Research in Focus

Meet researchers in the Faculty of Medicine and learn more about their investigations and breakthroughs.

The northern ripple effect

A teacher, mentor and clinician-scientist, Robert Olson is changing the landscape of research and clinical practice in northern B.C.
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Bridging the gap

Laura Arbour is leading the Silent Genome project to improve access to genetic care for Indigenous populations.
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Expanding care with tech

Kendall Ho is exploring how technology can help chronic heart patients stay at home.
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The opioid epidemic: taking new measures to save lives

Nadia Fairbairn is leading a five-year study to explore the impact of policy changes in preventing overdose.
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The biology of addiction

Research by Shernaz Bamji and her team looks at the biology of addiction.
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Treating severe depression – in a kinder, gentler way

Research by Fidel Vila-Rodriguez explores non-invasive therapies to treat severe depression.
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Building resiliency in kids

Michael Kobor and Kimberly Schonert-Reichl partner-up with elementary schools across B.C. to explore the benefits of social-emotional learning.
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Aligning health, heritage and wellbeing

Clinical Assistant Professor and Coast Salish member of the Stz’uminus First Nation, Shannon Waters shares more on her work to improve First Nations health.
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Women in Research: Marianne Sadar

UBC Professor Marianne Sadar shares her journey into cancer research, her latest discovery and the strengths that women bring to the scientific community.
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Women in Research: Joanne Matsubara

UBC Professor Joanne Matsubara shares her journey into eye disease research, her current projects and what she hopes to accomplish.
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