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Drunk DrivingStronger drunk driving law leads to safer roadsAugust 14, 2014B.C.'s harsher penalties led to an estimated 84 fewer fatal crashes, according to research led by Jeffrey Brubacher, an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine. Read More

Addiction_homepageB.C. and U.S. support expansion of UBC’s addiction research and trainingAugust 6, 2014The $5.5 million will help train more addiction specialists and support clinical trials. Read More

Dr. Jessica Palmer Featured ImageCoastal community partnerships enrich residency training for new doctorsAugust 5, 2014Jessica Palmer is part of the first cohort of eight Coastal family practice residents. Read More

Royal Inland Hospital_01Opening new doors for new physicians in B.C.’s InteriorAugust 5, 2014Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops is one of two new training sites for medical residents in B.C.'s Interior. Read More

CL homepageA “broken barrier” theory of ALSJuly 31, 2014Associate Professor Christopher Loewen has discovered a biochemical method cells use to internally compartmentalize themselves. Read More

Dr. William Gibson, lead author on the case study.A young girl’s rare disease may provide clues to the genetic causes of obesityJuly 30, 2014Associate Professor William Gibson is leading a study that finds obesity in a young girl is due to a rare genetic mutation. Read More

Richard HarriganUBC develops test to ensure effectiveness of new Hep C drugJuly 29, 2014Associate Professor Richard Harrigan is leading the effort to screen for a drug-resistant form of the disease. Read More

VSP orientation_homepage2A taste of Canadian medical educationJuly 28, 2014The inaugural Vancouver Summer Program in Medicine has brought 85 Chinese students to UBC for courses in pharmacology and clinical research. Read More

Montaner and Queensland minister_homepageQueensland signs on to British Columbia’s HIV strategyJuly 23, 2014The Australian state became the latest jurisdiction to adopt the policy of widespread HIV testing and the immediate offer of anti-retroviral drugs. Read More

Wood-Evan-homepageEarly HIV infection often eludes clinical diagnosisJuly 15, 2014In an article published in JAMA, lead author Evan Wood and collaborators found that physicians struggle to recognize early HIV infection through clinical exams alone. Read More