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A safer treatment path for high-risk children to overcome food allergies

New UBC research reveals a safe path to overcoming food allergies for older children and others who can’t risk consuming allergens orally to build up their resistance. It’s called sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), and it involves placing smaller amounts of food allergens under the tongue. A study conducted by UBC clinical professor and pediatric allergist Dr. […]

Canadian Cancer Society 2023 Challenge Grant (CHA-24)

Congratulations to Dr. Catrina Loucks! Dr. Loucks and her team are the recipients of a Canadian Cancer Society 2023 Challenge Grant (CHA-24) for their project, “Better pain management for children with cancer.” This project will analyze genetic patterns that may influence how children with cancer respond to pain medication. DNA from samples donated by children […]

Helpful Gut Bacteria Seem to Reduce Allergic Disease in Kids

Did you know that in babies, the right combo of gut bacteria might stave off later allergies, so scientists are testing “cocktails” of helpful microbes as therapy? In infancy the gut microbiomes of children who later develop allergies or asthma look different from those of children who don’t go on to have allergies. “Children who […]

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Voss, and her co-investigators Drs. Erica V Bennett, UBC School of Kinesiology, Kevin Harris and Trent Smith, Dept of Pediatrics! They received a CIHR New Investigator Grant for their project entitled, “Physical activity and the clinical management of chronic diseases in children.” MORE

Michael Smith Health Research BC 2023 Reach Award

Congratulations to Dr. Shelina Babul and her co-lead Ms. Karen Takai from Back in Motion Rehab Inc. on their from Michael Smith Health Research BC. Their project, “Drawing Attention to an Invisible Injury: Increasing Awareness and Reducing the Burden of Concussion among Workers and Workplaces in British Columbia,” looks at the potential long term impacts […]

2023 UBC Partnership Recognition and Exploration Fund

Congratulations to Dr. Jen Mooney, members of the Adolescent Health and Medicine Fellowship Program, BCCH and the Surrey Wraparound Program (WRAP). Their project, “The WRAP Youth Clinic: Expanding our Current Community Partnership to Meet the Identified Needs of an Underserved Population” was awarded funding from the UBC Partnership Recognition and Exploration (PRE) Fund. “The WRAP […]

Update: The Division of Neurology

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dr. Michelle Demos, Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics has been appointed as the Interim Head for the Division of Neurology effective June 1st, 2023. Dr. Demos is a Pediatric Neurologist and Neurogeneticist who has been with the department since 2007. In her new […]

CIHR 2023 Fall Competition

Congratulations to Drs. Tim Oberlander, Matt Carwana, Katelyn Boerner and Gregor Reid. Their projects were funded in the CIHR 2023 Fall Competition! Perinatal Opioid Exposures, Trajectories, Insights and Concentrations: The POETIC Network Principal Investigators: Charissa Patricelli (Family Practice); Timothy Oberlander (Pediatrics) UBC Faculty of Medicine Co-Applicants: Vilte Barakauskas (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) Katelynn Boerner and […]

2024 UBC Walk for Joy | 9-week walking challenge

This year, we have 5 teams competing in the 2024 ‘Walk for Joy’ challenge from February 5 – April 7, 2024. Staff and faculty will compete against each other and other UBC teams in this engaging challenge that promotes regular fitness in social settings.

Top 10 research advances of 2023

Congratulations to Drs. Jaime Guzman, David Cabral, Kristin Houghton, Kimberly Morishita, Lori Tucker, Stuart Turvey and the Canadian Alliance of Pediatric Rheumatology Investigators (CAPRI). Their study, “A decade of progress in juvenile idiopathic arthritis treatments and outcomes in Canada: results from ReACCh-Out and the CAPRI registry” was included in the Top 10 Research Advances of […]