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Permanent lung damage caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) starts much earlier than previously thought, even before patients are showing symptoms.
The CEO of the PROOF Centre has received one of the country's highest civilian honours for his outstanding research.
Al Fowler, Board Member, BC Association of People on Methadone, and Peer Research Assistant, BC Centre on Substance Use, is the featured guest at the next edition of this lunch-time series hosted by the BCCSU.
Funded studies will investigate how to make the ED safer for patients and staff, and whether a virus might be the key to improving lung cancer treatments.
Dr. Don Sin will assume the role of Director of the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital (also known as the UBC James Hogg Research Centre), effective July 1, 2018.
You’re invited to hear the teams participating in this year’s PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge present their proposals for funding. This annual competition is open to point-of-care PHC staff and offers teams the opportunity to work with a mentor to develop a research proposal around a research question.
RSVP to Wilma Chang: email@example.com. See the attached poster for event details.
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research recently announced the winners of its 2018 Scholar competition and six of the 17 award recipients are PHC-affiliated researchers.
SAVE BC physicians Dr. Simon Pimstone and Dr. Liam Brunham will present updates on the SAVE BC research program and genetics in heart disease. Dr. Tara Sedlak, director of the Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic, will speak about women and heart disease and Dr. John Mancini, director of the CardioRisk Clinic, will discuss management of cholesterol-related heart disease.
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Research coordinators are invited to attend the next installment of the Clinical Research Education Lunch & Learn Series, hosted by CHÉOS. Marx Jayaraman, project manager and CRA, CHÉOS & CTN, will speak on “Risk Based Monitoring” and Leslie Love, senior project manager, CHÉOS & CTN, will speak about the “Ask Me” campaign. Please bring your lunch.
Dr. Shira Goldenberg, a research scientist at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, will speak on the topic of “Migration-related determinants of HIV and sexual health among marginalized women” at the next HIV Care Rounds lecture, hosted by the BC-CfE.
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The BC Centre on Substance Use hosts the fifth annual Addiction Research Day, a free event featuring oral and poster presentations on innovative research conducted by addiction medicine clinical fellows, research fellows, and trainees. The event starts off with a plenary lecture by Dr. Chinazo Cunningham and is followed by an awards ceremony.
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Injectable hydromorphone treatment for severe opioid use disorder may reduce mortality and save costs to society compared to providing methadone alone, according to this study.
The MSFHR Reach Program provides up to $10,000 in funding to support the dissemination and uptake of research evidence to inform and improve further research, practice and policy-making.
Dr. Alec Balasescu, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Urban Studies, SFU; and Evaluation Specialist, CST Project, speaks on the topic of "Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Health Care."
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Organized this year by the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), this annual event celebrates the PHCRI research community’s accomplishments over the past year and is a great opportunity to network with colleagues. Dr. Gail Murphy, UBC's VP, Research and Innovation, will deliver the keynote speech. Following her presentation, the 2018 Reserach & Mission Award will be handed out.
The work of 12 teams funded in the 2016 PHC Practice-based Research Challenge will be showcased at this celebration of interprofessional research, hosted by Aggie Black, Director, Research and KT, and Candy Garossino, Director, Professional Practice and Nursing.
On April 1, 2018, Health Canada will adopt the first update to the International Council on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice guideline (ICH GCP E6 R2) into Canadian law. With this change, PHCRI is adopting mandatory clinical research staff training to ensure that clinical research at PHC is conducted in accordance with the training requirements that come into effect April 1st. Come learn about the new requirements and how to access the free training and Standard Operating Procedures that are being provided to personnel conducting clinical research at PHC.
Congratulations to all researchers who were successful in the Fall 2017 CIHR Project Grant competition! At Providence Health Care, 12 projects received funding. In Canada, a total of 512 projects and 33 bridge grants were funded for a total of $372 million in funding from CIHR. 71 projects are from BC, of which 53 are from UBC. 12 among them are PHC-based.
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UBC Faculty members at all career stages are invited to an information session and discussion on SPARC-supported health research funding opportunities beyond CIHR Project and Foundation Grants.
Topics covered will include other CIHR calls (e.g., Catalyst), and international opportunities such as the US Department of Defense (DoD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the European Commission’s Horizon 2020. This is a repeat of the November 1, 2017 information session held at the UBC-V campus.
The 30th annual Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) conference, The System Awakens: Building Learning Healthcare Systems in Canada, will take place in March. The conference will address the question of how BC can become a learning health care system, where every patient interaction is treated as a learning activity, and the ethos of the system overall is improvement.