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New postage stamp honours HIV/AIDS pioneer Dr. Julio Montaner
A global pioneer in the treatment of HIV/AIDS is being recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to medicine with a commemorative postage stamp.
Using health economics to find a better way to screen for prostate cancer
CHÉOS Scientists are testing the cost-effectiveness of a new blood test that aims to avoid the unnecessary health complications and costs of current methods
Blood test could prevent COVID-19 patients from getting sicker
From being asymptomatic to developing life-threatening symptoms, it’s become clear that people infected with COVID-19 respond to the virus with vastly different degrees of severity.
Study finds evidence of preserved hearing at end of life
A recent study shows that some people may still be able to hear while in an unresponsive state at the end of their life.
From HIV to COVID-19: How research pivoted in the face of the pandemic
Almost overnight, this researcher dropped her thesis work and pivoted all her attention to SARS-CoV-2.
Indigenous Canadians help change kidney care for their communities
Kidney Check is a screening, triage and treatment program for Indigenous communities in rural or remote parts of Canada, including British Columbia.
St. Paul’s researcher on masks and physical distancing: they work
The World Health Organization (WHO) commissioned the study, hoping to get clarity so it could prepare recommendations.
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.
Handheld ultrasound technology will help diagnose COVID-19 faster
As part of a Digital Technology Supercluster pilot project, 50 handheld ultrasound scanners are being distributed to physicians in rural areas around the province.
Antiviral drug used to treat Hep C may help COVID-19 patients, new study finds
Data analysis experts at the PROOF (Prevention of Organ Failure) Centre played a central role in a new study that found a readily available antiviral drug could be used to treat COVID-19.
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.
Update: Advisory on clinical trials and clinical research operations at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC)
During this time we must follow VCH and PHC directives relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and be aware that these directives will change to accommodate the rapidly evolving situation.
Update: Research Day and Research & Mission Award
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel 2020 Research Day and postpone the announcement of the 2020 Research & Mission Award.
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).
Advisory on clinical trials and clinical research operations at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC)
Please read this memo regarding clinical trials and clinical research, prepared in partnership with VCHRI and UBC, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Eating disorders and the power of self-compassion
Researchers at St. Paul’s Hospital are exploring the role of self-compassion in eating disorders treatment and recovery.
Researchers study the care experience of patients receiving opioid treatment at Crosstown Clinic
Kirsten Marchand, a trainee at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), explored the experiences of patients who receive injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT) for opioid use disorder at Crosstown Clinic.
Would you recognize a life-threatening medical emergency right in front of you?
New research from St. Paul's Hospital shows most people are not able to recognize a life-threatening medical emergency.
25 is the new 40?: Research shows benefits of earlier cholesterol screening
A recent study in The Lancet provides important new information about detecting high cholesterol in younger people, and could even change the thinking about the age at which a person’s cholesterol levels should first be measured, says a St. Paul's researcher.