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A 25-year partnership in professionalizing occupational hygiene
February 10, 2016The Faculty of Medicine has Western Canada’s only graduate-level training program devoted to workplace hazards and health impacts. Read More >

Faculty of Medicine garners 11 Canada Research Chairs
February 9, 2016Among the new appointees, Janice Eng was named a Canada Research Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation. Read More >

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk
February 9, 2016The study followed 65,000 children in Metro Vancouver from birth to age 10. Read More >

Common anti-depressant linked to health risk during childbirth
February 8, 2016UBC researchers found that use of drugs like Effexor was associated with a higher risk of excessive bleeding during delivery. Read More >

UBC residents gear up for 15th annual Resident Awareness Week
February 4, 2016UBC third-year anesthesiology resident and President of Resident Doctors of BC, Dr. Vishal Varshney reveals what’s in store for Resident Awareness Week, running February 15-19. Read More >

New research validates B.C.’s approach to a gynaecologic cancer
February 3, 2016David Huntsman's lab found that simultaneous cancer of the ovary and uterus result from "pseudo-metastasis." Read More >

UBC study leads to Health Canada warning about an antibiotic
February 3, 2016Faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences were the first to show a statistical link between oral fluoroquinolones and retinal detachment. Read More >

Reduce hospital readmissions to lower health care costs
January 28, 2016Could a U.S. cost-saving strategy work in B.C.? Jason Sutherland crunched the numbers. Read More >

To recruit rural students, Faculty turns to videoconferencing
January 27, 2016Last month, the Faculty held its first remote information session, connecting with students in Penticton and Summerland. Read More >

The risk of morphine for premature babies
January 26, 2016Greater morphine exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit was associated with worse motor and cognitive skills, and a smaller cerebellum. Read More >