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Readying the leaders of tomorrow for health system transformation

Readying the leaders of tomorrow for health system transformation

To honour the memory of his special mentor, Dr. David Hsu, BSc’74, MD’77, MSc’83, is reaching out to fellow alumni, family, and friends of Dr. Anne Crichton to establish the Crichton Health Systems and Policy Learning Fund.

Upcoming Webinar: The 21st Century House Call: Is Virtual Health Here to Stay?

Upcoming Webinar: The 21st Century House Call: Is Virtual Health Here to Stay?

On Thursday, February 24th, hear from UBC experts Dr. Kendall Ho, MD’86, Dr. Silke Cresswell, and Dr. John Pawlovich, BSc’90, MD’94, as they share their insights on how the use of technology to improve access to health care in rural and remote communities during the last few decades has paved the way for rapid update of virtual health and predictions for the future.

Congratulations Dr. Jim Huang, MSc’11, MD’15, a recipient of the 2020-2021 UBC Alumni Builder Award

Congratulations Dr. Jim Huang, MSc’11, MD’15, a recipient of the 2020-2021 UBC Alumni Builder Award

Knowing that we’re stronger together, a small group of UBC’s first graduates formed alumni UBC on May 4, 1917. The UBC alumni community is now a global network of more than 360,000 UBC alumni in 140 countries. The Alumni Builder Awards were established as part of alumni UBC 100, the alumni association’s centennial, to recognize […]

Congratulations Alixandra Bacon, BSc’07, BMw’12, a recipient of the 2020-2021 UBC Alumni Builder Award

Congratulations Alixandra Bacon, BSc’07, BMw’12, a recipient of the 2020-2021 UBC Alumni Builder Award

Alixandra (Alix) Bacon, BSc’07, BMw’12, is awarded an Alumni Builder Award in recognition of her service to the midwifery profession through strong leadership in Canada and across the world, and her commitment to midwifery education at UBC as Clinical Faculty.

Algorithms learn the language of medicine to predict cancer risk

Algorithms learn the language of medicine to predict cancer risk

Data scientist Dr. Aline Talhouk, PhD’13 works within a clinical research team, where she has learned to understand the language of medicine. Read about how this cutting-edge advantage is helping her develop a model that can save many women with endometrial cancer from unnecessarily aggressive surgery and treatments for a faster return to good health.

Humbled to become a trusted ally

Humbled to become a trusted ally

Yukon pediatrician Dr. Katharine Smart, BA’96, MD’01 goes beyond the usual ways of delivering health care to reach more children and better serve Indigenous communities. Read about the unique-in-Canada UBC training program that is deepening her knowledge and skillset in Indigenous health and how she is supporting others to participate in the program.

6 subtle signs you’re dealing with seasonal depression

6 subtle signs you’re dealing with seasonal depression

Huffington Post spoke to Dr. Raymond Lam, BSc’78, MD’81, a professor in UBC’s department of psychiatry, about the effect of seasonal affective disorder and how to manage it.

Health Matters: Monitoring and predicting the spread of COVID-19

Health Matters: Monitoring and predicting the spread of COVID-19

Dr. David Patrick, MHSc’94, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was interviewed about what we can expect as COVID-19 continues to evolve.

Telehealth offers rural health care options for Parkinson’s patients

Telehealth offers rural health care options for Parkinson’s patients

New research from the UBC Okanagan Southern Medical Program supports the use of telehealth in the care of Parkinson’s patients in rural communities, particularly within the Interior Health region. Lead author and fourth-year SMP student Dakota Peacock was quoted.

Webinar Replay: The connection between physical activity, the brain, and overall well-being during COVID-19

Webinar Replay: The connection between physical activity, the brain, and overall well-being during COVID-19

Rewatch the latest COVID-19 webinar featuring UBC experts Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, BSc’94, MSc’98, PhD’04 and Dr. Eli Puterman, MA’04, PhD’09 as they explore the importance of physical activity on our ability to manage stress and our well-being, and ways to maintain a physically active lifestyle in this time of physical distancing and seasonal changes.