Biomedical Innovation by the Numbers

Biomedical Innovation by the Numbers

Biomedical Innovation by the Numbers Explore how research and training at UBC’s faculty of medicine and across the life sciences are accelerating the translation of medical discoveries to patient care — and growing the B.C. economy. Training future scientists and leaders With 25 clinical, population health, and discovery-based graduate programs, the UBC faculty of medicine trains […]

Clinical Cardiovascular physiologist and a postdoctural fellow at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)

Clinical Cardiovascular physiologist and a postdoctural fellow at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)

Meet Dr. Alexandra Williams Improving cardiovascular health for people with spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries put people at much higher risk for heart disease over their lifetime. Dr. Alexandra Williams, a postdoctoral fellow in clinical cardiovascular physiology at UBC’s International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), is studying the link between the cardiovascular and nervous […]

Medical genetics candidate at UBC and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

Medical genetics candidate at UBC and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

Meet Vanessa Porter Mapping a deadly disease using cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology.

How gene editing tools could one day cure rare and debilitating diseases

How gene editing tools could one day cure rare and debilitating diseases

Meet Dr. Soh Ishiguro How gene editing tools could one day cure rare and debilitating diseases.

Supercharging drug development through AI

Supercharging drug development through AI

Supercharging drug development through AI UBC researchers have engineered the world’s fastest drug screening technology. It could revolutionize COVID-19 treatments — and more.

Stem cells help Type-1 diabetes patients produce insulin

Stem cells help Type-1 diabetes patients produce insulin

Stem cells help Type-1 diabetes patients produce insulin UBC researchers have developed a promising new treatment for one of the world’s most stubborn and debilitating diseases.

Stopping an invisible killer in its tracks

Stopping an invisible killer in its tracks

Stopping an invisible killer in its tracks Scientists at UBC are determined to reduce ovarian cancer deaths and suffering by 50 per cent over the next decade.

Dean’s Message

DEAN’S MESSAGE The future of medicine is now  Biomedical innovation is bringing us ever closer to solving life’s most pressing health challenges. Together, let’s transform health for everyone. Every day, UBC Faculty of Medicine researchers make remarkable scientific breakthroughs that bring us ever closer to solving life’s most pressing health challenges. In the past few […]

Opinion

Opinion

OPINION Seizing B.C.’s biomedical innovation opportunity With greater collaboration and strategic investments, British Columbia and Canada can become global leaders, says Greg D’Avignon, President and CEO of the B.C. Business Council. As we watch the latest COVID-19 variant fade in the rearview mirror toward a hopeful endemic state, it is time, once again, to take […]

Numbers in Action

Numbers in Action

Bringing cancer breakthroughs to patients faster than ever From genomics to biophysics, UBC’s Vancouver Prostate Centre tackles prostate cancer from every conceivable angle. The results are inspiring. new cancer drugs approved for patient use over the past decade new clinical trials enrolling 2,886 patients since 2008 increase in overall survival of patients with treatment-resistant prostate […]