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WHRI Member Dr. K.S. Joseph in the news!

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

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

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 […]

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Congratulations to Master Student Liz McClymont

  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

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Just in time for back to school, WHRI Executive Director, Dr. Lori Brotto, discusses one of her biggest pet peeves about sexual health education

Read the full article in the Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/sexual-health-education-needs-to-call-body-parts-by-their-names/article31550950/?

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Jennifer Bossio, receives a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award

We would like to congratulate, Jennifer Bossio, on receiving a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award. Jennifer will be working with WHRI investigator Dr. Lori Brotto as a Post-Doctoral Fellow starting September 1, and her project will focus on developing couple-based interventions focused on the sexual-health needs of prostate cancer survivors. Here is more information about the […]

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Sarah Munro, receives a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award

We would like to congratulate, Sarah Munro, on receiving a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award. Sarah will be working with WHRI investigator Dr. Wendy Norman as a Post-Doctoral Fellow starting in August. Here is more information about the MSFHR Trainee awards and this year’s recipients:http://www.msfhr.org/news/msfhr-news/msfhr-announces-2016-trainee-award-recipients.

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WHRI investigator, Dr. Deborah Money, was recently interviewed about the current state of Zika-affected pregnancies in Canada

Seven confirmed cases of Zika virus in pregnant women in Canada- but true number may be much higher..Continue Reading Here  

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New Executive Director of WHRI – Welcome Dr. Lori Brotto!

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lori Brotto to the position of Executive Director, Women’s Health Research Institute, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Brotto has a PhD in Psychology from UBC. She also trained at the University of Washington where she completed a one-year internship in the […]

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Dr. Patricia Janssen receives a YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Award

We would like to congratulate WHRI investigator, Dr. Patricia Janssen, for receiving the 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category of Research and the Sciences. This award celebrates Dr. Janssen’s body of research on the promotion of healthy pregnancy and birth, particularly among marginalized women. The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals […]

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