#ItsNotInYourHead, Upcoming Talks, #SupportTheReport, & more!
October eBlast 2017
In the Media

Happy 11th Anniversary, Women's Health Research Institute!

Having recently passed my first year mark as the institute’s Executive Director, it is an excellent opportunity to review our achievements over the past year. 



WHRI scientist Liisa Galea outlines the importance of funding for fundamental science in this very insightful article. For anyone uncertain on how they can #SupportTheReport, she provides advice on how to engage with your local MP and rally for research in the 2018 budget.


Women's Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant Recipients

This month WHRI announced the recipients of the inaugural Women's Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant.  The grant competition was open to pilot studies aiming to advance knowledge in women's health within the themes of prevention and health promotion; disease: acute and chronic; or population and public health/systems.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to the BC Women's Foundation for funding the competition.


Perinatal Services BC is hiring!


Interested in an opportunity to do surveillance and quality improvement work to improve maternal and newborn health? BC Perinatal Services is looking for a Director of Surveillance, Performance and Analytics.

BC’s Perinatal Data Registry collects information across the continuum of care (antenatal, intrapartum, postpartum) on every mother-baby pair and captures all births that take place in BC. The role includes directing surveillance activities, and leading and collaborating on knowledge generation, translation and quality improvement to advance perinatal health in British Columbia as well as contributing to national surveillance and implementation science.

Find out more here.

In the Media

Women's Health Research Symposium at SFU


Wednesday, October 25th WHRI will be joining forces with SFU to present a symposium on women’s health and health research at the Diamond Alumni Centre on Burnaby Mountain.  The event will consist of a trainee breakfast session, panels, and a networking lunch. 

Sign up today!


Aging Well for Women

September 28th WHRI and BC Women's Foundation hosted Aging Well for Women, a public event to educate on women's health throughout perimenopause and menopause.  Speakers for the evening include Drs. Joanie Sims-Gould, Nicole Todd, Liisa Galea, and Lori Brotto.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the evening and helped to spread the word!


SAVE-THE-DATE: October 20th Research Rounds

Anna Gottschlich, MPH, will be presenting on HPV Sampling in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries on October 20th from 8:00-9:30am. For more information, click here.

SAVE-THE-DATE: Elaine Carty Visiting Scholar Public Lecture

Thursday November 16th Dr. Jeanette Milgrom will be presenting a talk titled "Understanding Perinatal Mental Health: Self-guided interventions in pregnancy and postpartum" at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education.

Click here for more information.

In the Media



On October 6th Dr. Lori Brotto, along with the WHRI, launched #ItsNotInYourHead - a campaign to raise awareness about provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) and potential psychological interventions for improving pain management.

The campaign centres around a short YouTube video which aims to let women know that they are not alone, and that their pain is real.  

In the Media


October 1st to 7th marked Canada's first HPV Prevention Week.  To honour this event, the Women's Health Research Institute is pleased to present an update on the status of the "HPV in HIV Study" led by Dr. Deborah Money.


Congratulations, Moe!

WHRI Member Moe Elgendi has been published in Nature Biotechnology. His paper, "Scientists need Data Visualization Training", outlines the need for those doing knowledge translation to understand what is entailed in effective data visualization.