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Q&A on how to protect your skin from the summer sun
July 2, 2013Summer doesn’t last long, but the damaging effects of the sun could last a lifetime unless you take the proper precautions, says Harvey Lui, a Professor and Head of the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science. Read More >


Donald Brooks wins grant to improve blood storage technology
July 2, 2013The goal: a biocompatible layer that protects platelets from collisions with the container wall and prevents bacterial proliferation. Read More >


Drop and give me 20
June 28, 2013To counteract the unhealthy lifestyles of medical residents, Clinical Professor Kam Shojania instituted weekly workouts for his rheumatology trainees. Read More >


Shanda Jordan Gaetz appointed Executive Director, Faculty Affairs
June 26, 2013In her 16 years at UBC, she has served as the Faculty's Human Resources Advisor and Director of Human Resources. Read More >


UBC heart and stroke research gets $35M boost
June 25, 2013The funding commitment from the Heart and Stroke Foundation is the largest gift to the Faculty of Medicine. Read More >


The graveyard shift
June 24, 2013Paramedic Renee MacCarron is a participant in a study of shiftworkers, sleep patterns and cancer risk, funded by the Canadian Cancer Society. Read More >


Q&A on risky behaviour and young men with Genevieve Creighton
June 21, 2013Genevieve Creighton researches young men, masculinities and risk taking with the Developmental Neurosciences & Child Health Cluster at Child & Family Research Institute and the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Read More >


An inside look at palliative care
June 20, 2013"Faces of Palliative Care," co-produced by Clinical Professor Patricia Boston and featuring several UBC faculty members, was broadcast on CBC in British Columbia. Read More >


Centre for Blood Research joins forces with Chinese biotech firm
June 14, 2013The two-way agreement aims to acclerate the development of new treatments for a variety of diseases. Read More >


Questioning the value of expensive arthritis drugs
June 12, 2013The newer arthritis drugs, called biologics, are booming in popularity; they are also much costlier. Aslam Anis is part of a U.S.-Canadian team scrutinizing their effectiveness. Read More >

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