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New WHRI Grant Facilitation Services

The WHRI is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Research and Technology Development Office (RTDO) at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute to now offer grant facilitation support to WHRI members.  Our new grant facilitator, Amber Hui, has a Masters degree in Social and Personality Psychology from the City University of New […]

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BC population-based study examines the link between diabetes medications and the risk of endometrial cancer

It is well recognized that women with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer.  There are various pharmacotherapy options for diabetes, including metformin and thiazolidinediones, which reduce insulin levels (insulin-sensitizing drugs), and secretagogues, which increase circulating insulin levels.  As hyperinsulinemia is recognized as a risk factor for the development of endometrial […]

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Dr. Jan Christilaw appointed as Member to the Order of Canada

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Jan Christilaw has been appointed to the Order of Canada, which was announced by the Right Honourable David Johnston over the holidays. Dr. Christilaw has spent her career working to improve health outcomes and building capacity of health care providers here in BC, throughout Canada and the […]

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CIHR’s new Gender Equity Framework

CIHR has created a new Gender Equity Framework which aims to create an equitable funding system by identifying and eliminating biases towards any individual or group that would hinder access to CIHR funds.        04-1-cihrs-gender-equity-framework_uds

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Congratulations to Liz McClymont, Bernard Duval Bursary recipient, Dr. Money and the HPV in HIV Team!

We would like to congratulate Liz McClymont, a master’s student in Reproductive Sciences working with supervisor Dr. Deborah Money, for receiving the Bernard Duval Bursary for first place poster at the 2016 Canadian Immunization Conference, in Ottawa, Ontario.  Liz presented data from the “HPV in HIV Study”, reporting on cervical dysplasia and attributable HPV types in […]

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WHRI Investigator, Dr. Deborah Money, publishes on the safety of and immune response to the HPV vaccine in HIV positive women

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

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WHRI researcher, Sarah Munro, spoke to CBC news about her latest findings

WHRI researcher, Sarah Munro, spoke to CBC news about her latest findings showing that more women in B.C. are choosing to have repeat Caesarean sections than women in other parts of Canada. Follow the link to the full article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-c-section-1.3886593  

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Spotlighting the voices of community health care workers in Sierra Leone

Angeli Rawat, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working with Dr. Gina Ogilvie, has created a photo story  based on her work in Sierra Leone. This video was made in response to a call for multimedia submissions that bring the voice of community health workers and their experiences during the Ebola response.

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WHRI investigator Dr. Deborah Money and team report on their study of the vaginal microbiome in women following PPROM

WHRI investigator Dr. Deborah Money and team report on their study of the vaginal microbiome in women following preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). Read the full article published today in PLOS ONE: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0166794

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