Family Matters

Saraswathi Vedam wins Innovation Challenge from National Quality Forum

Saraswathi Vedam, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice, was one of five people to win the 2017 Innovation Challenge from the U.S. based National Quality Forum (NQF), for developing and validating patient-designed measures of autonomy and respect, as well as tools to capture patients’ reported mistreatment in maternity care.

Department Members Give Back – Steve Beerman, Cathy Ellis, Gurdeep Parhar

Department Members Give Back – Steve Beerman, Cathy Ellis, Gurdeep Parhar

Giving Back From tackling hemophilia in Uganda to teaching swimming lessons in Bangladesh, meet some of our faculty and students who are giving their time, talent and treasure to help communities at home and around the world.

Dr. Joy Russell named Family Physician of the Year for BC

Dr. Joy Russell named Family Physician of the Year for BC

Joy Russell, a UBC clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Practice, has been named Family Physician of the Year in B.C. by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

Dr. Martina Scholtens recounts 10 years service at Vancouver refugee clinic

Dr. Martina Scholtens recounts 10 years service at Vancouver refugee clinic

When Martina Scholtens was in medical school, she never imagined she would be working one-on-one with some of the most vulnerable people in Vancouver.