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UBC erases boundaries between engineering and health
August 19, 2017The deans of Medicine and Applied Science, writing in the Vancouver Sun, explain why UBC created a School of Biomedical Engineering. Read More >

Vancouver Summer Program in Medicine welcomes record number of students from around the world
August 14, 2017The four-week academic program offers international students an opportunity to take courses in everything from biochemistry to physical therapy. Read More >

Every person counts in effort to reduce HIV infection
August 14, 2017A recent study from Ashleigh Rich, PhD student in SPPH reveals a much better understanding of the scope of HIV among the MSM at-risk population. Read More >

Telemedicine improves patient care across vast distances
August 10, 2017Virtual clinics provide improved access to medical services for cancer patients Read More >

BCCSU partners with UBC to launch new training program for opioid treatment prescribers
August 2, 2017The new Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program will train health professionals in best practices for prescribing methadone and other opioid agonist treatments. Read More >

Karim Khan named Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
July 31, 2017Dr. Khan will work with the Canadian musculoskeletal, skin and oral health communities to identify research priorities, develop research funding opportunities, build partnerships and translate research evidence into policy and practice. Read More >

Rapid Access Clinic reduces patient wait times, improves diagnosis
July 26, 2017A new clinic leads to earlier diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancers and reduces costs. Read More >

Immune cells the missing ingredient in new bladder cancer treatment
July 24, 2017New study by Urologic Science Assistant Professor Mads Daugaard finds checkpoint immunotherapy not effective on some bladder cancers. Read More >

Steering an enzyme’s “scissors” shows potential for stopping Alzheimer’s disease
July 19, 2017It's all about "location, location, location." Read More >

The psychological impact of wildfires
July 18, 2017If anxiety or depression persist more than 2-4 weeks after the event, Psychiatry Professor Steven Taylor recommends consulting a mental health professional. Read More >