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Translational Therapeutics

We improve the safety and effectiveness of medication use at BC Children’s Hospital by bringing innovative tools, therapies and technologies from the research setting into clinical practice.


Improve the safety and effectiveness of medication use in children.


The Division of Translational Therapeutics provides pediatric care at BC Children’s Hospital where research and clinical practice converge. This is crucial to the division, as one of our priorities is to successfully bridge the gap between research and clinical practice in order to smoothly translate innovative, next generation tools, therapies and technologies from the research setting into accepted clinical practice. 

The bedside-to-bench-to-bedside approach we take is especially important within the context of paediatrics because we know less about how children will respond to medication and treatment, than we do about adult populations suffering from similar medical conditions.

Program objectives

  • Supporting colleagues, fellows, residents and students to optimize medication use in children.
  • Providing cutting-edge research to improve the optimal use of medication in children using pharmacogenomic, epidemiological and clinical trial methods.
  • Providing clinical service to general pediatrics and subspecialties aimed at finding solutions to medication-related problems.
For more information, please visit: UBC Faculty of Medicine Translational Therapeutics
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