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Congratulations to C2E2's Corrine Hohl on receiving the Killam Research Fellowship Award!

C2E2 Scientist Corinne Hohl was awarded a UBC Killam Research Fellowship to study medication safety in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world where the healthcare available to most is inadequate.

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Characterizing Undiagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Johnson KM, Bryan S, Ghanbarian S, Sin DD, Sadatsafavi M. Characterizing undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Respiratory Research. 2018;19:26. doi.org/10.1186/s12931-018-0731-1

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C2E2's Sarah Munro talks about BC’s High Rate of Repeat C-section Prompts New Online Decision Tool for Women

BC has the highest rate of caesarean births in Canada. Here, 34 per cent of babies are delivered by C-section versus the national average of 28 per cent. To put those percentages in context, the World Health Organization says an ideal C-section rate is between 10 and 15 per cent. When it comes to repeat C-sections, BC rates are also very high, and rising, even though vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC) is considered safer for both mom and baby in low-risk pregnancies.

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$9.7 million awarded to kidney transplantation research

Genome Canada has awarded $9.7 million to a project co-led by researchers at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) that could change the face of transplant care. The funding will support a groundbreaking study—co-led by Dr. Paul Keown and Dr. Stirling Bryan from University of British Columbia, Dr. Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze from McGill University and Dr. Timothy Caulfield from University of Alberta—that aims to increase kidney transplant success rates by 50 per cent and save around $1-billion in health care costs over the next 15 years.

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Physicians are seeing fewer patients over time

It is no secret that many Canadians have a hard time finding a family doctor or are on long waitlists to see a paediatrician, obstetrician or gynaecologist. This comes despite the fact that the number of primary care physicians in Canada has been on the rise since 1986—a conundrum that is addressed in a new study led by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researcher, Lindsay Hedden. 

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Dr. Stirling Bryan Appointed Chair of the Canadian Institute of Health Services & Policy Research Advisory Board

We are pleased to announce that C2E2 Director, Dr. StirlingBryan, has been appointed Chair of the Canadian Institute of Health Services & Policy Research Advisory Board. For more details, please click here.

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