Breakthrough on IgG4-RD

July 5, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Andre Mattman, Medical Biochemist, and Grace van der Gugten, Assay Development Specialist, at St. Paul's Hospital, and their colleagues on their breakthrough on Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease (IgG4-RD).

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2017 UBC Pathology Early Career Research & Discovery Award

June 16, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Mari DeMarco, Clinical Chemist at St. Paul's Hospital, who received the 2017 Early Career Research & Discovery Award from the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
 

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CSMLS LABCON2017

June 15, 2017

Congratulations to Melanie Kenler, St. Paul's medical laboratory technologist in Hematology for her well received education session on May 27, 2017 at the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science LABCON2017 in Banff, AB.

 

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BCIT MLT Graduates 2017

May 19, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 BCIT Medical Laboratory Technologist graduates from PHC Labs.

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2017 CSCC Research Excellence Award

May 1, 2017


Congratulations to Dr. Dan Holmes who was recently chosen to receive the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) Research Excellence Award for 2017.

 

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Thank you, medical lab assistants / phlebotomists

April 26, 2017

On March 30, St. Paul’s Foundation treated our medical lab assistants/phlebotomists with pizza meals as a way to say thank you for their hard work, especially in the midst of BC’s opioid crisis.

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2017 USCAP Stowell-Orbison Award

March 14, 2017

UBC Pathology Resident, Dr. Tyler Hickey received one of the USCAP Honors, a 2017 Stowell-Orbison Award - Certificate of Merit for a poster presented at the USCAP 2017 Annual Meeting.

 

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UBC Transfusion Medicine Area of Focused Competence Diploma Program

January 25, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Dallas who has assumed the role of Program Director of the Transfusion Medicine (TM) Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Diploma Program in the University of British Columbia Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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BCSLS Events and Courses

January 25, 2017

Providence Health Care Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine participates in the events and courses presented by the British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science (BCSLS).

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2016 CLMA Preanalytical Excellence Award

December 16, 2016

 

 

Congraluations to Baljit Singh (former PHC Labs Quality Lead) and Janie Venis (SPH ICU nurse) who have been awarded the 8th annual BD-Sponsored Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) Preanalytical Excellence Award for the "Collaboration between Lab and ICU at St.Paul’s Hospital " project.

 

 

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Translational Biomarker Research at Providence Health Care

December 14, 2016

On December 12, the DeMarco lab, in partnership with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Providence Health Care, unveiled a new SCIEX 5500 research mass spectrometer located in the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at St. Paul’s Hospital.

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Recipient of Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada Continuing Professional Development Activity Grant

November 24, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Wei Xiong and the Anatomic Pathology Division on receiving grant from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to support the Continuing Professional Development Activity at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, St. Paul’s Hospital.

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Thromboelastography (TEG) is Now Available at St. Paul’s Hospital Hematology Lab

October 12, 2016


The Thromboelastography (TEG) Hemostasis analyzer which provides comprehensive whole blood hemostasis testing that can assess bleeding (and thrombotic) risks and also monitor antithrombotic therapies is now available at St. Paul's Hospital Hematology Lab.
 

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New App from PHC Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

September 8, 2016

 

The Antimicrobial Stewardship App created by PHC Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP), with involvement of PHC Medical Microbiologists, is now free for all PHC staff, physicians, trainees, pharmacists and nurses to download from iTunes.

 

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Practical Strategies to Improve the Clinical Utility of the Dermatopathology Report

September 2, 2016


PHC physicians Dr. Martin Trotter (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) and Dr. Sheila Au (Dermatology) are coauthors of a recent review article describing strategies to improve skin biopsy pathology reports.

 

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2016 Hugh Curry Prize for Best Cytopathology Presentation

July 19, 2016

 

UBC Pathology Resident, Dr. Ema Todorovic wins the 2016 Hugh Curry Prize for best cytopathology presentation at the Canadian Association of Pathologists Annual Meeting.

 

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2016 Clean Commuter & Wellness Challenge

July 14, 2016

Members of Team RST (Rapid-Strep-Teasers) from SPH Lab have each won a $25 gift card at the Clean Commuter & Wellness Challenge for being one of 2016’s Top Teams.

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Canadian Association of Pathologists - 67th Annual Scientific Meeting

July 7, 2016


The Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association canadienne des pathologistes (CAP-ACP) is holding its 67th Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver on July 9-12, 2016.

 

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2016 BC Health Care Awards - Top Innovation

June 28, 2016



Dr. Christopher Lowe
, Medical Microbiologist at St. Paul's Hospital, receives the Gold Apple in the Top Innovation - Affiliate category of the 2016 BC Health Care Awards for the "Daily Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Bathing Project" on Medicine unit.

 

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BCIT MLT Graduates 2016

June 27, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 BCIT Medical Laboratory Technologist graduates from PHC Labs.

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2016 Dr. Melvyn Bernstein Resident Teaching Award

June 22, 2016

Dr. Sylvie Champagne, Medical Microbiologist at St. Paul's Hospital, receives the 2016 Dr. Melvyn Bernstein Resident Teaching Award from UBC Patholology and Laboratory Medicine.
 

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2016 MSFHR Scholar Award

June 13, 2016

Dr. Mari DeMarco, Clinical Chemist at St. Paul's Hospital, is one of the award recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)'s 2016 Scholar Program for her project titled "Advancing Healthcare Diagnostics for Neurodegenerative Disorders".

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Whole exome sequencing for inborn errors of metabolism

May 26, 2016


Dr. Andre Mattman
, Medical Biochemist at St. Paul's Hospital, contributed to a study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine that used deep phenotyping and whole-exome sequencing to investigate patients with inborn errors of metabolism.
 

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PHC Recycling Champion

May 16, 2016

As a Green+Leader and Recycling Champion, Vanessa Yu is a strong advocate for sustainable practices in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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Daryl Gouthro, Transfusion Medicine, receives the CSTM 2016 Blum Award

May 12, 2016

The 2016 recipient of the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine (CSTM) Blum Award is Daryl Gouthro, MLT

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Meet the Special Hematology Team

April 28, 2016

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Recent Invited Lectures – April 2016

April 19, 2016

Several professional staff to give lectures at various institutions/events in April 2016.

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First Published Canadian Case of Zika Virus in a Returning Traveler from Central America

March 8, 2016

Dr. Michael Payne, Medical Microbiologist at St. Paul’s Hospital, in collaboration with colleagues from BC Centre for Disease Control, identified the first published case of Zika virus in Canada from Central America in the March 2016 issue of the Canada Communicable Disease Report.

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Ask The Expert - Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: When and How to Test

March 2, 2016

In the March 2016 issue of the Clinical Laboratory News, Dr. Andre Mattman, Medical Biochemist at St. Paul's Hospital, explains how laboratories can help reduce the clinical impact of alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency.

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Recipient of the 2016 AACC Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award

February 16, 2016

Dr. Mari DeMarco, Clinical Chemist at St. Paul's Hospital, is the recipient of the 2016 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award.

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Are you curious about Zika Virus and Canadian Blood Supply?

February 3, 2016

There’s been a lot of recent media coverage on the emerging threat of Zika virus.  Read more about the virus and blood supply.

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New Alzheimer's test developed at St. Paul's Hospital Laboratory

January 26, 2016

On January 25 and 26, 2016, Dr. Mari DeMarco, Clinical Chemist at St. Paul's Hospital Laboratory, was interviewed by Global BC, the Lynda Steele Show and The Province regarding the development of a diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease at St. Paul's Hospital.

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Implementation of next-generation sequencing for hepatitis B virus resistance testing and genotyping in the St. Paul’s Hospital virology laboratory

January 8, 2016

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide.

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St. Paul's Hospital outpatient laboratory satisfaction survey

January 6, 2016

SPH Outpatient Laboratory patients are satisfied with service and staff in recent survey.

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Achievements and Improvements at the Mount Saint Joseph Laboratory

January 5, 2016

On June 1, 2015 the Mount Saint Joseph laboratory went to 24-hour service. 

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New Assay Development

January 5, 2016

New assays have been developed in our laboratory for measurement of renin activity, insulin analogues, and aldosterone.

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