Congratulations to WHRI-funded Summer 2023 Student Research Projects (SSRP)


What is the Summer Student Research Program?

The Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Program (FoM SSRP) provides medical and non-medical undergraduate students registered at UBC with an opportunity to explore their interest in health research by undertaking an 8 week long summer project supervised by a Faculty of Medicine researcher.

The Women’s Health Research Institute is delighted to have been a sponsor of the 2023 FoM SSRP that contributed to 6 summer student research projects in the areas of Gynaecology, Perinatal medicine, and Physiological Sciences.

Co-funded SSRP Projects with WHRI

Amelia Tjoa, MD

Supervisor Name: Dr. Chelsea Elwood

UBC Department: Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Project Title: Risk Factors Associated with Caesarean section (CS) Surgical Site Infection (SSI)

Ruth Liu, MD

Supervisor Name: Dr. Charissa Patricelli

UBC Department: Family Practice

Project Title: The iOAT-APP Study (Injectable Opioid Agonist Therapy Administration in a Pregnant or perinatal Population)


Gurmaan Gill, MD

Supervisor Name: Marianne Vidler

UBC Department: Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Project Title: Postpartum Screening for Anxiety and Comorbid Conditions: A Prospective British Columbia Cohort Study


Hannah Rojas, MD

Supervisor Name: Dr. Paul Yong

UBC Department: Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Project Title: EndoPhoto: A Photovoice Study of East, South, and South-East Asian People with Endometriosis


Catherine Xu, Non MD

Supervisor Name: Dr. Nichole Fairbrother

UBC Department: Family Practice

Project Title: Perinatal Anxiety Screening Effectiveness Study (PASS Effectiveness)


Niki Shahraki, Non MD

Supervisor Name: Dr. Elizabeth Rideout

UBC Department: Cellular & Physiological Sciences

Project Title: Identifying genes that control neuronal lipid droplet dynamics


We recognize that there are many other trainees working with WHRI members who may have also received SSRP awards that were funded as part of the general SSRP budget. We wish to extend our congratulations to those trainees as well!

Thank you to our members for your ongoing support of engaging trainees in research.