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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. Read More >


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. Read More >


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. Read More >


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. Read More >


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. Read More >


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. Read More >


More people are surviving severe COVID-19, but doctors aren’t exactly sure why
Dr. Donald Griesdale, BSc'96, MD'00, a professor in UBC's department of anesthesiology, pharmacology and therapeutics, was quoted about lower mortality rates for the second wave than in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More >


Prenatal care remains key amid COVID, B.C. expert says, as U.S. studies show heightened risk
Dr. Deborah Money, BSc'81, MD'85, a professor in UBC's department of obstetrics and gynaecology, discussed pregnancy during the pandemic and the risk of COVID-19 for pregnant people. Read More >


Psychedelics as health and wellness aid? Not a hallucination
Dr. Evan Wood, PhD'03, a professor and addiction specialist at UBC's faculty of medicine, gave comments about how psychedelic therapy is radical because it aims to cure disorders, not just manage them. Read More >


UBC Celebrates Together – Fall 2020
alumni UBC presents UBC Celebrates Together, a global broadcast to follow UBC’s Virtual Graduation on November 25th. This 20-minute online show will feature special messages and an at-home performance by Juno Award winning Canadian artist, Bahamas. Read More >