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Anatomy lab with iPad_homepageUBC puts tablets to work during anatomy lessonsApril 16, 2014Recognizing that medical students are increasingly reliant on mobile technology, the Southern Medical Program has integrated the devices into anatomy lab sessions. Read More

hWorld policy-makers cite UBC-CFRI research in approving fewer HPV vaccine dosesApril 10, 2014The WHO and European Community have endorsed two doses, which is likely to boost usage. Read More

Marg and Noel at event_homepageSolving the riddle of Parkinson’s, one bowl at a timeApril 10, 2014Marg Meikle, CBC Radio's "Answer Lady," created a ritual that became the most reliable source of funding for UBC Parkinson's research. Read More

Erin MichalakTaking the stigma out of bipolar disorderMarch 29, 2014March 30 marks the first World Bipolar Day. UBC’s Erin Michalak discusses peoples’ misconceptions. Read More

PVD homepage photoGates Foundation funds expansion of UBC pre-eclampsia projectMarch 26, 2014With this latest grant, Professor Peter von Dadelszen will take his diagnostic and treatment trial to Mozambique. Read More

hSugary drinks weigh heavily on teenage obesityMarch 26, 2014Associate Professor Louis Masse found that students in schools that sold sugary drinks were more likely to be obese. Read More

Michael LawCanadians spend more on private health insurance for smaller payoutsMarch 24, 2014Spending by Canadians on private health insurance has more than doubled over the past 20 years, but insurers paid out a rapidly decreasing proportion as benefits, according to a study published today in the CMAJ. Read More

Gavin Stuart in OkanaganNext generation of doctors enters the field, but we need moreMarch 20, 2014Gavin Stuart, Dean of the Faculty and UBC's Vice Provost Health, explains how UBC is helping to grow the ranks of doctors in the province. Read More

Russell Callaghan. Photo: University of Northern British ColumbiaDrinking age laws save lives, study findsMarch 19, 2014Russell Callaghan, who teaches in the Northern Medical Program, found abrupt increases in mortality among men just older than the drinking age. Read More

CorridorBasic (wheelchair) trainingMarch 19, 2014Two UBC-led trials test ways to help wheelchair users make the most of their devices. Read More