BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

March 22, 2010 10:00 ET

Media Advisory-BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS-Report Release: Law Enforcement and Drug-Related Violence

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) - On Tuesday, March 23, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) researchers will release their comprehensive study of the relationship between law enforcement and drug-related crime in the community.

The findings of the peer-reviewed report offer important lessons for policymakers and law enforcement agencies as they work to develop effective interventions to reduce drug-related violence in cities across the country.



What: Dr. Thomas Kerr and Dr. Evan Wood, of the BC-CfE's Urban Health
Research Initiative, will present the findings of their new report,
Effect of Drug Law Enforcement on Drug-Related Violence: Evidence
from a Scientific Review. Media availability to follow

Where: Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

When: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


About the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS:

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) is Canada's largest HIV/AIDS research, treatment and education facility. The BC-CfE is based at St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Care, a teaching hospital of the University of British Columbia. The BC-CfE is dedicated to improving the health of British Columbians with HIV through developing, monitoring and disseminating comprehensive research and treatment programs for HIV and related diseases.

About The Urban Health Research Initiative:

The Urban Health Research Initiative (UHRI), established in 2007, is a program of the BC-CfE. UHRI's mission is to improve the health of individuals and communities through research to inform policy. UHRI research programs are based on a network of studies that have been developed to help identify and understand the many factors that affect the health of urban populations, with a focus on substance use, infectious diseases, the urban environment and homelessness.

Contact Information

  • Karyo Edelman
    (on behalf of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)
    For additional information or to request interviews:
    Ian Noble or Mahafrine Petigara
    T 604.623.3007, M 604.809.9650 (Ian Noble)