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World Sexual Health Day Event
Come out and join us for on our World Sexual Health Day Event on August 29th, 2016. For more information Click Here
 
Congratulations to Master Student Liz McClymont
We would like to congratulate Liz McClymont, a Masters student in Reproductive Sciences working under Read More
 
Jennifer Bossio, receives a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award
We would like to congratulate, Jennifer Bossio, on receiving a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award. Jennifer will be working with WHRI investigator Dr. Lori Brotto as a Post-Doctoral Fellow starting September 1, and her project will focus on developing couple-based interventions focused on the sexual-health needs of prostate cancer survivors. Here is more information about the MSFHR Trainee awards and this year’s recipients: http://www.msfhr.org/news/msfhr-news/msfhr-announces-2016-trainee-award-recipients.
 

Sarah Munro, receives a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award

We would like to congratulate, Sarah Munro, on receiving a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award. Sarah will be working withWHRI investigator Dr. Wendy Norman as a Post-Doctoral Fellow starting in August. Here is more information about theMSFHR Trainee awards and this year’s recipients: http://www.msfhr.org/news/msfhr-news/msfhr-announces-2016-trainee-award-recipients.
 
WHRI investigator, Dr. Deborah Money, was recently interviewed about the current state of Zika-affected pregnancies in Canada
Seven confirmed cases of Zika virus in pregnant women in Canada- but true number may be much higher...Read Here
 
New Executive Director of WHRI - Welcome Dr. Lori Brotto!

Dr. Lori Brotto has been appointed for the position of Executive Director at Women’s Health Research Institute, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, effective July 1, 2016... Read More

 
Dr. Dorothy Shaw appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada

We would like to congratulate Dr. Dorothy Shaw, VP Medical Affairs for BC Women’s Hospital, for recently being appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Read More

 

Congratulations to Clara Van Ommen, a summer student working with WHRI member Dr. Melanie Murray

Summer Student, Clara Van Ommen working wtih WHRI member Dr. Melanie Murray, recieved a 2016 HIVMA Medical Student Program Award. Read More
 
Congratulations to WHRI investigator Dr. Kelly Smith for receiving the 2016 Nelly Auersperg Award in Women’s Health Research
Find more information :http://obgyn.ubc.ca/dr-kelly-smith-wins-nelly-auersperg-award/
 

Congratulations to MPH practicum student Felicia Phan for receiving the Dr. James Rossiter MPH Practicum Award

Congratulations to Felicia Phan, an MPH practicum student working with WHRI investigator Dr. Gina Ogilvie, for receiving the Dr. James Rossiter MPH Practicum Award from the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Read More Here

 
Dr. Patrician Janseen receives a YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Award
We would like to congratulate WHRI investigator, Dr. Patricia Janssen, for receiving the 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category Read More
 

At the Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians Conference in Vancouver, WHRI investigator Dr. Gina Ogilvie presents evidence that the HPV vaccine could lead to the eradication of cervical cancer

Just a decade after its introduction, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is so effective it could "eradocate" cervical cancer in the next few decades.. Read More Here

 
Public health Grand Rounds - Dr. Broutet from the WHO
Nathalie Broutet, MD PhD from the World Health Organization will be presenting Public Health Grand Rounds on Tuesday May 31st at 12pm at BC Centre for Disease Control. Read More
 
Register for a Webinar on Ebola Virus: Challenges of Transmission and Development of a Vaccine on April. 14th 2016

To register click:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9189289748290160644

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Genetic Counselling should be offered to psychiatric patients: UBC study
A new University of British Columbia study shows that genetic counselling helps patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorders understand and cope with their illness. Read More
 

Zika Virus

The Zika virus is an emerging concern for women and their medical providers worldwide. Continue Reading Here
 
Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Money
Dr. Deborah Money, has recently been appointed Executive Vice Dean, UBC, Faculty of Medicine, effective April 1, 2016... Read More
 

The Nelly Auersperg Award in Women’s Health Research

For More Information Click Here
 
Come Join C2E2 Rounds January 28 and February 1, 2016
C2E2 Rounds Details: January 28, 2016 & February 1, 2016
 
Dr. Wendy Norman receives the Darroch Award!
Read More Here
 
Meet WHRI Member Dr. Wendy Norman - One of sixteen winners of this year’s PHSA+ Awards
Over the next couple of months, we will be focusing on each of the 16 PHSA+ Award winners from 2015 to highlight the award worthy work that they do. Read More
 
Special Seminar: UBC Faculty of Medicine 2015 Chew Wei Memorial Prize Lecture - Dr. Marco Marra - December 7th
For more details, click here
 

Ultrasound imaging research + training at BC Women's and you.

BC Women's role in ultrasound imaging research is about to grow significantly, as the hospital will soon become home to a new, technologically advanced Continue Reading
 
WORLDS AIDS Day!
December 1 is World AIDS Day! BC Women’s Oak Tree Clinic is an interdisciplinary HIV clinic established in 1994 which has been a provincial and national leader in pioneering women-centred care. Read More
 

WHRI investigator, Leanne Dahlgren’s, research profiled in the Vancouver Sun

According to new research by WHRI investigator Leanne Dahlgren, First Nations women are receiving a lower level of obstetric care compared to other women and the difference may be contributing to higher infant mortality rates in native populations. Continue reading here
 
Public Health Strategies to Prevent Preterm Birth on Monday, November 16, 2015
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2016 Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum
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Trainee Research Symposium: PREGNANCY AND THE MIND "Exploring the triad of the caregiver, mother and the fetus'
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WHRI member, Dr.Jerilynn Prior, weighs in on recent research indicating that having a regular period does not guarantee ovulation
Dr. Jerilynn Prior, a professor of endocrinology at UBC and scientific director of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research READ MORE
 

Congratulations to WHRI member Dr. Julie van Schalkwyk for being appointed Interim Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, BC Women’s Hospital

It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Julie van Schalkwyk as Interim Head, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, effective September 1, 2015. READ MORE

 
Congratulations to WHRI Member Dr. Wendy Norman on recieving PHSA+ Award
We would like to congratulate our WHRI Member Dr. Wendy Norman on being awarded the Individual Category PHSA+ Award! Read More
 
Where Hope Meets Health Care

Caring for patients with the latest technologies and treatments, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation is at the peak of its powers, thanks to CEO Laurie Clarke and the critical work of her staff Read More

 
Women’s Health Recognized through CIHR Foundation and Operating Grants

Congratulations to Women’s Health Research Institute Members for their success in the recent CIHR Competition for Foundation and Operating Grants. Read More Here

 

WHRI researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman, is being featured in the current issue of the journal “Canadian Family Physician”

The article highlights Dr. Norman’s role as Chair for the Section of Researchers for the College of Family Physicians where they are working to give a more friendly face to clinician research. Click Here

 
Congratulations to Dr. Denise Pugash for PRIME!
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awards UBC $827,000 for research in maternal and infant health taking place at BC Women's Hospital. Read More
 

 

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  • Dr. Lori Brotto has been appointed for the position of Executive Director at Women’s Health Research Institute, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, effective July 1, 2016... Read More
  • Dr. Dorothy Shaw appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada Continue Reading
  • Congratulations to Clara Van Ommen, a summer student working with WHRI member Dr. Melanie Murray Read More
  • Congratulations to WHRI investigator Dr. Kelly Smith for receiving the 2016 Nelly Auersperg Award in Women’s Health Research Click Here
  • WHRI Researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman featured in Canadian Family Physician. READ MORE
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