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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.  

Access to safer supply prescribing rapidly increased during COVID-19: Study

Dr. Stephanie Glegg

The number of programs and prescribers offering safer supply to reduce risk of overdose increased dramatically during COVID-19, according to a study looking at services across Canada published this month in the International Journal of Drug Policy. The findings suggest capacity for further rapid scale-up of flexible safer supply prescribing to address the increasing toxic drug supply.

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).                                                              

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.

With over 19 years of experience in BC’s health care sector, at both Fraser and Island Health, Norm is a values-based leader with a very strong track record.

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. DeMarco in recognition of her exemplary and cumulative work in this field. 

Quality Showcase: Celebrating the Unwavering Commitment of Physicians and Staff to Improving Patient Care at PHC

PHC's inaugural quality showcase event celebrated a selection of impressive quality improvement initiatives led by physicians and staff, and presented a People's Choice Award.

Join the 2022 PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge!

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.