Long Term Follow-up Study of CTN 236 – A Study of an HPV VLP Vaccine in a Cohort of HIV Positive Girls and Women

This study aims to better understand how the HPV vaccine works in HIV positive girls and women over the long term and to clarify how care can be provided to best protect this population from HPV infection and associated cervical cancer and genital warts.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Deborah Money

Quadrivalent vaccine evaluation study (QUEST)

QUEST (Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Evaluation Study) is a Canada-wide study designed to evaluate whether 2 doses of the HPV vaccine are just as effective as 3 doses at preventing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer.

Principal Investigators: Drs. Gina Ogilvie, Simon Dobson

Determining Dietary Phenylalanine Requirements during Different Stages of Gestation in Healthy Pregnant Women

PHENYLALANINE-REQ-PREGNANCY is trying to determine the amount of dietary phenylalanine required by women during pregnancy to ensure healthy development of their baby.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Rajavel Elango

Vaginal Microbiome Group Initiative

Principal Investigator: Dr. Deborah Money Primary Contact: Zahra Pakzad, Research Coordinator, 604-875-2424 ext. 6379, About the study: The VOGUE study team is comprised of a diverse group of scientists and clinicians from across Canada who are using genomic methods to study the microbial ecosystem (microbiome) of the vagina in varying states of health and disease. The VOGUE … Continue reading “Vaginal Microbiome Group Initiative”

Maternal Microbiome Legacy Project

Principal Investigator: Dr. Deborah Money Primary Contact: Zahra Pakzad, Research Coordinator, 604-875-2424 ext. 6379, About the study: The role of bacterial communities throughout the body in health and disease is being widely studied. Preliminary research shows a possible link between delivery type (vaginal or caesarean delivery) and the bacterial communities found in the gut in early infancy. … Continue reading “Maternal Microbiome Legacy Project”

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A clinical trial conducted within the BC Cervical Cancer Screening Program. HPV FOCAL evaluated the effectiveness and safety of HPV testing compared to the Pap test for cervical cancer prevention.

Principal Investigators: Dr. Gina Ogilvie, Dr. Andrew Coldman

Immunization of Women with Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids Combined with Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) During the Mid Third Trimester of Pregnancy: An Evaluation of the Potential for Immunological Protection for the Neonate

The purpose of this study is to see if the pertussis (also known as “whooping cough”) vaccine antibodies (protection) are transferred from mother to baby through the placenta and breast milk in high enough levels to provide protection to the newborn baby if the mother receives the pertussis vaccine during the mid third trimester of pregnancy. 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Scott Halperin (Global PI), Dr. Deborah Money (Local PI).

Advances in Screening and Prevention in Reproductive Cancers (ASPIRE)

ASPIRE is a women’s health initiative using innovative models and technologies to improve access to reproductive health in low income settings.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Gina Ogilvie