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New Funding Opportunity to Protect and Nurture Early Child Development!

Saving Brains has just announced a $250,000 funding opportunity that aims to address the risk factors children living in adversity face by providing innovative solutions to promote health and nutrition, and protect against maltreatment. This funding opportunity is open to applicants in low and middle income countries, as well as Canada, with the ultimate goal … Continue reading “New Funding Opportunity to Protect and Nurture Early Child Development!”

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Dr. Saraswathi Vedam Creates New Tool to Rate the Quality of Research in Place of Birth Outcomes!

Place of birth is known to affect health outcomes, specifically when comparing women who give birth at home with women who give birth in a hospital or centre. While there are many studies that examine this difference, different conclusions are often drawn regarding the safety of home, birth centre, or hospital. To address this inconsistency, … Continue reading “Dr. Saraswathi Vedam Creates New Tool to Rate the Quality of Research in Place of Birth Outcomes!”

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BC SUPPORT Unit Calls for Abstracts!

Do you have any patient-oriented research project, completed in whole or in part? The BC Support Unit want to help you get your patient-oriented research project out to your colleagues! Send in any patient-oriented research to the BC SUPPORT Unit at info@bcsupportunit.ca for the chance to: Have your poster promoted on the BC SUPPORT Unit’s Posters … Continue reading “BC SUPPORT Unit Calls for Abstracts!”

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 In the Media

WHRI researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman, is featured in a CBC Health news story

WHRI researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman has been featured in CBC News discussing women’s rights in physician offices while ingesting mifepristone.  Dr. Norman discusses a myth that exists which claims physicians are required to watch a patient ingest mifepristone — one of a two-drug combination packed together as Mifegymiso, for medical abortions. “The evidence is clear that having … Continue reading “WHRI researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman, is featured in a CBC Health news story”

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WHRI Member, Dr. KS Joseph, Studies How Parenting Affects Younger Moms’ Mental Health vs. Older Moms’ Mental Health

WHRI Member, Dr. KS Joseph, and Giulia Muraca have recently conducted a study looking at how parenting affects younger mothers mental health compared to older mothers mental health. Data from women between the ages of 20-44 was used in this study, stratifying women according to whether they had a live birth within five years preceding each participants … Continue reading “WHRI Member, Dr. KS Joseph, Studies How Parenting Affects Younger Moms’ Mental Health vs. Older Moms’ Mental Health”

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How Can Twitter Benefit Researchers? Ask the Expert!

Recently our Communications Assistant, Rebecca Tingling, had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Kendall Ho, Lead of UBC’s Digital Emergency Medicine and Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ho has been an active Twitter user for over 6 years and we wanted to hear his advice and lessons learned for other researchers who may … Continue reading “How Can Twitter Benefit Researchers? Ask the Expert!”

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WHRI Events

Aging Well For Women

Date: September 28, 2017

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Italian Cultural Centre

Do you have evidence that is ready for implementation? If so, the WHRI is pleased to announce that on Friday October 13, 2017 we are co-hosting “Read