Department of Medicine
UBC experts on Ozempic
The B.C. government has announced measures to ensure an adequate supply of the diabetes drug semaglutide (Ozempic) in B.C. as demand in the U.S. surges. UBC experts are available to comment.
Mar 28, 2023
UBC experts on decriminalization of hard drugs
From Jan. 31, the federal and B.C. governments will decriminalize possession of small amounts of certain drugs—opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy—intended for personal use. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 26, 2023
Access to safer supply rapidly increased during COVID-19: study
The number of programs and prescribers offering safer supply to reduce risk of overdose increased dramatically in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study looking at services across Canada.
Jun 16, 2022
UBC researcher embraces big data, helping uncover deeper insights into the genetics of autism
Geneticist Dr. Suzanne Lewis discusses the genetics of autism and shares how a new initiative will advance research and potentially alter the future of diagnosis and treatment for Canadians living with autism
Jul 19, 2021
Researchers launch study into COVID-19 vaccine uptake and efficacy in vulnerable urban populations
In this Q&A, Dr. Brittany Barker, postdoctoral fellow with UBC’s department of medicine and research scientist at BCCSU, and Dr. Hudson Reddon, postdoctoral research fellow with UBC’s department of medicine, discuss how COVID-19 and vaccinations are being experienced by vulnerable populations.
Jul 14, 2021
At least one year between pregnancies reduces risks for mother and baby
Twelve to 18 months seems to be the ideal length of time between giving birth and getting pregnant again, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Oct 29, 2018