B.C. steps up measures to address viral hepatitis

New funding announced to support two projects that will help raise awareness about the transmission, treatment and prevention of viral hepatitis throughout the province.

Dr. Julio Montaner, Director, B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

From the 2013 Influencer Index: This doctor from Argentina has changed the face of HIV/AIDS treatment since moving to B.C. This Argentinian transplant arrived in B.C. for a post-doctoral fellowship at UBC just as the HIV/AIDS epidemic detonated in the early 1980s. In his three decades in the province, Dr. Julio Montaner has helped remove the disease’s stigma and saved millions of lives.

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.

Dr. Thomas Kerr and Dr. Evan Wood win CIHR research milestones award

Two BC-CfE researchers have been honoured with a prestigious public health award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Thomas Kerr and Dr. Evan Wood, co-directors of the BC-CfE's Addiction and Urban Health Research Initiative, received the inaugural Population and Public Health Research Milestones Initiative Award for their outstanding contribution to developing Canada's research base for harm reduction and health equity approaches to HIV prevention and control.


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