Merging clinical insight with advanced research approaches to improve health across the lifespan.

UBC Applied Science uniquely integrates health researchers across Engineering and Nursing disciplines to create a highly synergistic blend of technology, policy and practice.  Nursing researchers are uniquely positioned to address the complex contexts of health. By integrating aspects of culture, socio-economic influences, behavioural factors, policy environments, historical legacy, and shifting health services, they inform interventions that support the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.  The UBC School of Nursing is especially recognized for research to advance health for people that may experience significant health inequities, including Aboriginal people, lesbian/gay/bisexual/ transgender (LGBTQ) youth, children in low-income families, and new immigrants.  Engineering Researchers are developing advanced devices and techniques through a multidisciplinary approach that address some of the most difficult problems in healthcare. Examples include improving cancer detection and treatment through advances in imaging and robotic surgery; developing assistive/rehabilitation technologies for those with motor difficulties; 3D printing of human structures for improved drug testing; implantable devices for targeted drug delivery; and enhancing diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems.

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