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New WHRI Grant Facilitation Services

The WHRI is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Research and Technology Development Office (RTDO) at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute to now offer grant facilitation support to WHRI members.  Our new grant facilitator, Amber Hui, has a Masters degree in Social and Personality Psychology from the City University of New … Continue reading “New WHRI Grant Facilitation Services”

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WHRI Awards – Early Career Investigators & Knowledge Translation

New awards to honour excellence in women’s and newborn health research in BC by The Women’s Health Research Institute! Awards will be given at the 2nd Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium on Wednesday April 26th, 2017 at The Nest at the University of British Columbia. The awards are: 1. Early Career Investigator in Women’s Health … Continue reading “WHRI Awards – Early Career Investigators & Knowledge Translation”

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BC population-based study examines the link between diabetes medications and the risk of endometrial cancer

It is well recognized that women with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer.  There are various pharmacotherapy options for diabetes, including metformin and thiazolidinediones, which reduce insulin levels (insulin-sensitizing drugs), and secretagogues, which increase circulating insulin levels.  As hyperinsulinemia is recognized as a risk factor for the development of endometrial … Continue reading “BC population-based study examines the link between diabetes medications and the risk of endometrial cancer”

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WHRI Events

International Women’s Day Event – Be BOLD for Change

Date: March 8, 2017

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Jewish Community Centre

Please RSVP via Women’s Health Research Institute Email whri_cwbc@cw.bc.ca