf of the Senior Leadership Team, it’s my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Norm Peters as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Providence Health Care, effective June 20th.

Norm joins us from his previous Senior Executive Team role at Fraser Health as Vice President, Regional Care Integration.

Clinical Trials at the Speed of COVID-19: Flexibility and Rapid Innovation

 

 

The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) in partnership with the UBC School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), presents the first in a symposium series dedicated to discussing clinical trials that are timely, responsive and adaptive to emergent health emergencies.

Dr. Mari DeMarco Winner of the 2022 Michael S. Bereman Award for Innovative Clinical Proteomics

This year's Michael S. Bereman Award for Innovative Clinical Proteomics, sponsored by Agilent, was won by Dr. Mari DeMarco, a Clinical Chemist, at St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Care, Research Director, Providence Research, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Investigator, and Center for Heart & Lung Innovation, University of British Columbia. The award was presented to Dr.