UBC is now ranked twenty second on the planet for all times sciences and drugs in response to the most recent QS World College Rankings. UBC is constantly among the many top-tier life sciences and medical faculties across the globe and this newest rating represents the college’s highest putting ever, up two spots from 2022.
“These newest rankings replicate the college’s extraordinary neighborhood of scientists, educators, learners and employees who’ve come along with a shared imaginative and prescient to remodel well being for everybody,” says Dr. Dermot Kelleher, UBC’s Vice-President, Well being and Dean of the College of Medication. “Collectively, via impressed and collective motion, our neighborhood is translating breakthrough discoveries and modern studying experiences into higher well being outcomes for sufferers right here at residence and world wide.”
Throughout disciplines, the UBC schools of drugs, science, utilized science, pharmaceutical sciences, dentistry and others are main globally vital analysis and innovation, and coaching the following era of docs, scientists and healthcare professionals who’re creating pathways to raised well being for communities in British Columbia, throughout Canada and past.
For instance, within the final 12 months alone, researchers at UBC’s College of Medication launched the world’s first scientific trial for a genetically engineered stem cell-based remedy for sort 1 diabetes and recognized a promising new remedy pathway for muscular dystrophy. Main developments had been additionally made towards common organs for transplant, enhancing entry to medicines utilizing drone applied sciences, and on methods to cut back ovarian most cancers threat, amongst many different important areas.
“These newest rankings replicate the college’s extraordinary neighborhood of scientists, educators, learners and employees who’ve come along with a shared imaginative and prescient to remodel well being for everybody.”
Dr. Dermot Kelleher
In response to the pandemic, UBC professor Dr. Pieter Cullis was widely known for his pioneering work creating the lipid nanoparticle supply know-how that permits mRNA therapeutics such because the extremely efficient COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. One other UBC professor, Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, led first-in-the-world work to map the Omicron spike protein and recognized a serious therapeutic goal for all variants of SARS-CoV-2.
A worldwide chief in distributed training in regional, rural and distant communities, UBC’s College of Medication continues to increase its medical and well being professions coaching packages throughout British Columbia to satisfy the distinctive well being wants of people, various populations and society. This entails increasing the group of potential college students, together with those that id as a part of traditionally, persistently, or systemically marginalized teams.
Along with companions throughout academia, well being care, trade and the general public and not-for-profit sectors, UBC is fostering a world-leading biomedical innovation and life sciences ecosystem in B.C. and Canada that’s enhancing the well being and well-being of individuals in all places.
Be taught extra within the College of Medication’s strategic plan, Constructing the Future: 2021-2026.