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New research could revolutionize how we treat chronic lung disease
Scientists have discovered a new way to identify people at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Half of interdisciplinary care staff at long-term care facilities exhibit signs of burnout
Almost half of interdisciplinary care staff at PHC’s five long-term care facilities exhibit signs of burnout, according to an article published this week.
PHC Knowledge Translation (KT) Community of Practice meeting
Sarah Munro, PhD presents: Patient-centred knowledge translation – What it means and how we get there
Researchers discover how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation
Drs. Pascal Bernatchez and David Granville, Principal Investigators at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) at St. Paul’s Hospital, are among the study’s co-authors.
Report recommends legally regulated heroin sales in BC
The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has released a report that recommends the controlled regulation of heroin sales in BC.
PRESS RELEASE: New St. Paul’s Hospital officially moving forward
Improved access to life-saving health care is on the way to downtown Vancouver with the approval of the business plan for a new St. Paul’s Hospital.
First in Canada pilot project at St. Paul's Hospital ED to provide take-away treatment to opioid overdose patients
A leading-edge pilot project in the St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency Department, in collaboration with the VCH Regional Addiction Program, will provide opioid overdose patients with take-away doses of treatment upon discharge.
Celebrate Research: A Closer Look at Cancer Research
Join us for an informative evening talk to learn about cutting-edge research on prostate, colorectal and childhood cancers.
Wear Red Canada
Attend an informational event where cardiovascular experts and patients will share their knowledge and experiences.
Dr. Julio Montaner honoured with Senate medal
The Executive Director and Physician-in-Chief of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS received the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal.
Is it a heart attack? Study seeks to improve diagnosis and care for women
Dr. Karin Humphries, Scientific Director at the BC Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health, is among the experts speaking at a Feb. 13 event on women's heart health.
Congratulations CIHR Fall 2018 Project Grant recipients
CIHR has announced the recipients of its Fall 2018 Project Grants and several PHC-affiliated researchers are among the successful principal investigators.
Join the 2019 PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge
The 9th annual competition is now open to point-of-care PHC staff.
Funding opportunity: Early Career Clinician Investigator Award
Applications are now open for the 2019 Early Career Clinician Investigator Award. This competition supports early career clinician investigators by providing resources that will help them explore questions identified in the early stages of their medical profession.
Yoga empowers youth dealing with depression, anxiety and PTSD
Yoga is gaining momentum as a therapeutic option for people with various physical and mental health issues and new research suggests its benefits extend to youth who have experienced trauma.
There's no cure for HIV, but we're working on it
Once considered impossible, many scientists now believe finding a cure for HIV is feasible and researchers at the BC-CfE, like Dr. Zabrina Brumme, are investigating some exciting strategies.
Meet Dr. Don Sin – world-leading expert in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
November is COPD Awareness Month and Dr. Don Sin, a St. Paul’s Hospital respirologist and Director of the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI), is once again being recognized as one of the world’s top experts in the disease.
Study: mobile trailer a success in caring for opioid overdose patients
The results of a study published last month in the Journal of Urban Health, led by Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer, clearly demonstrate the success of the Mobile Medical Unit, a “hospital on wheels” that was deployed in the Downtown Eastside during 2016/17 to treat cases of opioid overdose.
PRESS RELEASE: Cannabis science prof. to research cannabis in opioid overdose treatment
This professorship will explore the role cannabis can play in helping people with opioid-use disorder stay on treatment.
PROOF celebrates 10 years of excellence
As PROOF marks its 10th anniversary, CEO Dr. Bruce McManus reflects on the Centre’s remarkable last decade and the promising future ahead.