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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.

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.

Genome BC Data Literacy Series - Indigenous Data Governance

Genome BC is thrilled to present their ongoing series on Data Literacy. This series aims to bring national and international experts together to help deepen our understanding of different data related initiatives, standards, and resources.

The next webinar in the series will be on January 12th and will focus on Indigenous Data Governance.  

SinoNasal Microbiota Transfer (SNMT) Trial to Treat Chronic Rhinosinusitis Underway

A clinical trial, “SinoNasal Microbiota Transfer (SNMT) to treat chronic rhinosinusitis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial,” is currently being conducted.

This trial is being run by Dr. Amin Javer at the St. Paul’s Sinus Centre and Dr. Amee Manges with UBC and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. Other collaborators on this trial are Dr. Andrew Thamboo and Dr. Joel Singer.

Looking Back on Skunkworks: Hacking Wounds

A unique innovation event designed to tackle the challenges faced by patients and communities when dealing with wounds, both in Canada and around the globe, brought together a diverse group of people to find solutions to this significant health issue.

Long COVID patients show signs of autoimmune disease a year after infection

Blood samples from patients with long COVID who are still suffering from fatigue and shortness of breath after a year show signs of autoimmune disease, according to a study published today (Thursday) in the European Respiratory Journal [1].

Autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy parts of the body, instead of defending the body against disease. It causes conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Program Director Update

I am pleased to announce that Julie Lajeunesse has accepted the Program Director, Urban Health & Substance Use role as Scott Harrison continues on his LTD.  Over the last three years, Julie has been the Program Director for Renal and will continue to support this team while work continues on the realignment of the leadership structure in preparation for the New St. Paul’s Hospital.

Innovators unite! New innovation focus bubbling up at Providence

Innovarium 360° is the name of our “innovation ecosystem." Think of it as the glue or connective tissue between the various components of PHC, providing cohesion and internal support for improvements, advancements and new ways of doing things.

Congratulations to this year’s UBC’s Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award Winners who practice at Providence Research and St. Paul’s Hospital

June 27, 2022, 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) would like to congratulate the University of British Columbia’s, 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients who received recognition for their efforts in advancing health care. 

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.