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Innovators join forces to tackle chronic pain

Multidisciplinary teams were challenged to rapidly design innovative solutions to ease the burden of pain at an intense two-day skunkworks event.

A holiday message from Dr. Darryl Knight

This year, like last year, has been full of challenges and curveballs for us all. It has definitely been a testing 12 months.

World AIDS Day: BC's Success Story Shows Strength of Treatment as Prevention

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

Overdose Prevention Sites give Health, Social Benefits: Research

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.

Addiction Medicine Support Line: Experts Helping Experts

It’s National Addictions Awareness Weekled by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addictions. The week highlights the harms associated with substance use, along with prevention, treatment and recovery.

Researchers Want to Know How Smoking Cannibis Impacts the Lungs

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.

Clinical Support and Research Centre at new St. Paul's Hospital advances

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)

They are:

Bringing health innovation to life at Providence

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.

Meet Annalijn Conklin, the Black Belt Scientist

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

BC-CfE researchers examine a novel antiviral compound discovery

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.