SSRP

The effects of omega-3s on neuron growth

The effects of omega-3s on neuron growth

In the summer of 2014, SSRP participant Ryan Heron, Island Medical Program Class of 2017, had the opportunity to work with supervisors Dr. Brian Christie, Affiliate Professor, and Dr. Patrick Nahirney, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, to study the effects of a nutritional supplement—omega-3 fatty acids—on the growth of neurites, the […]

Luke Hughson, Northern Medical Program Class of 2016, spent the summer researching gaps in cancer care experienced in isolated Aboriginal communities, such as Haida Gwaii.

Contributing to the health of Aboriginal communities

Students participating in the Faculty of Medicine’s Summer Student Research Program gain valuable real-world experiences that inspire them to pursue careers in research, become life-long learners, and develop the skills needed to respond to the fast-moving world of health care. In the summer of 2013, SSRP participant Luke Hughson, Northern Medical Program Class of 2016, […]

The effect of homelessness on health care use

The effect of homelessness on health care use

Melissa Carr (Communications Coordinator, VFMP) Adrienne Cheung, Vancouver Fraser Medical Program Class of 2016, stands amid the hustle and bustle of St. Paul’s Hospital. She has just returned home from Toronto, after spending some time with her family. Cheung is waiting for Dr. Anita Palepu, a nationally renowned general internist. Dr. Palepu weaves her way […]

VFMP Student, Allison Nakanishi

Learning “…to provide culturally safe care”

“Since 2001, BC’s Aboriginal peoples experienced ‘worsening trends’…including increased rates of HIV/AIDS, use of prescription drugs, poor housing, low birth weights, and the number of children who live as governmental wards. Since 1992, Status-Indian men maintained the lowest life expectancy of any group in the province, dying almost 10 years earlier than non-Aboriginal women, the […]