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MSFHR announces recipients of the COVID-19 Research Response Fund

Congratulations to the recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research’s (MSFHR) COVID-19 Research Response Fund! This fund was developed to support research intended to inform public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia.  Four of the ten successful research teams were led by Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) or BC Children’s […]

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WHRI Summer Social Media Series

As research teams pivot to our new virtual environment, social media is becoming an important tool to support the work of the research community. The WHRI is pleased to offer our first Summer Social Media Series, a 4-part workshop to support your social media needs. The workshop includes lectures, group discussions, and breakout sessions. Topics […]

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Collaboration During COVID-19: “Pregnant During the Pandemic”

Since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in December 2019, it has swept across the globe resulting in unprecedented public health action and changes to our medical infrastructure, including the use of widespread physical distancing measures to decrease transmission.  This has dramatically changed national behaviour and upended our usual day-to-day functioning. While these changes […]

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Member spotlight: Dr. Luis Nacul

By Travis Boulter This year for International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases we’re turning our research spotlight on one of our newer WHRI members, Dr. Luis Nacul! Dr. Nacul has been a researcher for over 20 years, and has been involved in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) research for over a decade. In his […]

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CANCOVID-Preg: A National COVID in Pregnancy Surveillance Program

By Nancy Lipsky As international concern mounted over coronavirus disease (COVID-19), maternity care providers came together to address care of pregnant women and their infants during the pandemic. Recognizing a significant knowledge gap, Dr. Deborah Money, a UBC Professor and Faculty of Medicine Executive Vice-Dean, Reproductive Infectious Diseases clinician scientist, and past-Executive Director of the […]

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#SomeGoodNews: WHRI Edition!

Postdoctoral fellow at BC Women’s Hospital and WHRI member Moe Elgendi and his wife Halla Elmaboyad are spearheading an initiative to help boost morale during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pair created a Facebook group called Support Front-line Healthcare workers in BC COVID-19, which is being used to coordinate the collection and donation of items like […]

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New episode of @WomensResearch available

With COVID-19 changing so many aspects of our lives, knowing how to identify and combat health misinformation online is an increasingly important skill. In this episode, Dr. Beth Payne and Dr. Robine Donken explore the role the research community can play to help ensure health information shared online is accurate and evidence-based. Listen here:

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C&W Research COVID-19 Updates

As you will have read on March 19, 2020, UBC announced that they are curtailing research activities on their Vancouver and Okanagan campuses as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This curtailment is in effect until April 30th, 2020, and could be further extended. The BCCHR and the WHRI, along with research institutes across the Lower Mainland, are […]

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Fifth Annual Women’s. Health Research Symposium Recap

Written by: Nicole Prestley On Wednesday March 4th, the WHRI hosted its Fifth annual Women’s Health Research Symposium at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at UBC.  Thank you to the over 200 attendees, which included representation from researchers, students and trainees, healthcare stakeholders, industry partners, community members and patient partners. Thank you to our […]

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