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Getting Chronic Arthritis Patients on the Right Track

Photo courtesy VCHRI
Photo courtesy VCHRI


The Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute highlighted CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Linda Li’s research on how wearable fitness devices and activity tracking apps can help chronic arthritis patients.

Read more on VCHRI.






Roundhouse Radio Vancouver featuring Dr. Aslam Anis

Aslam's radio interview
Infographic courtesy of CATIE

Dr. Aslam Anis, CHÉOS Director and National Director of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network, talked about efforts to combat HIV in Canada and worldwide in an interview on Roundhouse Radio Vancouver.








From Evidence to Practice

From L to R: Clinical Nurse Educator Brenda Vaughan, CHÉOS' Dr. Joseph Puyat, and Clinical Nurse Specialist Dr. Kofi Bonnie
From L to R: Clinical Nurse Educator Brenda Vaughan, CHÉOS’ Dr. Joseph Puyat, and Clinical Nurse Specialist Dr. Kofi Bonnie

CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Joseph Puyat and his team conducted research on the care provided to patients with early psychosis at St. Paul’s Hospital, comparing St. Paul’s current practices against international standards and defining areas in which mental health care at the hospital could be improved.

Read about their findings and the changes in care they have instigated on PHC News.






Could a Heroin Vaccine Cure the West’s Drug Epidemic?

Doctors Should be Using Heroin to Treat Addiction

Photo courtesy Vice
Photo courtesy Vice


CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes commented on the prospective development of a ‘heroin vaccine,’ which would prevent the high induced by the drug, in The Guardian and discussed heroin-assisted treatment in a Vice Tonic piece on why the United States has been reluctant to implement widespread medication-assisted treatments for addiction.

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