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SPPH PhD Student Leads Study on the Health Effects of Living Near Major Roads

SPPH PhD Student Leads Study on the Health Effects of Living Near Major Roads

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research led by SPPH PhD Candidate, Weiran Yuchi.

Congratulations to Kim McGrail and Rosemin Kassam on their new Appointments with UBC Health

Congratulations to Kim McGrail and Rosemin Kassam on their new Appointments with UBC Health

Dr. McGrail has been announced as the New Director of Research for UBC Health, while Dr. Kassam has been confirmed as the New Director of Research for UBC Health.

TrueNTH: Peer Support for Men with Prostate Cancer

TrueNTH: Peer Support for Men with Prostate Cancer

Dr. Arminee Kazanjian at the School of Population and Public Health addresses the unique needs of men living with prostate cancer in her one-on-one peer support program, the TrueNTH (True North) Peer Navigation Solution.

Helping hands, thriving families

Helping hands, thriving families

Prof. Patti Janssen was featured by Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies for her extensive work in prenatal education and improving health outcomes in mothers & children in BC and worldwide. To read more about this publication, please click on this link.

Dr. Nadine Caron named founding First Nations Health Authority Chair in Cancer and Wellness at UBC

Dr. Nadine Caron named founding First Nations Health Authority Chair in Cancer and Wellness at UBC

Dr. Nadine Caron, co-Director of the SPPH Centre for Indigenous Health and Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon, has been appointed to a newly created UBC position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and wellness among Indigenous peoples.

Congratulations to our SPPH Class of 2019

Congratulations to our SPPH Class of 2019

SPPH faculty and staff celebrated with students, family and friends at a reception held at Sage Bistro on Friday, November 29, 2019.

When Antibiotics Fail

When Antibiotics Fail

The report estimates that resistant bacterial infections were responsible for over 14,000 deaths in Canada in 2018, with around 26% of bacterial infections currently resistant to first-line antimicrobials. Those with weaker immune systems and/or pre-existing medical conditions are most susceptible to AMR exposure and developing resistant infections. The Panel asserts that action must be taken to protect vulnerable populations, including socially marginalized groups, those living in poverty, the homeless, and people with substance use disorders.

Bianca Malouf: Certified Industrial Hygienist, MSc

Young Alumna Shares Wisdom With Current Students

Bianca Malouf attributes much of her professional success to being at the right place at the right time and the MScOEH program provided her key opportunities to become an Industrial Hygienist.

Celebrating our SPPH Fall Graduates

Celebrating our SPPH Fall Graduates

Graduates and their guests are invited to attend a reception on Friday, Nov. 29 at Sage East after the Convocation Ceremony in the Chan Centre.

Three SPPH students are reimagining their PhD through the Public Scholars Initiative

Three SPPH students are reimagining their PhD through the Public Scholars Initiative

Starting its fifth year, UBC’s award-winning scholarship program continues to encourage and support doctoral students from all disciplines across UBC.