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ISSUES

Each year, HSI partners with academic journals, where the top submission in our three categories will receive expedited review with the opportunity for publication. The journal is published once a year, in June.

 

The theme for our 2017 issue is:

Gene Editing and Personalized Medicine

2016

Allergy, Autoimmunity and Microbiome

This artist proof of a larger wood block relief print, presents a metaphor for humanity as Earth’s contagion. Similar with this year’s theme of allergy, autoimmunity and microbiome, it is equally imperative to understand how humanity reacts with the biome of the planet, just as small viruses and particles reacts to our own bodies. With a desire for infinite growth, humanity will eventually deplete the remaining resources from our host; we, as a species, must realize this paradox. The print is a small excerpt from a series held in the University of British Columbia Print Resource Collection.

2015

Advancing Human Genetics into Health Action

Deciphering a Rorschach inkblot can rather encapsulate scientific research: looking at an incomprehensible smudge and trying to decide how it can show something significant. Either decoding the image of a Rorschach inkblot or the result of scientific research depends on the perception and interpretation of what is ambiguously presented before you; every person will see a slightly different image and form a separate narrative based on experiences, bias, and opinion. As an undergraduate laboratory assistant, I would observe Nissl stained murine brain slices with as much conviction as understanding a metaphorical inkblot. The symmetrical lobes and ventricles would create a different image depending on the location of the slice. Research to define genetic biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases is of current interest for early detection, but often scavenging the brain for answers devises more mystery than it uncovers. Perhaps there will never be one correct answer, but the continual research will allow for the possibility of uncovering unerring biomarkers for their use in health action.

2014

Primary Health Care and Health Care Reform

This work is a rendition of a piece titled, “Transplant.” Two master modules were created then placed together to form a pattern, which can change with the rotation of each tile. The image is of a human heart with many accompanying arteries. As Health Science Inquiry focuses on articles facing health and society, this work reminds us how complex solutions can be, even when we can easily identify the underlying issue.

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ISSUES

Each year, Health Science Inquiry partners with academic journals, where the top submission in our three categories will receive expedited review with the opportunity for publication.

The journal is published once a year, in June.

 

The theme for our 2019 issue is:

The Future of Health 

Submission themes:

1) Medicine and Treatment

2) Health and Research Technology

3) Health and Society

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2018

Chronic Disease

Cover Design by Farigol Hakem Zadeh

2017

Gene Editing & Personalized Medicine

Cover Design by Sheryl Yang
 
Submission Categories:
 
1. "-omics" technologies in personalized medicine: clinical applications
 
2. The role of genome editing in health care: future perspectives
 
3. Conducting responsible science: the safety and ethical implications of genome editing

2016

Allergy, Autoimmunity and Microbiome

This artist proof of a larger wood block relief print, presents a metaphor for humanity as Earth’s contagion. Similar with this year’s theme of allergy, autoimmunity and microbiome, it is equally imperative to understand how humanity reacts with the biome of the planet, just as small viruses and particles reacts to our own bodies. With a desire for infinite growth, humanity will eventually deplete the remaining resources from our host; we, as a species, must realize this paradox. The print is a small excerpt from a series held in the University of British Columbia Print Resource Collection.

2015

Advancing Human Genetics into Health Action

Deciphering a Rorschach inkblot can rather encapsulate scientific research: looking at an incomprehensible smudge and trying to decide how it can show something significant. Either decoding the image of a Rorschach inkblot or the result of scientific research depends on the perception and interpretation of what is ambiguously presented before you; every person will see a slightly different image and form a separate narrative based on experiences, bias, and opinion. As an undergraduate laboratory assistant, I would observe Nissl stained murine brain slices with as much conviction as understanding a metaphorical inkblot. The symmetrical lobes and ventricles would create a different image depending on the location of the slice. Research to define genetic biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases is of current interest for early detection, but often scavenging the brain for answers devises more mystery than it uncovers. Perhaps there will never be one correct answer, but the continual research will allow for the possibility of uncovering unerring biomarkers for their use in health action.

Click here for previous issues