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Gathering data to improve care through the Road to Recovery Initiative.

By Grace Jenkins

Dr. Brittany Dennis

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.

UBC and federal government announce new hub for biomedical innovation

By Grace Jenkins

The federal government and the University of British Columbia announced the establishment of a Vancouver-based research hub with the goal to help Canada face the next pandemic.

Does a low-carb, high-fat diet increase your risk of heart disease?

By Grace Jenkins

New research suggests that a low-carb, high-fat diet, similar to the popular ‘keto’ diet, may be linked to increased levels of “bad” cholesterol and a higher risk of heart disease. The study, led by Dr. Iulia Iatan with the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation and the Healthy Heart Program Prevention (HHPP) Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital, and Dr. Liam Brunham, senior author and Medical Lead of the HHPP, is one of the first of its kind to examine the association between this type of diet and cardiovascular outcomes.

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.

Call for Abstracts - 5th Annual BC Substance Use Conference

The BC Substance Use Conference planning committee is now accepting abstract submissions.


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.

Trends in pre-Exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use in nine Canadian provinces, 2018 - 2021

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day. We are sharing this graphic created by the Public Health Agency of Canada on trends in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use in nine Canadian provinces, which was made with data provided by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Check it out here