June 2018

Dr. Gina Ogilvie wins the YWCA 2018 Women of Distinction Award

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On June 7th Dr. Gina Ogilvie was awarded the YWCA 2018 Women of Distinction Award in the category of Research and the Sciences. 

A huge congratulations to Dr. Ogilvie for this achievement, and for continuing to inspire us with her hard work toward the eradication of cervical cancer!

Dr. Joelle LeMoult is a MSFHR 2018 Scholar Award recipient

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Congratulations to Dr. Joelle LeMoult, a recipient of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 2018 Scholar Award for her project Predicting Depressive Symptoms During the Transition to High School.

Read more here.

BC Women's Hospital selected as Canadian site for American research trial

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is excited to announce that BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (BCWH) has been selected as one of four Canadian sites to participate in a large-scale NIH-funded study entitled “Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Commonly Used Drugs in Lactating Women and Breastfed Infants”.

Read more here.

Home to Vote: A journey to repeal the Eighth

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Ciana Maher, Research Coordinator at WHRI, journeyed home last month to vote in Ireland’s historic referendum on abortion.

The referendum was held to repeal the Eighth Amendment which was written into the Irish constitution in 1983, and gave “the unborn” the equal right to life as the mother carrying it.

Read her story here.

Toward gender equity in health research

Research has shown that women face systematic disadvantages in research. In British Columbia, the MIchael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is taking steps to change that as a funding agency.

Check out this article by Dr. Zena Sharman, MSFHR's Director, Strategy, on the current landscape and future of gender equity in health research funding.

Lives disrupted: The impact of stroke on women

In honour of Stroke Awareness Month we'd like to highlight the inequities faced by women when it comes to heart health. This year the Heart and Stroke Foundation released Lives disrupted: The impact of stroke on women, a report which shares women's unique risks for stroke throughout the lifespan, as well as suggestions for ways that researchers can help address this gap.

CIHR has appointed a new President!

Dr. Michael J. Strong has been appointed as the new President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He will begin his appointment on October 1st, 2018!

Read the full announcement here.

Shopper's Run for Women

Last month BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre Foundation (BCWHF) partnered with Shopper's Drug Mart to raise money for research on perinatal mental health conducted at WHRI.

Thank you to BCWHF and Shopper's Drug Mart, whose combined efforts raised $150k to support this important research!

MSFHR Job Opportunity

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is looking for an experienced research leader to fill the newly created position of Scientific Director.

Deadline to apply: June 30th

WHRI catalyst grant

The 2018 Women's Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant competition is open!

LOI Deadline: July 20th

perinatal services  bc job opportunity

Perinatal Services BC is looking for a Project Coordinator!

Apply here.

Qualitative research methods 101

Join E2i for a lunch and learn with Marianne Vidler covering the basics of qualitative research.

When: July 11th from 1:30pm - 2:30pm

RSVP by July 6th here.

World sexual health day 2018

Save the date! On Wednesday September 5th WHRI will be hosting a series of research presentations on-campus in honour of World Sexual Health Day.

Preterm cord blood available for research

BC Children's Hospital BioBank has preterm cord blood available for research.

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redcap available to users across phsa

REDCap is now available to users from across PHSA with support from BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and PHSA Research & Academic Services.

Read more.

WHRI  is on instagram

WHRI is now on Instagram @womensresearch. If you would like to feature your work, event, or recruit using this platform let us know!

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Meet the Researcher

Last month Dr. Nichole Fairbrother presented at the Women's Health Research Symposium on perinatal anxiety.

Couldn't attend? Click here to learn more about Dr. Fairbrother and her work!
Dr. Liisa Galea is joining the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health Advisory Board, and will be the only board member from British Columbia!

Read about the ways that Dr. Jennifer Love is helping to fight the gender pay-gap at UBC.

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