Faculty of Medicine

Canadian diamond pioneer donates $9.1 million for Alzheimer’s research

The University of British Columbia’s quest to understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease is being bolstered intellectually and technologically thanks to three gifts from Charles Fipke, whose geological discoveries made Canada one of the leading producers of diamonds. Fipke has given $3 million to endow a professorship dedicated to Alzheimer’s research, and has pledged $600,000 to […]

Raising awareness of dementia in the Chinese community

The Faculty of Medicine lent a hand this month at a forum about dementia for Vancouver’s Chinese community. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. kicked off Alzheimer Awareness Month with the Jan. 4 event at Choi Hall, which featured Roger Wong, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education and a Clinical Professor in the Division […]

UBC clubfoot treatment in Bangladesh gains $4.3M federal boost

Thousands of Bangladeshi infants born with clubfoot – in which the feet are turned inward and downward – will be cured of the debilitating condition, thanks to a project led by two University of British Columbia professors, and supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The Hon. Alice Wong, the federal Minister of State […]

Diabetes Prevention and Management: Exploratory Workshop Through Western and Eastern Medicine

Faculty of Medicine physicians and researchers traveled to Guangzhou, China in March to participate in a bi-national workshop on diabetes, in partnership with the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The panel discussion, “Diabetes Prevention and Management: Exploratory Workshop through Western and Eastern Medicine,” explored the prevention and treatment of diabetes through the lenses of […]

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