A weekly roundup of news, stories, and media mentions from the Faculty of Medicine.
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Medicine This Week | January 16 – 20, 2017
Here is the round-up of news, stories, and media mentions from the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
STORIES & NEWS RELEASES
UBC’s beacons of hope in the war against Alzheimer’s disease
Parks, big and small, needed for public health
Faculty of Medicine scientists appointed to BC Leadership Chairs
CBC: SPPH’s Steve Morgan speaks to need for national pharmacare in Canada. Similar articles appeared in CBC Radio’s The Current, Globe and Mail and Canadian Press.
CBC: Pediatrics’ Niranjan Kissoon wants sepsis treated as a separate cause of illness
International Business Times: SPPH’s Michael Rekart’s study on connection betweetn HIV treatment and syphilis. Similar articles appeared in Georgia Straight, Yahoo, City News, Montreal Gazette, CBC and News 1130.
Canadian Press: SPPH’s Steve Morgan says a one-on-one deal on health care funding is a slippery slope. Similar articles appeared in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Global.
Globe and Mail: Dermatology’s Boluwaji Ogunyemi’s op/ed on hope that Canada will continue to be accepting of different cultures
Metro News Toronto: SPPH’s Paul Kershaw says residential zoning law changes and tax breaks will improve housing affordability
Vancouver Sun: UBC president announces Psychiatry’s Weihong Song as new adviser on China
Huffington Post: OB-GYN’s Lori Brotto says clinical trials show that “female Viagra” may not make a significant difference for women
Fairchild TV: Roger Wong, Executive Associate Dean and Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine, interviewed for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Kelowna News:UBC medical students raise money for mental health services for youth
Global: Psychiatry’s Michael Krausz says risks to funeral workers are low for fentanyl exposure from cadavers
Vancouver Sun: SPPH’s Matilda van den Bosch finds a link between human health and access to green spaces. A similar article appeared in Metro News.
Daily Mirror: OB-GYN’s Lori Brotto’s research on using mindfulness to help “sexually disconnected” women
Vancouver Sun: Psychiatry’s Kerry Jang suggests using emergency powers to deal with overdose deaths
Social Media Highlights
Prof. Michael Kobor & Dean Dermot Kelleher discuss ground-breaking research into the ways life experience shapes prenatal and child development
Top Facebook Post
Kendall Ho says health and fitness apps and wearable devices help people self-evaluate and modify behaviour