Work in Progress Seminar:
Dr. Skye Barbic 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Details
Workshop: Clinical Research Data Management 12:00 PM–2:00 PM, Room 2108, 938 West 28th Avenue Details
Workshop: Introduction to Qualitative Reviews 1:00 PM–4:00 PM, 828 West 10th Avenue Details
Nov 25 Workshop: Meaningful Engagement of Patient Family Partners
Ms. Karen Estrin and Kate McNamee 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, Conference Rm 8, Providence Level 1, St. Paul’s Details
Workshop: Clinical Research Budgets and Contracts 12:00 PM–2:00 PM, Room 2108, 938 West 28th Avenue Details
C2E2 Annual Lecture: Health Science in the Age of Celebrity
Dr. Timothy Caulfield 3:00 PM–4:00 PM, VGH Paetzold Lecture Hall, 899 W. 12 Avenue Details
PHC Knowledge Translation Community of Practice Workshop 12:00 PM–1:00 PM, Dining Room 3, St. Paul’s Details
Communicating Science to Non-Scientists 1:00 PM–2:00 PM, LSC Room 1416, UBC Details
Webinar: Improving Collaboration and Communication to be Influential in Translating Your Knowledge 2:00 PM–3:00 PM MDT, By Webinar Details
Workshop: Clinical Research Promotion Strategies 1:00 PM–3:00 PM, Room 2108, 938 West 28th Avenue Details
Health Sciences Writing Retreat
(Female Postdoctoral Fellows and Pre-Tenure Faculty) Details
All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST) unless otherwise indicated.
Happy birthday, Pharmsci!
The UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences celebrates its 70th birthday this month. Visit their website for a history of the faculty and a list of celebratory activities.
CHÉOS researchers receive Nursing Awards
Congratulations to Aggie Black and Rick Sawatzky, who have received 2016 Nursing Awards of Excellence from the Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia!
Dr. Sawatzky, CHÉOS Scientist and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Patient-Reported Outcomes, received an Award for Excellence in Advancing Nursing Knowledge and Research, and Ms. Black received the Award for Innovation in Nursing. Ms. Black is a Research Associate at CHÉOS and the Research Leader for Professional Practice at PHC.
Read more on our website.[Left to Right: Associate Deputy Minister of Health Lynn Stevenson, CHÉOS Scientist Rick Sawatzky, ARNBC President Zak Matieschyn, and Chair for the Nursing Education Council of B.C. Sonya Grypma]
Evidence Speaks: November
The November edition of our Evidence Speaks series is now online. This recurring feature contains summaries of select publications as well as in-depth features on the latest work from our investigators.
A Day in the Life: Dr. Rita McCracken
On November 8, CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Rita McCracken was featured once again as part of PHC’s “Day in the Life” series on Twitter. The feature followed Dr. McCracken on her rounds at St. Paul’s Hospital and St. Vincent’s: Langara. View the summary at #PHCDayinLife.
The latest issue of Promise Magazine is out. CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Adeera Levin discusses her new project to improve care for people with chronic kidney disease, and CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Rita McCracken talks about her work in healthy aging.
Official launch of the patient-oriented research unit
Last week marked the official launch of the B.C. Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials (SUPPORT) Unit. The initiative, a provincial network that will engage patients to set priorities for research, is supported by funding of nearly $80 million over five years.
CHÉOS Scientists will be involved in the process: Dr. Martin Schechter sits on the five-member board of the Academic Health Sciences Network, where the Unit is housed; and Dr. Linda Li is the Lead for the Unit’s Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science Methods Cluster.
The Control of Hypertension in Pregnancy Study (CHIPS) Group, which included CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Joel Singer and statistician Dr. Terry Lee, studied the effects of blood pressure control during pregnancy.
CHIPS showed that tight control of blood pressure during pregnancy decreases the risk of developing severe hypertension without sacrificing care satisfaction or increasing risk to newborns, and can lead to lower costs to the health care system. This research resulted in nine publications.
The CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN)’s annual Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Competition is now open. The program facilitates research in HIV and related health conditions by providing funding to candidates.
Applications are due January 31, 2017. For information on how to apply, please visit the CTN website.