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Dr. Karim Khan appointed Co-Director, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

Dr. Karim Khan appointed Co-Director, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

Dr. Karim Khan, Professor, Department of Family Practice, and the School of Kinesiology has been appointed Co-Director, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility.  Dr. Khan is an internationally recognized researcher in sport and exercise medicine which includes promoting physical activity for public health.  His over 300 research publications span high-risk clinical groups such as those […]

Dr. Mark MacKenzie appointed Postgraduate Program Director

Dr. Mark MacKenzie appointed Postgraduate Program Director

The UBC Department of Family Practice is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark MacKenzie as the Postgraduate Program Director effective July 1, 2017. Dr. MacKenzie has been a practicing physician in Chilliwack for over 20 years, and the Program Director for the UBC Integrated Community Clerkship since 2011. In previous roles, he has […]

Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds – Dr. Heather McKay

Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds – Dr. Heather McKay

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study. Researchers with UBC and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, measured the physical activity and bone strength of 309 teenagers over a specific four-year period that is crucial for lifelong, healthy […]

Dr. Michael Koehle shortlisted for Canadian Space Agency astronaut program

Dr. Michael Koehle shortlisted for Canadian Space Agency astronaut program

In June 2016, for the fourth time in Canadian space history, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) launched a call for potential astronauts. Of those that applied, three UBC faculty/alumni were selected for the 72-person shortlist. Four thousand applicants answered this call for two spots to join the next class of Canadian space explorers. For Michael […]