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Sophia Frangou appointed UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Brain Health
October 22, 2019Her research focuses on uncovering pathophysiological processes underlying psychosis, with emphasis on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Read More >


Psychiatry professor Erin Michalak receives 2019 Douglas Utting Prize
October 22, 2019The award honours her major contribution to the awareness and treatment of depression. Read More >


Vaginal tearing: why are episiotomies down despite some benefits?
October 21, 2019A new study suggests that when it comes to births assisted by forceps or vacuum, the declining rate of episiotomies in Canada warrants a closer look. Read More >


B.C.’s school-based HPV immunization program cuts pre-cancer rates by more than half
October 16, 2019HPV has been identified as the cause of almost all cervical cancers. Read More >


New international exercise guidelines for cancer survivors
October 16, 2019The updated recommendations outline specific ‘exercise prescriptions’ to address common side effects associated with cancer diagnoses and treatment. Read More >


New DNA “clock” could help measure development in young children
October 15, 2019This could allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. Read More >


Marco Marra inducted into the 2020 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
October 10, 2019He is head of the department of medical genetics and Canada Research Chair in Genome Science. Read More >


Perry Kendall appointed to the Order of Canada
October 7, 2019As B.C.’s former Provincial Health Officer he authored a report on Indigenous health. Read More >


UBC medical student Adam Ramzy receives 2019 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award
October 3, 2019As one of this year’s award recipients, he will attend the 2020 Medical Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Vancouver. Read More >


Linda Li inducted into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
October 3, 2019She is also the Canada Research Chair in Patient-Oriented Knowledge Translation and an award-winning epidemiologist and physiotherapist. Read More >

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