News & Events

View recent news stories and events relating to Research and the Providence Health Care Research Institute.

MSFHR Research Trainee Awards announced

Thirty-three post-doctoral fellows have received funding in the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research’s 2018 Research Trainee competition. PHCRI partnered to co-fund two of the researchers.

Tracey Morrison Public Lecture: Speakers of Substance

This month, the BC Centre on Substance Use will hold the first in its new public lecture series called the Tracey Morrison Public Lecture: Speakers of Substance. These lectures will be a platform for important voices in substance use practice and policy: those with lived experience with substance use alongside those who bring research and clinical expertise.

Heart + Lung Health FEST

Mark your calendars! Heart + Lung Health FEST 2019 will take place February 6-9 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront.

Gairdner Symposium

This free public lecture is hosted by Dr. Michael Hayden, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia.

$1.6M federal grant supports women’s heart health study

Dr. Karin Humphries and her team want to improve health outcomes for women with suspected heart disease. Their “CODE-MI” study is one of several PHC research projects that were successful in the recent CIHR Spring Project Grant competition.

Dr. Don Sin appointed new HLI Director

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.

Research Challenge teams to present their proposals


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: See the attached poster for event details.

Early Onset Heart Disease: What’s in Your Genes?


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. 

Click here for event details.

Clinical Research Education Lunch & Learn


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.

HIV Care Rounds: Migration, sexual health and marginalized women


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.

See the event page for details and to register.