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Faculty of Medicine signs agreement with Chinese Ministry of Health

Faculty of Medicine signs agreement with Chinese Ministry of Health

Gavin Stuart, UBC’s Vice Provost Health and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, signed the agreement in Beijing.

Reversing cognitive decline through resistance training

Reversing cognitive decline through resistance training

New UBC research shows that resistance training can improve cognitive performance in seniors at risk for dementia.

UBC-CFRI team receives funding to predict adverse effects of childhood cancer treatments

UBC-CFRI team receives funding to predict adverse effects of childhood cancer treatments

A team led by Kirk Schultz, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has received $4.3 million in funding.

Torsten Nielsen

An international collaboration targets a rare cancer

Privately-funded collaborative includes Torsten Nielsen, Associate Professor in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

UBC-BC Cancer Agency team reveals the diversity of breast cancer

UBC-BC Cancer Agency team reveals the diversity of breast cancer

The study, co-led by Sam Aparicio, Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, could advance treatments.

Julio Montaner wins prestigious national honour from the Government of Austria

Julio Montaner wins prestigious national honour from the Government of Austria

Dr. Montaner, Head of the Division of AIDS in the UBC Faculty of Medicine and Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), has been awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to Austria for his significant contributions to combat HIV/AIDS. Read more about Dr. Montaner’s award. Photo by Marlis Funk.

Province provides $500,000 for interCultural Online Health Network (iCON)

Province provides $500,000 for interCultural Online Health Network (iCON)

iCON connects health practitioners and community members to learn about chronic disease prevention and management.

Faculty of Medicine graduate students among top three finalists in Three Minute Thesis

Faculty of Medicine graduate students among top three finalists in Three Minute Thesis

Two Faculty of Medicine graduate students placed among the top three finalists in UBC’s 2012 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Participants in the 3MT have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. Fergil Mills, PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Program, was named Runner-up for his […]

L-R: Mustafa Hasan, a research participant, demonstrates the body weight supported treadmill for Andrei Krassioukov, Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Howard Feldman, Executive Associate Dean, Research; and Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq. Photo: Martin Dee

CIHR grant aims to expand understanding of cardiovascular health among those with spinal cord injuries

The main cause of death in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) is cardiovascular disease. They develop it at younger ages and at greater rates than the able-bodied population. Now, a team led by Andrei Krassioukov – a Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, an investigator at ICORD, and a physician at […]

Photo by Ted Grant

Photo exhibit goes behind the scenes at the Island Medical Program

(Adapted from the University of Victoria’s The Ring community newspaper) His most famous photo is of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau sliding down a banister. But of all he’s shot in 60 years as a photographer, Ted Grant’s favourite work is the photo series he has done of doctors and nurses at work. It’s a project that began 30 […]