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Order of British Columbia recognizes nurses’ exemplary careers providing life-saving care in the DTES

L to R: Susan Giles and Evanna Brennan

Home-care nurses Evanna Brennan and Susan Giles have been appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the highest civilian recognition in the province, in honour of their remarkable careers providing life-saving care to people living with HIV/AIDS and significant health issues in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES). “We’re completely blown away by the whole event. We’re just completely blown away,” says Evanna. READ MORE

Providence Research Profiles: Dr. Kate Salters

By Grace Jenkins

Dr. Kate Salters

Funding Streams and Opportunities for Staff at PHC

Are you interested in funding opportunities for Innovation, Quality and Research?

Check out this list from Ideas: Forward of funding streams and opportunities available to Providence Health Care staff. 

Nine outstanding teams funded in 2023 Practice-based Research Challenge

The Research Challenge Advisory Committee is delighted to announce funding for nine outstanding teams in the 2023 Practice-based Research Challenge!

All project titles and team leaders are listed below. We want to especially acknowledge the team led by Emily Murtagh, whose project won the Person and Family Centred Care award for this year.

St. Paul’s researchers identify cells that cause initial airway destruction in COPD patients’ lungs

Dr. Tillie Hacket

Previous research conducted at St. Paul’s by Dr. Tillie Hackett and her team found that by the time people are diagnosed with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), more than 40 per cent of the smallest airways in the lungs are already destroyed.  

Improving care with research at the Providence Breast Centre

By Grace Jenkins

From left to right: Dr. Urve Kuusk, Kirsty Carpenter, Dr. Elaine McKevitt, Dr. Rebecca Warburton, Priscilla So, Nancy Khuu

A multidisciplinary breast health clinic at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital has shaped the way breast health problems are diagnosed, treated and managed in British Columbia

St. Paul’s researcher appointed to Order of Canada for contributions to Indigenous health research

By Grace Jenkins

Dr. Jeff Reading

Dr. Jeff Reading, PhD, the First Nations Health Authority Chair in Heart Health and Wellness at St. Paul’s Hospital, has been appointed as a member to the Order of Canada.

Providence Research Profiles: Dr. Carl Brown

By Grace Jenkins

Dr. Carl Brown

Over the next few months, in an effort to shine a light on our many notable researchers, Providence Research will be profiling the careers of those who work within our inspiring research community. This month we are profiling Dr. Carl Brown, a leading colorectal surgeon at St. Paul’s Hospital and the recipient of the 2023 Research and Mission Award.

New report gives insight into the harmful impact of air pollution on COPD

By Grace Jenkins

A new report lead by Dr. Don Sin, Director of UBC’s Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital, summarized the impact of air pollution on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and aimed to provide a strategic direction to improve the care and outcomes for patients living with COPD worldwide.

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.