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UBC receives $14 million in federal funding for COVID-19 research (Dr. James Russell, SPH, UBC & BCCSU)

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UBC says 19 teams at UBC working in drug research, global health, obstetrics, medical imaging, public health, and Indigenous health are receiving the support.

Researchers at the University of B.C. have received $14.3 million in funding from the federal government to study health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nineteen teams at UBC working in drug research, global health, obstetrics, medical imaging, public health, and Indigenous health are receiving the support, UBC said in a news release on Thursday.

The largest amount, $3.5 million, was awarded to UBC professor Dr. James Russell, who is working out of St. Paul’s Hospital Centre for Heart Lung Innovation and conducting a multi-site trial to study the safety and effectiveness of using losartan, a drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and diabetes, to lower COVID-19 mortality.

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