Personalized Medicine: Your Life, Your Genes, Your Health and Happiness

This talk is an informal and open forum that aims to bring the latest and greatest ideas in the area of the Life Sciences to the public. Each event is free to attend and will include a talk, networking opportunities and reception. This series focuses on Personalized Medicine and how the Life Sciences Institute faculty, staff and students are working to change clinical practice, improve health outcomes, and reduce health costs.  In partnership with the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s Health Information Series, an ongoing public lecture series that take place in the Lower Mainland community, this talk will also be recorded for webcast viewing at a later date. 


Martin Dawes, MD, PhD
Head, UBC Department of Family Practice

What is personalized medicine?

Pieter Cullis, PhD
Director, UBC Life Sciences Institute; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

How can we harness knowledge of our molecules?

Bruce McManus, MD, PhD
Professor, UBC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Co-Director, Institute for Heart + Lung Health; CEO, Centre of Excellence for Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre)

What does my own genome tell me?

Ida Goodreau
Adjunct Professor, UBC Sauder School of Business; Director of Strategy, UBC Centre for Healthcare Management

Is brain failure inevitable?

Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT
Associate Professor, UBC Department of Physical Therapy; Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience

Can we move from sick-care to health-care?

Larry Lynd, PhD
Professor, UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences; Director, UBC Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)

Select Articles Available at UBC Library

Dawes, M. (2006). Flu pandemic. Family Practice, 23(3), 265-266. doi:10.1093/fampra/cml021. [Link]

Cullis, P. (2015). Personalized medicine revolution : How diagnosing and treating disease are about to change forever. Vancouver: Greystone Books

Luo, H., & McManus, B. M. (2012). Is autophagy an avenue to modulate coxsackievirus replication and pathogenesis? Future Microbiology, 7(8), 921. doi:10.2217/fmb.12.67. [Link]

Goodreau, I. (2007). What gets measured, gets done. Healthcare Quarterly, 10(1), 98-98. [Link]

Liu-Ambrose, T. Y. (2011). Invited commentary. Physical Therapy, 91(8), 1208. [Link]

UBC Library Research Guides


Family Practice

Physical Therapy