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Mothers of colour experience high rates of mistreatment by providers during childbirth in the U.S.
June 11, 2019The study is the largest looking at mistreatment during childbirth. Read More >


Police presence near supervised consumption sites in Toronto discouraging access
June 10, 2019Research led by Geoff Bardwell at the BC Centre on Substance Use suggests that policing may be a key barrier to accessing life-saving health service. Read More >


Scientists edge closer to root causes of multiple sclerosis
June 6, 2019Researchers led by Carles Vilariño-Güell found mutations in 12 genes believed to be largely responsible for the onset of MS. Read More >


New treatment knocks out cancer with a one-two punch
June 6, 2019Developed by Shoukat Dedhar, new cancer treatment has potential to be a heavy hitter when combined with existing therapies. Read More >


Jeannie Shoveller becomes 1st woman chairperson in the history of the CIHR
June 5, 2019Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor made the announcement on June 5, 2019. Read More >


Microglial ‘fingers’ probe dense brain structures in health and disease
June 4, 2019New UBC research expands our understanding of the brain’s immune cells. Read More >


Home exercise program reduces rate of falls for at-risk seniors
June 4, 2019At-home exercise program reduced falls in high-risk seniors by 36%, according to research led by Teresa Liu-Ambrose. Read More >


Alternative income assistance payment schedules could reduce drug use and related harm
June 3, 2019Study led by Lindsay Richardson examined whether varying the timing and frequency of income assistance payments can mitigate drug-related harms. Read More >


Early career medical researchers awarded $1.2 million from New Frontiers in Research Fund
May 30, 2019Researchers in the Faculty of Medicine received more than $1.2 million. Read More >


Canadian Association of Radiologists honours Faculty of Medicine members
May 29, 2019Bruce Forster and Faisal Khosa received honours for exceptional contributions to their field. Read More >

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