In the News

Dr. Anna Lehman is the 2018 recipient of the WHRI Genomic Medicine Clinician Scientist Salary Award

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Lehman, recipient of the WHRI Genomic Medicine Clinician Scientist Salary Award!  The award provides partial salary support for three years to enable an early- to mid-career clinical geneticist to become an independent clinician scientist leading a genomic medicine research program at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. Dr. Lehman has worked … Continue reading “Dr. Anna Lehman is the 2018 recipient of the WHRI Genomic Medicine Clinician Scientist Salary Award”


International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8 every year. It is a day to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women, to raise awareness of important social issues relevant to women, and to make change. Over the past few years, the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) has celebrated International Women’s Day … Continue reading “International Women’s Day 2018”


Congratulations, Dr. Ogilvie!

Dr. Gina Ogilvie has been nominated for YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award in the category of Research and the Sciences.  This award “honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community”.  Dr. Ogilvie’s work has been influential both nationally and internationally for “setting and directing health … Continue reading “Congratulations, Dr. Ogilvie!”

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 In the Media

New publication from Dr. Lori Brotto

Dr. Lori Brotto has a new book! In Better Sex Through Mindfulness Dr. Brotto walks readers through the different reasons that women experience decreased sexual desire, and provides mindfulness exercises that can help restore a healthy sex life. Follow Dr. Brotto on Twitter @DrLoriBrotto and track #BetterSexThroughMindfulness to join the conversation.  And, stay tuned for … Continue reading “New publication from Dr. Lori Brotto”


Dr. Saraswathi Vedam is in the news!

WHRI member Dr. Saraswathi Vedam has created two tools (the MADM (Mother’s Autonomy in Decision Making) Scale scale and the MORi (Mothers on Respect index) to ensure that women’s needs, respect, and autonomy are at the center of their birthing experiences. The tools are also intended to “provide a standard way to quantify a patient’s experience”. Read more about … Continue reading “Dr. Saraswathi Vedam is in the news!”


Dr. Lori Brotto featured in the Vancouver Sun

WHRI’s Executive Director, Dr. Lori Brotto, has been featured in the Vancouver Sun for her work helping men who have cancer-related erectile dysfunction rekindle their intimate relationships using mindfulness-based therapy. Read the full article here:

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WHRI Events

3rd Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

Date: May 9, 2018

Time: 7:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd, University of British Columbia

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