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View recent news and events relating to research at Providence Health Care.
Treating wounds is a complex and challenging healthcare puzzle. From people in long-term and acute care situations, to those living with hard to heal wounds, it is a troubling and severe health condition.
If you are interested in submitting a problem about wounds or participating as an innovator, you need to attend the next Providence Research, Skunkworks: Hacking Wounds event.
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.
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.
The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) in partnership with the UBC School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), presents the first in a symposium series dedicated to discussing clinical trials that are timely, responsive and adaptive to emergent health emergencies.
Identifying & predicting medication adherence trajectories in patients after heart attack: Challenges & implications
Ricky Turgeon, PharmD, Scientist, CHÉOS
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
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.
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.
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.