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COVID-19 Research at SPPH

COVID-19 Research at SPPH

Find out how SPPH students and researchers are fighting COVID19.

Voices in Health: June 18, 2020, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Voices in Health: June 18, 2020, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Come join us virtually for our Voices in Health webinar on June 18, 2020, 3:00-4:30 PM!

Bayes Regularization and Microbiome Multi-omics: A Two-tailed Narrative
Causal Inference from Large, Real-world and Complex Healthcare Data in the Era of Data Science

Causal Inference from Large, Real-world and Complex Healthcare Data in the Era of Data Science

SCHEDULE Presentation: May 6 2020, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Where: Zoom Meeting Presentation Survey: Link Here ABSTRACT Real-world data (RWD) gathered during the routine clinical practice in the form of electronic health records, health claims databases, clinical records, and disease-specific registries can help fill the knowledge gap between clinical trials and clinical practice. In the presence of known […]

Messages to SPPH Community Regarding COVID-19

Messages to SPPH Community Regarding COVID-19

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In Memoriam: Babak Pourbohloul

In Memoriam: Babak Pourbohloul

Dear SPPH Community, Babak Pourbohloul, Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability passed away last weekend in Vancouver.  His contributions at BC-CDC, and UBC’s Faculties of Medicine and Science will long attest to his towering intellect and dedication to public service.  He was co-supervisor for IRES alumni and shall be missed by […]

Leaving prison during the COVID-19 and overdose public health emergencies

Leaving prison during the COVID-19 and overdose public health emergencies

SPPH PhD student Kate McLeod and Adjunct Faculty Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin published a blog post in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) this week, discussing the risks posed to individuals released from incarceration during the COVID-19 pandemic. The blog post follows a recent study on the value of Unlocking the Gates (UTG), a program that connects […]

SPPH researcher Wei Zhang develops novel questionnaire to assess the impact of presenteeism in the workplace due to illness or caregiving

The Impact of Presenteeism in the Workplace Due to Illness or Caregiving

Health problems can drastically affect one’s ability to work productively and perform at full capacity. From the general flu, to poor mental health, to cardiovascular disease, patients are often forced to take sick leaves or even stop working entirely, which can place significant financial and social burdens on their daily lives. When patients show up […]

Dr. Hugh Davies March 27, OEH Seminar

Dr. Hugh Davies March 27, OEH Seminar

March 27 OEH Seminar – Dr. Hugh Davies – Advancing surveillance protocols for antineoplastic drug exposures in health care settings

Bridging gaps in health care access with technology and innovation

Bridging gaps in health care access with technology and innovation

From pharmaceutical vending machines to reaching your doctor by text message, SPPH researchers are finding technological solutions to overcome barriers to health care access at home and abroad.