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The Research Challenge is designed to support point-of-care staff who don’t have research experience, but are keen to take on a project.
Multidisciplinary teams were challenged to rapidly design innovative solutions to ease the burden of pain at an intense two-day skunkworks event.
This year, like last year, has been full of challenges and curveballs for us all. It has definitely been a testing 12 months.
On December 1st we celebrate World AIDS Day, an opportunity to reflect on our challenges and successes four decades into the battle against HIV/AIDS.
Around the world there are nearly 38 million people living with HIV and about 1.5 million new infections per year. A recent report by the World Health Organization estimates the number of people with the virus being treated with antiretrovirals had risen to 27.5 million – an increase of almost 10 per cent over the last year. Encouraging but not enough
The expansion of overdose prevention sites (OPS) in Vancouver in recent years is linked to a range of health benefits, including more connection to addiction treatment and decreased public injection and syringe sharing, new research says.
It’s National Addictions Awareness Week, led by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addictions. The week highlights the harms associated with substance use, along with prevention, treatment and recovery.
November is Lung Month, a time to reflect on the importance of lung health and learn about the struggles facing 1 in 5 Canadians who can’t breathe with ease.
The next stage of the new St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Campus at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre is now underway: three shortlisted proponents have been selected to participate in the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage to develop, design, and build the new Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC).
Providence's medical staff, staff and researchers have an impressive track record of making innovative contributions to medical and compassionate care here and across the world.
With several science degrees, including two Master’s and a PhD, plus a robust health research career under their belt, you would never know Dr. Annalijn Conklin’s belt is actually a black one
Dr. Peter Cheung, a staff scientist in the BC-CfE laboratory, recently published a paper as a co-first author on the topic of a novel antiviral compound discovery.
Meet Dr. Gurprit Randhawa, Project Coordinator for Knowledge Mobilization Training at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) at St. Paul’s Hospital.
The historic transplant of a pig kidney to a human is a “milestone” event that could one day address the shortage of donor organs, says Dr. John Gill, a research scientist and physician with St. Paul’s Hospital’s Division of Nephrology and professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
The name Helen didn’t really work. Neither did other typical names, such as David or Susan. But Giggles just seemed the perfect fit to Jim Mann. He is a patient partner — diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s 15 years ago — and study co-lead for a new project looking at how robots can be used to reduce social isolation in long-term care (LTC).
October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month. Many of us are still working from home and eliminating commutes, which decreases our daily physical activity. Below are tips for incorporating more steps into your day, and find out the optimal number of steps/day you should be taking (spoiler: there is no magic number).
Ideas: Forward is a place for all PHC staff, medical staff and researchers to go when they have a great idea, but aren't sure how to make it a reality.
“I was picked up by an ambulance, but I had my little dog, Lucky, with me,” says Faris. “I was living at a place with the cheapest rent possible and not great neighbours. I was scared for my own health and I was scared for Lucky. It was not a good situation.”
The time is right to match our identity to our maturity, our increased global reputation and our impressive track record.
As a medical coordinator in the long-term care residence at Holy Family Hospital, Dr. Eileen Wong has seen it first-hand. “During team conferences with long-term care residents and their families, food was a frequent topic of concern,” she says.
By Katrina Besler, Naomi Potter, and Ivan Leversage