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2022 Seasons Greetings from the Department of Pediatrics, UBC & BCCH

Dear Colleagues, I am awed by this Department’s distinctive culture of caring and collaboration. I am so grateful to be part of this exceptional team of talented faculty, trainees and staff, working together to improve the care of children & youth and their families. As we work through this surge, I am humbled by the […]

Take action against Gender-Based Violence

Dr. Andrew Macnab, various collaborators and students from the Stand Tall School in Kampala, Uganda have created a music video to end sexual violence against girls and women, entitled Tekawo Enjawulo. See:   Tekawo Enjawulo is part of a 16-day campaign running November 25th to Dec 19th 2022 led by UN Women and their UNITE […]

Farewell to Dr. Nancy Lanphear, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC & BCCH

Dear Colleagues, I would like wish Dr. Nancy Lanphear all the best in her next chapter as she travels abroad with her husband. Nancy is leaving the department as Head, Division of Developmental Pediatrics at UBC, a role she has held since July 1, 2008 and she is also stepping down as Senior Medical Director, […]

Meet Dr. Matt Carwana, Director, Social Pediatrics Program

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Dr. Steven Miller awarded the highest honour by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for his career achievements

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Miller! On Friday, November 25, 2022, Dr. Miller will be inducted into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as part of the class of 2022 new RSC Fellows and Members ceremony. Recognition by the RSC for career achievement is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences […]

Timely preprint comparing RSV infections and hospitalizations in children before and during COVID-19 pandemic

Recent work by researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the BC Centre for Disease Control show more RSV cases in children ages 2-3 years old without increased severity even after the pandemic mitigation measures were lifted in 2021-22. SEE:

Registration Open | 5th Annual Global Health Conference | January 26, 2023

Join us on Thursday, January 26, 2023 for the 5th Annual Global Health Conference (GHC23). Co-chaired by Dr. Gina Ogilvie and Dr. Caron Strahlendorf, this event brings together health professionals from diverse disciplines to share their knowledge at this exciting one-day event. MORE:

Health After 2020 program for 2022/23

Drs. Mariana Brussoni, Anamaria Richardson, and Matthew Carwana are part of the seven interdisciplinary, cross-institutional teams that have been accepted into the Health After 2020 program for 2022/23. Are the early years still the greatest equalizer? Examining equity in early childhood emerging from the Covid era This project will bring together a small, multidisciplinary group […]

Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani!

Congratulations to Dr. Manish Sadarangani! He is the recipient of the 2022 Award of Excellence in Lung Health Research by the BC Lung Foundation. This award is given to outstanding individuals who scored the highest marks in peer-reviewed research. For more than 110 years, BC Lung has been a leader in the fight for healthy […]

Digital Health Week: Empowerment, Equity, Inclusion Nov 14-18 2022

Dr. Shazhan Amed, MD, FRCPC, FAAP will talk about TrustSphere at Digital Health Week, an annual celebration of how digital and virtual health is transforming the delivery of care across Canada. More Information: The Office of Virtual Health (OVH) / Digital Health Strategy Office (DHSO) / BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) and Women’s […]