Dr. Jerilynn Prior was featured in the news!

Dr. Prior was featured on the CBC Radio show “White Coat, Black Art” to discuss her recent publication about the link between combined hormonal contraception and loss of bone mineral density.

She was also featured in an article on CBC’s White Coat, Black Art page, which can be found here.

Dr. Gina Ogilvie is featured in the news!

Dr. Gina Ogilvie is the lead study author on a publication in the Canadian Medical Association Journal about the sexual health practices of teen girls after the introduction of the HPV vaccine in BC public schools. The publication has been featured in the Vancouver Sun, Newsweek, and more!

The study found that teen girls’ sexual behaviour generally stayed the same or became less risky after HPV vaccines were introduced into BC public schools.

Read the UBC press release here.

Read the full publication in the Canadian Medical Association Journal here.

News publications:

CBC

The Vancouver Sun

Science Daily

Newsweek

The Abbotsford News

Newstral

Yahoo News

Dr. Ogilvie and team featured in the media for new study on the use of HPV testing to screen for cervical cancer

Dr. Gina Ogilvie and team have been featured by multiple news outlets for their new publication in JAMA, Effect of Screening With Primary Cervical HPV Testing vs Cytology Testing on High-grade Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia at 48 Months: The HPV FOCAL Randomized Clinical Trial.

Read more about the study:

 

Dr. Tim Oberlander featured in the Vancouver Sun

WHRI member Dr. Tim Oberlander has been featured in the Vancouver Sun for research on the effects of pre-natal SSRI exposure in children.  Preliminary results from the longitudenal study show that children whose mothers took SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy “scored higher on computerized tests to measure thinking and memory”, although the team is “very cautious about making any firm conclusions at this point”.

Read the article here.