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The Practice-based Research Challenge at Providence Health Care

Staff nurses at Providence Health Care (PHC) in Vancouver are engaging in a novel research initiative. In 2011, PHC, motivated by a desire to improve patient care through the promotion of evidence-informed practice, combined with a belief in the importance of staff nurses’ contribution to research, initiated the Practice-based Research Challenge. Developed in partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC) school of nursing, the Research Challengehas involved 200 point-of-care nurses and other health-care professionals since 2011.

Human tissue registry at St. Paul’s aids medical research

Global TV

Tyler Smith’s heart is now part of a human tissue registry at St. Paul’s Hospital.

It is almost twice the size a human heart should be after he was diagnosed with a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2010.

Smith’s heart is one of nearly 3,000 housed in the biobank, tucked away in the cellars of the hospital. The program, run by the Center for Heart Lung Innovation, is fairly unique in the world.

And there are only a couple of other institutions that have a cardiac collection of this size.

Elaine Yong reports.

Providence Health Care researchers make breakthrough in study of heart disease

Dr. Gordon Francis and Dr. Sima Allahverdian, two of the five co-authors on the new study in the journal Circulation.

St. Paul’s Hospital scientists discover smooth muscle cells may play a role in heart disease. Thirty two B.C. heart transplant patients, ranging in age from 24 to 78, gave the scientists permission to dissect their extracted, diseased hearts, which enabled them to make some important discoveries about how and where fatty deposits (cholesterol) accumulate in heart vessel walls. Read full story here.

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.

PHC scientists receive operating grants

CHÉOS scientists, based at St. Paul's Hospital, have received operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Read the full article to learn about the recipients and their research abstracts.

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