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Province announces education improvements for University Hospital of Northern British Columbia
April 17, 2012The Province is moving ahead with planning for improvements to education facilities to support medical training at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC), as part of Budget 2012. The improvements include a library and lecture space to enable small- and large-group learning for students and residents in the Northern Medical Program, a partnership created […] Read More >


UBC scientists reveal a breast cancer’s insidious evolution
April 4, 2012Faculty of Medicine researchers have decoded the genetic make-up of triple negative breast cancer, which could lead to more effective treatment. The study, published online April 4 in the journal Nature, reveals that this form of cancer is not one distinct single entity, but an extremely complex and evolved tumour with an unprecedented range of […] Read More >


Faculty members explore potential of metagenomics to test water quality
March 26, 2012Just over a decade ago, a small Ontario town was the epicenter of Canada’s most significant drinking water related disaster. Close to half of Walkerton’s 5,000 residents fell ill and seven people lost their lives due to the highly dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria found in their drinking water. A research team led by […] Read More >


Province provides $500,000 for interCultural Online Health Network (iCON)
March 26, 2012iCON connects health practitioners and community members to learn about chronic disease prevention and management. Read More >


Neuroethicist recommends guidelines on reporting research incidental findings
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Province invests $5 million in prostate centre
March 19, 2012B.C. Ministry of Health news release | March 19, 2012 B.C. men are to benefit from a $5-million provincial grant to the Vancouver Prostate Centre, a University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital Centre of Excellence and world leader in research and treatment of prostate cancer. “We need to ensure B.C. remains at the […] Read More >


Research suggests medically prescribed heroin more effective, less costly than current methadone treatment
March 16, 2012Model shows those using heroin-assisted therapy live longer and cost society less Medically prescribed heroin is more cost-effective than methadone for treating long-term street heroin users, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Providence Health Care. The study, published March 12, 2012 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal […] Read More >


Founding members of the Faculty of Medicine donate Bill Reid collection to UBC’s Museum of Anthropology
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Younger children in the classroom likely over-diagnosed with ADHD: UBC research
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Dismay over ovarian cancer outcomes leads to new professorship
February 20, 2012 Read More >

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