Genetics-based prescribing moves one step closer to reality

A UBC project that uses patients’ genetic information to inform prescribing decisions by physicians has demonstrated its feasibility through a small pilot project, and is now offering its services directly to consumers. In an article published this week in the CMAJ Open, the creators of TreatGx describe how their pilot project, involving five family practices […]

New UBC education space opens at Royal Inland Hospital

UBC medical students and residents have an expansive new learning space in the Clinical Services Building (CSB) at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH).  The new space was unveiled as part of the official opening of the CSB on September 16, 2016 by Health Minister Terry Lake, Dr. Allan Jones, Regional Associate Dean, Interior, Interior Health representatives, […]

Sarah Munro receives Michael Smith Foundation Trainee Award

Sarah Munro receives Michael Smith Foundation Trainee Award

Sarah Munro, PhD Candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has been awarded a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) trainee award.  Ms. Munro was one of 28 outstanding post doctoral researchers chosen from a highly competitive pool of 154 applications.  With a maximum term of three years, the awards will […]

Zika Virus Will have Minimal Impact at Olympics Due to Winter Weather – Dr. Navin Prasad

With less than a month left to go before the Summer Olympic Games kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, local athletes are making their final preparations. 29 current and former University of British Columbia student athletes, who are part of Team Canada’s roster, received a special sendoff from UBC’s newly-appointed president Santa Ono.  Another […]