Read more in the full article appearing in today’s Vancouver Sun: http://vancouversun.com/health/family-child/sexual-health-advocates-battle-to-ease-abortion-pill-hurdles-before-canadian-debut
We are very proud to announce that Evelyn Maan, WHRI Staff Member has been awarded the 2016 UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence. Evelyn is one of only five recipients of the 2016 award, the top award presented to UBC staff in recognition of excellence in personal achievements and contributions to UBC.
Evelyn has been integral to the team at the Oak Tree Clinic contributing to the innovative HIV research. She was nominated by her peers for her outstanding work.
Evelyn is originally from Hamilton Ontario where she began her nursing career before moving to BC in 1992. Through her work on BC Children’s Hospital’s Infectious Disease Unit, Evelyn took on an occasional nursing relief position in 1996 at the Oak Tree Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic for women and their families living with or affected by HIV. In 2001, the Oak Tree team invited Evelyn to join them full time in a research nurse position to work on a single research project. Evelyn now manages the Oak Tree Clinic’s comprehensive program of research with over a dozen active projects that focus on the ever-shifting needs of women and children living with HIV. The research program has numerous local, national and international collaborations and is supported by the Women’s Health Research Institute.
Please join us in congratulating her for such a distinguished honour!
Read more in the full article appearing in the Vancouver Sun: http://vancouversun.com/health/local-health/about-45000-canadians-treated-abroad-in-2015-but-experts-question-study
In the paper, Dr. Shaw and her colleagues present the main care delivery models in high-income countries, with case studies from the USA and Sweden, and examine the main driver of these models. Follow the link to access the abstract:
The team reports on their national study of the HPV vaccine in women living with HIV. The HPV vaccine was well-tolerated with promising indicators of effectiveness in preventing HPV infection and associated cervical cancer in women living with HIV. Read the early release article here:
The award is a CIHR-funded program in conjunction with the Public Health Agency of Canada that recognizes several skills and attributes including strong academic performance, critical thinking, originality, and commitment to applying knowledge to improve evidence-based decision-making in public health. The purpose of this practicum award program is to strengthen public health capacity in Canada, by supporting the current and next generation of public health policy makers and practitioners.
Recent study by WHRI Associate member, Dr. K.S. Joseph, and colleagues analyzing the records of almost 6 million Canadian births found that folic acid food fortification was associated with an 11 per cent drop overall in rates of congenital heart defects in babies. Click here to read the full news article in today’s Vancouver Sun
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.
As many of you may know, Dr. Shaw has worked tirelessly as an advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights. She is receiving the Order for her contributions as a doctor and as an administrator who has helped advance women’s health care in Canada, and maternal, newborn and child health internationally.
More information about about Dr. Shaw’s appointment can be found here:
The full list of this year’s recipients can be found here: https://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=16500
This is a very well-derserved honour!