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Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on trainees of the Women’s Health Research Institute

In total, 119 trainees completed a survey seeking to understand the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on students and trainees engaged in women’s health research between May 6-June 30, 2020.   Trainees from across BC’s universities completed the survey and from across a range of training programs and fields of study. Some key findings re: impacts of […]

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Announcing the CHIWOS Women Centred-HIV Care Toolkits

Around 14,500 women live with HIV in Canada, and delivering holistic integrated care that responds to their needs and priorities is essential. Based on findings from CHIWOS and an extensive community-collaborative research program, two new toolkits were developed on Women-Centred HIV Care. One toolkit was developed for women living with HIV as a self-management and […]

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Calling all physicians, specialists, allied health, clinical operations leads, and other clinicians!

Dr. Hilary Robertson (ME|FM Society of BC) and Dr. Luis Nacul (BC Women’s Hospital’s Complex Chronic Diseases Program) would like to invite you to complete a short 5 minute survey as part of a community engagement project funded by the Vancouver Foundation. This project is about patient and clinical stakeholder experiences with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME; […]

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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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