BC-CfE’s Dr. Evan Wood named Canadian Research Chair in Inner City Medicine at UBC

Dr. Evan Wood, a University of British Columbia (UBC) professor and co-director of the Urban Health Research Initiative at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), has been appointed the Canadian Research Chair in Inner City Medicine at UBC.

The Government of Canada announced Dr. Wood’s prestigious appointment at the University of Toronto as part of a national announcement of chairs across Canada. The announcement included a regional event at the Vancouver office of James Moore, PC, MP, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

“I’m incredibly honoured by this appointment and excited by the opportunity it presents to transform addiction treatment in B.C.,” said Dr. Wood, an internal medicine physician specializing in inner city medicine and an internationally recognized expert in drug addiction and related policies. “The success and global impact of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS provides a model for the local addiction medicine system to emulate. As it stands now, there are effective addiction treatments that are not even available in BC and this must change.” Read full story here