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Blog: The role of diet in healthy aging and longevity

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

In this month's blog post, Carly Sable describes the research project she is working on as part of her 2017 Faculty of Medicine Summer Studentship.

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Dr. Dummer interviewed by Surrey Now-Leader

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

On July 26, 2017, Dr. Trevor Dummer gave a public talk in White Rock, BC on "Arsenic, drinking water, and your health." About 130 people attended this free talk, in which Dr. Dummer shared information on the health risks of drinking water that contains elevated levels of arsenic.

As a result of this talk, Dr. Dummer was interviewed by the Surrey Now-Leader about the water quality testing results in White Rock dating back to 2016.

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Recruiting participants for LGBTQ/2S cervical cancer screening & health behaviours study

Saturday, July 29, 2017

We are seeking volunteers to participate in an online survey of cervical cancer-related health behaviours and the factors associated with the utilization of cervical cancer screening services in British Columbia. The results of this project will be the core component of the master’s thesis for Ace Chan, a Master of Science student, working under the supervision of Dr. Carolyn Gotay at the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia.  

To be eligible, participants need to:

  • Be 21 years or older;

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Dr. Gotay’s research featured on CIHR website

Friday, July 21, 2017

Dr. Gotay’s efforts to build the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention and to advocate for “hands on” approaches to cancer prevention were recently featured in a special section of the CIHR website highlighting 150 Canadian health research success stories. Dr. Gotay was one of four researchers from the University of British Columbia to be included in the list.

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Summer student joins Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Centre is pleased to welcome Carly Sable, a 2017 Faculty of Medicine Summer Studentship Research Program award winner.

Over the next eight weeks under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Murphy, Carly will help examine the dietary patterns of “super seniors”—those seniors who are aged 85+ years and free of age-related diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.

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