Beyond the binary: What does gender-inclusive women's health research look like?
In November 2019, the WHRI released its new Strategic Plan. The new plan prioritizes equity and inclusivity, and shares our commitment to respect, work alongside, collaborate with, and support the health of women across the LGBTQIA2S+ spectrum. The plan also announced our new core values, among which are equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
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WHRI News & Events
In November 2019, the WHRI released its new Strategic Plan. The new plan prioritizes equity
Every year in Canada, over 8,000 women are diagnosed with gynecological cancer – and about 40-50% of these cancers are considered rare and often life-threatening. Dr. Mark Carey, recipient of a 2019 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant, is working to find better treatments for a rare type of ovarian cancer called low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC).
Where can women turn when they’re experiencing postpartum depression (PPD)?
Madison Lackie, a Research Coordinator at WHRI, is part of a team working on creating a web-enabled intervention option for PPD which would allow women to access psychoeducation and support from the comfort of their own home.
Dr. Sadarangani, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center, is a recipient of a 2019 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant for the project “Mechanism of interference of pertussis immunization in pregnancy with infants’ active immune response.”
STUDY SPOTLIGHT Gender-based violence during perinatal care: the experience of women and healthcare providers
Dr. Jila Mirlashari is a post-doctoral fellow at UBC, working with Dr. Lori Brotto and Dr. Ann Pederson to understand the experiences of women who have experienced gender-based violence during perinatal care, so that healthcare providers are better equipped to help patients.