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New research hopes to improve COVID-19 nasal swab test

A new study has found that rotating the swab after it’s inserted into the nose – a step that makes the procedure take longer, and may increase patient discomfort – does not improve the quality of the sample collected and is therefore unnecessary.

Memo: PHCRI Resumption of Research Activities - June 2, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) will commence a gradual, phased resumption of research at Providence Health Care (PHC) by following the guidelines set out by the BC Public Health Officer and the principles, prioritization and contextual information set out by UBC. The approach, however, will also be aligned with PHCRI and PHC requirements.

PHCRI Updated Memo Re: PHCRI Research Activity

In accordance with guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, UBC will be extending its curtailment of research activities until April 30, 2020.  PHCRI will adopt the same extension deadline.  

 

PHCRI Memo - March 20, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, PHCRI will follow exactly the same procedures as outlined by UBC for research (subject to the directives implemented by the health authority research institutes for clinical trials and REB approved clinical research).

Celebrate Research: Shaping our Knowledge of Chronic Disease

 

Join us for an informative talk to learn about cutting-edge research on the prevention, treatment and management of chronic illnesses.

About this Event

Providence Health Care Research Institute, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute organize this annual public lecture featuring talks and a Q&A panel with clinicians and scientists on leading-edge health research.