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Dr. Anita Palepu wins 2020 Research & Mission Award

Congratulations to Dr. Anita Palepu for winning the 2020 Research and Mission Award. This annual award recognizes a scientist in our organization who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence Health Care while conducting outstanding research.

UBC Open Call for CRCEF Stage 3 Application

The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) is a Tri-Agency program that is part of the Government of Canada's COVID-19 economic response plan. UBC is currently taking application for Stage 3 which supports maintenance and ramp-up costs incurred due to COVID-19. 

As an affiliated institute with UBC, researchers should follow UBC's CRCEF Stage 3 application process to submit an application.

Researchers want to understand how COVID-19 has impacted youth

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, it has become clear that different age groups are experiencing the social and economic consequences of the virus in different ways.

UBC-Providence scientists join forces with WestJet and YVR for COVID-19 Testing Study

Providence researchers are lending their research expertise and diagnostic know-how to support the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study, a project sponsored by WestJet and Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR).

Atrial fibrillation patients do better with surgical procedure than drugs as initial treatment: study

New research led by a St. Paul’s Hospital cardiologist has found that a minimally invasive procedure provides longer-lasting benefits than drugs as the first course of treatment for this common heart condition. 

New research hopes to improve COVID-19 nasal swab test

A new study has found that rotating the swab after it’s inserted into the nose – a step that makes the procedure take longer, and may increase patient discomfort – does not improve the quality of the sample collected and is therefore unnecessary.

New postage stamp honours HIV/AIDS pioneer Dr. Julio Montaner

A global pioneer in the treatment of HIV/AIDS is being recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to medicine with a commemorative postage stamp.

Using health economics to find a better way to screen for prostate cancer

CHÉOS Scientists are testing the cost-effectiveness of a new blood test that aims to avoid the unnecessary health complications and costs of current methods

Blood test could prevent COVID-19 patients from getting sicker

From being asymptomatic to developing life-threatening symptoms, it’s become clear that people infected with COVID-19 respond to the virus with vastly different degrees of severity.

Study finds evidence of preserved hearing at end of life

A recent study shows that some people may still be able to hear while in an unresponsive state at the end of their life.

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