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UBC looms large at Canada's premier medical education conference
May 1, 2013The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine was a major presence at this year’s Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME), held in April 20 to 23 in Quebec City. Administratively, many UBC members occupied leadership positions at the meeting, including: Geoffrey Payne, the Assistant Dean, Education and Research in the Northern Medical Program and Associate […] Read More >


Faculty members receive federal bioinformatics funding
April 30, 2013Among the five winning UBC projects is one aiming to improve clinical testing for various types of cancer. Read More >


UBC scientists enlisted in transplant research project
April 22, 2013Associate Professor Megan Levings will co-lead an investigation seeking to reduce the need for immune-suppressant drugs. Read More >


Spinal cord researchers to benefit from $20M Rick Hansen Foundation investment
April 12, 2013The funds will be used to pursue treatments in the laboratory and to launch clinical trials. Read More >


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 >

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