We are very excited to announce that WHRI investigator, Dr. Dorothy Shaw, has published an article in the Lancet regarding drivers of maternity care in high-income countries.

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:

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)31527-6/abstract

http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/the-lancet-maternal-health-series-launches-in-ottawa

WHRI Investigator Dr. Deborah Money, leading the HPV in HIV Team, published in “Vaccine”!

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:

http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0264410X16306739

Congratulations to MPH practicum student Felicia Phan for receiving the Dr. James Rossiter MPH Practicum Award

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.

 

Dr. Dorothy Shaw appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada

dr-shawWe 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:

http://www.med.ubc.ca/dorothy-shaw-appointed-to-the-order-of-canada/

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!

Congratulations to Master Student Liz McClymont

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Pictured with Dr Phil Heine, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division Head, Duke University.

 

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