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!
We would like to congratulate Liz McClymont, a Masters student in Reproductive Sciences working under supervisor Dr. Deborah Money (WHRI Member), for receiving the Best Young Investigator award at the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology’s recently held annual scientific meeting