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Dr. Karim Khan named Scientific Director of CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis

Dr. Karim Khan named Scientific Director of CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis

Karim Khan, Professor in the Department of Family Practice and outgoing Co-Director of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, has been appointed the new Scientific Director of the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Khan, who assumes the role October 1, will work with the […]

Dr. Launette Rieb discusses Vancouver’s new grocery store liquor policy

Dr. Launette Rieb discusses Vancouver’s new grocery store liquor policy

Dr. Launette Rieb, family physician, Clinical Associate Professor, and addictions expert, in the Department of Family Practice recently spoke to Global News, CBC Radio One, about the recent changes to Vancouver’s liquor laws. Read Global News online article here  

Centre for Rural Health Research releases film about birthing in rural communities

In BC alone, more than 1,000 rural women a year must travel more than 100 kilometers to give birth. This causes stress and anxiety and, in some instances, adverse maternal and newborn outcomes. Women who have to travel more than 4 hours have more than a three times higher rate of perinatal mortality. Where was […]

Improving maternal health at home and abroad – Cathy Ellis

Improving maternal health at home and abroad – Cathy Ellis

Cathy Ellis, a senior instructor with UBC’s four-year Midwifery program has devoted her career to improving maternal health in countries around the world, including Mexico, Kosovo, Zambia, Uganda, and Nepal. In 2005, she established UBC’s Students for Global Citizenship- an initiative that offers UBC midwifery students an opportunity to participate in global practicums in low-resource […]