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Curriculum renewal_homepageSpirals, portfolios and progress testsAugust 21, 2015The medical program launches a renewed curriculum. Read More

Naked 14 days old Malay newborn baby lying on furHome births save money, are safe, UBC study findsAugust 20, 2015Patricia Janssen, Professor, School of Population and Public Health says planned home births save the healthcare system money. Read More

Matthew Harding, Steven Leung_FeaturePediatric residency training moves to Vancouver IslandAugust 18, 2015UBC has launched a new pediatric training site on Vancouver Island, marking the first time doctors in the Pediatric Residency Program can complete their training at a site outside of Vancouver. Read More

Melinda Suto_FeatureSeeds of changeAugust 17, 2015Melinda Suto examines the impact of community gardening on people living with severe mental illness. Read More

Vancouver chefs Hamid Salimian and Jen Peters cooked dinner for patients.Guest celebrity chefs teach a cooking class for prostate cancer patientsAugust 17, 2015Celebrity chefs help teach prostate cancer patients and their partners healthy food choices. Read More

Mice770What ‘brainy mice’ can tell us about dementia and PTSDAugust 17, 2015Alexander McGirr, a medical resident, Department of Psychiatry is hoping to improve brain function in people with dementia and PTSD. Read More

laura-farrell-homepageLaura Farrell appointed Assistant Dean, Island Medical ProgramAugust 14, 2015Dr. Farrell's appointment is effective September 15, 2015. Read More

hijack brainTarget healthy cells to stop brain cancer “hijack”: UBC studyAugust 12, 2015UBC research team Christian Naus, Wun Chey Sin and John Bechberger suggests brain cancer treatments should target the cells around a tumour to stop it from spreading. Read More

TrailUBC launches new rural family medicine residency in Kootenay BoundaryAugust 11, 2015A new family medicine residency training site in Kootenay Boundary has opened its doors to the first cohort of resident physicians this summer. Read More

Fat cell comparision_homepageUBC scientists discover possible “obesity gene”August 10, 2015The gene codes for a protein that controls the production and growth of fat cells. Read More