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New facility brings brain development into sharper focus
June 14, 2012The 3-Tesla MRI scanner is only the second of its kind in Canada dedicated to pediatric research. Read More >


CMMT celebrates its 15th anniversary
June 13, 2012CMMT’s 15th Anniversary from CMMT on Vimeo. Members of the medical research community gathered together on June 5 to celebrate the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics’ 15th anniversary. More than 260 supporters from government, education, health care, and life sciences communities came out for an evening of celebration. Charles Sabine, a UK journalist served […] Read More >


UBC recognizes brain and heart researchers with $50,000 prizes
June 5, 2012John Cairns of UBC (left) won the prize for heart research, and Guy Rouleau (right) won for his work on brain diseases. Read More >


UBC and partners break ground for new hospice
May 24, 2012The $4.5 million project will provide end-of-life care for individuals, and help improve palliative care through research and training. Read More >


UBC graduates its largest class of Aboriginal MD students
May 22, 2012Twelve Aboriginal students will graduate with a UBC medical undergraduate degree (MD) this spring. Read More >


Division of Health Care Communication receives national recognition for community service-learning
May 14, 2012The award was for the "Community as Teacher” program through which UBC health professional students learn alongside Aboriginal youth at summer camps led by Elders, youth workers and cultural leaders. Read More >


Studies of two drugs point to vision risks
May 11, 2012Mahyar Etminan, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, recently published two studies – one in JAMA, the other in the Canadian Medical Association Journal – about the ophthalmological side effects of two drugs: oral fluoroquinolones (a type of antibiotic) and oral bisphosphonates (used to treat osteoporosis). The study of fluoroquinolones, in the April […] Read More >


H1N1 discovery paves way for universal flu vaccine
May 9, 2012UBC researchers found that the “swine flu” vaccine triggers antibodies that protect against many influenza viruses. Read More >


Faculty of Medicine to double enrolment in midwifery education program
May 4, 2012Bolstered by increased funding from the Province of British Columbia, first-year spaces in the program will grow to 20. Read More >


Faculty of Medicine signs agreement with Chinese Ministry of Health
April 25, 2012Gavin Stuart, UBC’s Vice Provost Health and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, signed the agreement in Beijing. Read More >

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