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St. Paul’s and VGH researchers find rate of heart disease among younger adults isn’t improving
Drs. Liam Brunham, Simon Pimstone and Karin Humphries were all involved in this retrospective study.
Federal government invests $23 million into HIV/AIDS research
The funding will support the renewal of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN), whose National Centre is based at St. Paul’s.
St. Paul’s heart-rhythm disorders specialist named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40
Dr. Zachary Laksman, a specialist in heart-rhythm disorders at Providence Health Care and Principal Investigator with the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, has been named a Recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2019.
Providence Health research group receives federal funds to support survivors of gender-based violence
The federal government is providing $1 million to the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity for a project to to support survivors of gender-based violence in Vancouver.
Wildfire season is here: how to protect your health
Dr. Don Sin, staff respirologist at St. Paul’s Hospital and the Head of Respiratory Medicine at Providence Health Care, discusses the effects of smoke on our health.
Another year, another Research Day: 15th annual event celebrates our successes
The Providence Health Care research community converged on the Century Plaza Hotel June 7 for a morning of celebration, education and networking.
On Father’s Day, father/son researchers reflect on their parallel lives at Providence
Dr. James and Robert Hogg both have deep connections to Providence Health Care, are both renowned researchers in their respective fields and are both recipients of the Order of Canada.
PHC researchers say study highlights need to address gender differences around cardiac arrests
A recent European study that concluded women have lower chances than men of surviving a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital is consistent with the work of two Providence Health Care researchers.
Global study links better education, wealth to improved heart health
Findings from a sweeping global study conducted by Dr. Scott Lear, among others, reveal a direct correlation between socioeconomic status and one’s susceptibility to heart attacks and strokes.
Dr. Jeannie Shoveller breaks ground as first woman chair of CIHR
Federal Health Minister Ginette Pettipas Taylor made the announcement as part of the international conference on gender equity, Women Deliver being held in Vancouver.
Steroids can reduce lung cancer risk in COPD patients
For many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, a steroid inhaler is a daily necessity to keep their airways open and help them to breathe. Now, a new UBC analysis shows that these medicated devices may also reduce patients’ risk of lung cancer by as much as 30 per cent.
Nordic walking benefits kidney patients at St. Paul's, study finds
A team funded in the PHC Practice-based Research Challenge recently investigated the effects of a Nordic walking program on renal outpatients. They found that walking with specially designed poles improved the fitness and quality of life of people with kidney disease.
KT Pathways: a free new tool for everyone wanting to close the gap between what we know and what we do
Providence Health Care is excited to announce the launch of KT Pathways, a free digital assessment and learning tool for anyone that creates or uses research evidence.
Homelessness and boredom – the overlooked, understudied link
A pilot study published last month in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy examines how boredom arises from limited opportunities for homeless people to participate in meaningful activities.
Confronting opioid dependency through patient focused care
Research examines whether patient-centred care has helped people recover from substance use disorder across Canada
PHCRI Research Day 2019
The 15th annual Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) Research Day event celebrates our research community’s many accomplishments over the past year. Network with your colleagues, browse exhibits from our research groups, and listen to inspiring speakers.
Filtered diesel exhaust may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more than unfiltered
Filtered air pollution from diesel engines could make allergy-induced lung impairment worse than exposure to unfiltered diesel exhaust, according to new research.
How diagnosing Alzheimer's early could impact health care
A new study, IMPACT-AD, is investigating how biomarker testing for Alzheimer’s disease impacts patients and the health care system.
Karin Humphries receives Distinguished Researcher Award
Dr. Humphries was recognized for her outstanding clinical research to improve health outcomes of populations.
Researchers hopeful after second person seemingly free of HIV following bone-marrow transplant
The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital is optimistic about the encouraging announcement that a second person has been cleared of HIV.