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New UBC professorship to advance addiction medicine in B.C. (SPH)

(Photo credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine)
(Photo credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Dr. Nadia Fairbairn has been named the inaugural Philip Owen Professor in Addiction Medicine at UBC.

The newly established professorship—the first of its kind in Canada—will help close the evidence-to-practice gap to strengthen the addiction treatment system in British Columbia.

Dr. Fairbairn, a practicing internal physician specialist in addiction medicine and physician lead of the Addiction Medicine Consult Team at St. Paul’s Hospital, serves as the director of the International Collaborate Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship Program at the BCCSU, the largest addiction fellowship program in North America.

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