Research / Learning

St. Paul's Foundation CEO Dick Vollet on the Kash Heed Show

Kash Heed speaks with Dick Vollet, CEO of St. Paul's Foundation, about BC Research Groups partnering with China's genomics leader for improved patient care.

Listen to the full interview here

Chinese genomics giant enters B.C. health research partnership

Five B.C. health-industry groups have agreed to form a research partnership with Chinese genomics giant BGI to advance medical technologies such as the treatment of cancer, officials said Wednesday.

Vancouver hospital signs deal with genomics firm at ‘leading edge of medicine’

A promising future’s in the genes for St. Paul’s Hospital and a team of Vancouver medical researchers who signed a research deal with the world’s largest genomics company on Wednesday.

Leading Health Organizations in Canada and China Teaming up to Accelerate Precision Medicine

BGI at Shenzhen, Providence Health Care, St. Paul’s Foundation and partners plan joint research initiative

BGI, British Columbia Organizations to Collaborate on Precision Medicine

BGI and five British Columbia-based biomedical and healthcare organizations have allied on personalized medicine.

Preventing sudden tragedy (Dr. Andrew Krahn)

When a seemingly healthy person collapses and dies with no warnings, it is called sudden unexpected death or in some cases unexplained cardiac arrest. 

Study Predicts COPD Epidemic in 20 Years, Potentially Overwhelming Healthcare Systems (Dr. Don Sin)

Researchers at Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) determined that despite a decline in smoking rates, there will be an epidemic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over the next two decades, with the potential to overwhelm healthcare systems.

Opinion: Can we eliminate hepatitis? (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Thursday is World Hepatitis Day, an occasion to celebrate the strides in treating and — lo and behold — curing those who suffer from hepatitis C.

Vancouver Prescriptions for Addicts Gain Attention as Heroin and Opioid Use Rises (Crosstown Clinic)

Dave Napio started doing heroin over four decades ago, at 11 years old. Like many addicts these days, he heads to Vancouver’s gritty Downtown Eastside neighborhood when he needs a fix.

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