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PharmacyTherapeutics Initiative takes aim at multiple prescriptionsSeptember 2, 2014In its latest bulletin, the advisory group urges physicians to be vigilant about the number of different drugs their patients are taking. Read More

Minister Ambrose visits DMCBHFederal health minister tours UBC’s brain health centreAugust 21, 2014Brian MacVicar, Co-Director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, was one of three researchers to meet with Canada's Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose. Read More

Margolese diptychUBC lauds pioneers in heart failure and brain imagingAugust 20, 2014Cardiologist Paul Armstrong and neuroscientist Alan Evans have won the Margolese National Prizes in Heart and Brain Disorders, a $50,000 award bestowed by the Faculty of Medicine. Read More

Dr. Kelly McNagnyAntibiotics may play a role in boosting immunityAugust 18, 2014Professor Kelly McNagny leads a research that aims to help scientists understand how different antibiotics affect bacteria that play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system. Read More

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