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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 >


$6-million donation creates UBC’s largest endowed scholarship
July 12, 2017The gift from the late Sydney Friedman and Constance Livingtsone-Friedman supports travel by graduate and medical students in the health sciences. Read More >


The lasting impact of emotional intelligence programs
July 12, 2017Participating students had higher graduation rates and lower rates of drug use and behaviour problems. Read More >


Build bikeways and they will come
July 11, 2017Neighbourhoods with biking infrastructure had higher numbers of people cycling to work. Read More >


Canada 150+
June 26, 2017Discover and celebrate faculty and students that are changing and improving health outcomes for Canadians. Read More >

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