Smartphone app helps B.C. track ovarian cancer outcomes
June 25, 2012A locally-created new smartphone app is enabling ovarian cancer surgeons in B.C. to record details directly from the surgical suite to the provincial database where ovarian cancer tumour information is stored, investigated and tracked. The app, developed by the Cheryl Brown Ovarian Cancer Outcomes unit, a division of the Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OvCaRe), prompts […] Read More >

A modicum of solace for MS patients — lower cancer risk
June 21, 2012Elaine Kingwell, a postdoctoral fellow in the Brain Research Centre, led the study. Read More >

Older women more prone to workplace injuries: UBC study
June 20, 2012Although the rate of workplace injuries in Canada has been declining over the past two decades, some workers – older women in health care, for example – are much more vulnerable to serious injuries, researchers at the University of British Columbia have found. Women 55 to 64 years old are three times more likely to […] Read More >

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 >

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