COPD

Respiratory Therapist, COPD Transition TeamAbout:Carmen is currently part of the VGH COPD Transition Team that provides intensive case-management and post-hospital care in patients admitted to hospital with acute exacerbation of COPD. She has worked in a variety of areas of Respiratory Therapy including critical care,...

COPD Clinical Research NurseAbout:Laura is a registered nurse who has worked at Royal Columbian Hospital on medical wards, intensive care (ICU) and cardiac care (CCU). Shen then worked in Older Adult Community Nursing and specialized in palliative care clients. Laura has also worked as a...

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBCAbout:Mohsen Sadatsafavi, MD, PhD, is an epidemiologist and health economist, and Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. He leads the Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program (https://resp.core.ubc.ca), a program of outcomes research dedicated to asthma and COPD. His work is concerned...

Affiliation:Professor, Department of Medicine, University of British ColumbiaAbout:Dr. John Fleetham is a Professor and a clinician-scientist at the University of British Columbia He has an extensive publication record and his research has been acknowledged by a variety of international and national awards and in 2023 he...

Clinical Trials CoordinatorAbout:Shelley has a Bachelor of Science, Honors degree with a major in cell and molecular biology and a minor in criminology from Simon Fraser University. She holds a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) designation and completed the research administration certification from Mohawk College....

Affiliation:Post-doctoral fellow, Respiratory Medicine, UBCAbout:Dr. Milne completed her undergraduate education at Acadia University and medical school (2013), internal medicine residency (2016) and respiratory medicine fellowship (2018) at the University of British Columbia. Following her respiratory medicine fellowship, she completed the Clinician Investigator Program at the...

Affiliation:Research Associate, Respiratory Medicine, UBCAbout:Chris completed a Ph.D. at the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Medicine supervised by Drs. Robert Newton and Mark Giembycz. His Ph.D. work focused on corticosteroid/glucocorticoid resistance and how this could be ameliorated with long acting beta2-adrenoceptor agonists, in...

Asthma and COPD Education Coordinator, Vancouver Coastal HealthAbout:Sonia Bola is a respiratory therapist, certified respiratory educator, and certified tobacco educator. Sonia graduated in 2015 from TRU as a respiratory therapist. She began working in acute care at the University Hospital of Northern BC. She later...