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CIHR SPRING 2019 PROJECT GRANT RECIPIENTS


Congratulations to the recipients of the CIHR Spring 2019 Project Grants! This year nine WHRI members received a total of ten awards, including two planning and dissemination grants.

Learn more about individual projects:

Research Spotlight: Dr. Pascal Lavoie receives a CIHR 2019 Spring Project Grant

Research Spotlight: Multi-drug resistance bugs and antibiotic use in infants in Canada
 
 

RESULTS OF THE 2019 MSFHR SCHOLAR COMPETITION


Congratulations to Drs. Aline Tlahouk, Sarah Munro, Crystal Karakochuk, and Michael Anglesio, whose projects have been selected for funding by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MFHR) Scholar Program!
 
 

WHRI SPACE MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

The WHRI has developed a new guideline for the allocation and management of WHRI research space.  The purpose of this guideline is to provide a framework for the management of space at the WHRI and to ensure that space is allocated in accordance with WHRI strategic objectives and priorities.

As an overview, space will be assigned to WHRI members if: there is space available; the research in question aligns with the strategic priorities and mandate of the WHRI; the required amount of operating funds are available to support the space (if applicable); and the space is able to be used to capacity.

For those WHRI members who already have assigned space, your space usage will be reviewed on an annual basis and will be discussed with you at your next meeting with the Executive Director, Dr. Lori Brotto.

If you have questions about these guidelines, please contact the WHRI Executive Assistant, Marsha Simons, at marsha.simons@cw.bc.ca or at (604) 875-3459.

 
 

ROSÉ WITH RESEARCHERS - A RECAP


On Thursday July 25th the BC Women’s Health Foundation (BCWHF) hosted the inaugural “Rosé with Researchers” event.  This unique event connected BCWHF community members with Women’s Health Researchers and Research Facilitators of the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI).  BC Women’s Health Foundation recently expanded their mandate to improve healthcare, access and research for women’s health across BC.

“Rosé with Researchers” was a true example of Knowledge Translation excellence. 

 
 

OPPORTUNITIES

Funding

CIHR Women’s Health Clinical Mentorship Grant 
Application Deadline: October 22nd, 2019

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants– Institute/Initiative Community Support
Application Deadline: September 25th, 2019

Help Health Canada bridge the gaps between research knowledge + policy development, and support the rigorous application of SGBA+ to improve health of Canadians through the CIHR
Health Policy-Research Partnerships.
Application Deadline: September 10th, 2019


Applications are open for the Heart & Stroke Research Competitions are now open!
Application Deadline: September 5th, 2019

CIHR Sex and Gender Chair
Application Deadline: October 8th, 2019

The BC Support Unit, in partnership with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, are offering Pathway to Patient-Oriented Research Awards to help BC-based patient-oriented research teams pilot and test the feasibility of their research project.
LOI Deadline: September 6th, 2019

The Gynecologic Cancer Initiative-Clinical Trials Group has issued a call for proposals to support clinical research on gynecologic cancers.
Application Deadline: September 13th, 2019

Events

Perinatal Services BC's 4th Biennial Conference will be taking place February 21-22, 2020. They have issued a Call for Abstracts, open until September 6, 2019

Join us on September 4th to celebrate World Sexual Health Day! Are you a student, trainee, or other researcher in training? Present your research! 
The deadline for submitting abstracts is August 23, 2019.
 
 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 23RD STI & HIV WORLD CONGRESS

 
 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Dr. Pascal Lavoie's work with the BC Women's Hospital Preemie Biobank was featured by the CBC, Vancouver Sun, and CTV News.

Dr. Wendy Norman spoke with Genesa Greening about equitable abortion access on CTV Morning Live.

Dr. Liisa Galea authored a piece for Vice.com breaking down the reasons that the trend toward greater inclusion in health research doesn't always lead to better science.