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Health behind bars
April 11, 2013Ruth Martin, Clinical Professor of Family Practice, helps women make the transition from prison to freedom. Read More >


Doctors not informed of harmful effects of medicines during sales visits
April 10, 2013Family doctors receive little or no information about harmful effects of medicines in the majority of drug promotions during visits by drug company representatives, according to an international study involving Canadian, U.S. and French physicians. Yet the same doctors indicated that they were likely to start prescribing these drugs, consistent with previous research that shows […] Read More >


UBC ranked number one in University Global Health Impact Report Card
April 9, 2013The report card evaluated top U.S. and Canadian research universities on contributions to global health. Read More >


UBC researchers part of new “Pediatric Cancer Dream Team”
April 9, 2013The “Dream Team” is receiving $14.5 million to study novel therapies for the most challenging-to-cure childhood cancers. Read More >


Healthy doctors make healthy patients, study finds
April 8, 2013Patients are more likely to follow preventive health practices like getting a flu shot or mammography if their doctors do likewise, researchers at UBC and in Israel have discovered. “We found that patients whose physicians adhered to the recommended screening or vaccination practices were significantly more likely to also undergo screening or vaccination compared with […] Read More >


Canada loses out on drug pricing: UBC study
April 8, 2013Health systems worldwide are increasingly negotiating secret price rebates from pharmaceutical companies and Canadians risk losing out on the deal. “The pricing of medicines is now a game of negotiation, similar to buying a car at a dealership,” says Steve Morgan, an Associate Professor in the School of Population and Public Health. “There’s a list […] Read More >


Growing rural medicine
April 4, 2013Adrienne Montgomery is completing her MD at UBC’s Northern Medical Program and will return to Terrace for her residency. Read More >


Two new appointments to Faculty's leadership
March 26, 2013John Kestle (left) and William Miller recently assumed leadership roles in the Faculty of Medicine. Read More >


UBC clubfoot treatment in Bangladesh gets $4.3 million federal boost
March 15, 2013The grant will set up a system of training health workers in a non-surgical method of treating the debilitating condition. Read More >


UBC stroke education reaches Chinese homes in B.C.
March 14, 2013The Intercultural Online Health Network is partnering with Fairchild TV to produce a six-installment series in Cantonese. Read More >

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