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CARMA 7: Bone and Renal Outcomes in HIV-Exposed, Uninfected Infants with Perinatal Exposure to Tenofovir

The purpose of CARMA 7 is to investigate how fetal exposure to the anti-HIV medication Tenofovir may affect the bone and kidney health of infants who are born to HIV+ women.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ariane Alimenti

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CARMA-1-PREG

CARMA-1-PREG is investigating factors related to pre-term deliveries among HIV positive women.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Deborah Money

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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

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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

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Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST)

The TMIST study will help determine whether tomosynthesis results in fewer false-positive findings (reduced recall rate) than traditional 2D mammography.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Paula Gordon

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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

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Does a Women’s Heart Center Change Clinical Outcomes?

It is not yet known whether specialized care centers like the Women’s Heart Center improves outcomes in women compared to usual care. Through this study we hope to better understand how gender specific care can impact the outcome for woman with a range of different cardiac conditions.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Tara Sedlak

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Endometriosis – Determinants of Oncogenesis (ENDO-ONC) Full Scale Study

The aim of this study is to determine whether there are unique genetic changes in endometriosis that may play a role in malignant transformation to ovarian cancer or in the symptoms of pelvic pain and infertility.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Yong

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Prospective study of an interdisciplinary pelvic pain & endometriosis clinic (Etiology of dyspareunia in endometriosis)

The purpose of this study is to prospectively collect data from patients at the Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis clinic to investigate long-term patient outcomes, and the etiology and treatment of chronic pelvic pain.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Yong

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Vaginal Microbiome Group Initiative

Principal Investigator: Dr. Deborah Money Primary Contact: Zahra Pakzad, Research Coordinator, 604-875-2424 ext. 6379, zahra.pakzad@cw.bc.ca 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”

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Maternal Microbiome Legacy Project

Principal Investigator: Dr. Deborah Money Primary Contact: Zahra Pakzad, Research Coordinator, 604-875-2424 ext. 6379, zahra.pakzad@cw.bc.ca 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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Pregnancy Reference Intervals for Safe Medicine (PRISM)

Researchers at UBC and BC Women’s Hospital are studying healthy pregnant women to develop a guide to help health care providers interpret lab test results in pregnancy.

Co-Principal Investigators:  Dr. Vilte Barakauskas and Dr. Benjamin Jung

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BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BIOBANK – COLLECTION OF MATERNAL SAMPLES & CLINICAL DATA FOR FUTURE RESEARCH

Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Vercauteren

The BC Children’s Hospital Biobank collects, processes and stores samples and clinical data from women and babies to create a bank (or library) of samples. These samples can be used in future research to better understand the causes of diseases in women and families, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment and preventing diseases.

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