Laura Arbour

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Laura Arbour
Medical Genetics
University of British Columbia

Dr. Laura Arbour is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at UBC situated at the UBC Island Medical Program in Victoria, BC. As a clinician, her research questions are informed by her patients, their families and communities. Her CIHR funded research since 2003 focuses on the genetic component of aboriginal health of all ages, such as for congenital heart defects in the Inuit of Nunavut; Long QT Syndrome in Northern British Columbia, and the association of the CPT1A P479L variant to infant mortality in northern and coastal aboriginal populations. She is also Division Head for Medical Genetics for Island Health in British Columbia and is co-Director of the BC Inherited Arrhythmia Program.