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Michael Smith Health Research BC announces 2022 Scholars and Research Trainees

Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Health Research BC Research Trainees and Scholars! Click the project names below to learn more about their work. Research Trainees Tinike Dineen Scaling-up a community-based diabetes prevention program: A longitudinal matrixed multiple case study to examine implementation context Thais Carrilho   Defining optimal pregnancy weight gain ranges for […]

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Wellness Exchange, October 6th at 7 pm

Wellness Exchange: Cancer Prevention and Screening The WHRI is proud to host bi-annual public events, the @WomensResearch Wellness Exchange. These events directly support our strategic aim to Increase and Promote Research Translation, Implementation, and Communication to ensure that women’s health research is informed by women’s voices and flows back to women’s lives. This aim is guided […]

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CIHR announces the results of the 2022 Planning and Dissemination Grants competition

Convening a gynecologic cancer patient advisory group to adapt a digital health tool PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S) Lori Anne Brotto* AMOUNT $10,000 (1 yr 0 mth) Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and the Brain PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S) Liisa A Galea** AMOUNT $10,000 (1 yr 0 mth) Mobilizing digital health to promote a balanced 24 hour activity profile in […]

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New app to support quality of life in bipolar disorder

Dr. Erin Michalak, Women’s Health Research Institute member and Network Co-Lead of CREST.BD (Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder), is working with a team of researchers, people with lived experience, and healthcare providers on an innovative app called PolarUs.  PolarUs will enable people living with bipolar disorder to monitor their quality […]

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Celebrate World Sexual Health Day with the WHRI

World Sexual Health Day is an awareness day managed by the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), a global advocacy organization committed to promoting best practices in sexual health. It is celebrated annually on September 4th and attempts to break down social and cultural taboos associated with sexuality and to promote positive sexual health around […]

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CIHR Project Grants Spring 2022 Results

Congratulations to the recipients of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research 2022 Spring Project Grant Competition! We were thrilled to see 12 WHRI and BCCHR-WHRI joint members represented across 8 Project Grants. CIHR PROJECT GRANTS Pax6 regulation of glutamatergic lineages in cerebellar development PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S) Daniel Goldowitz ** Paul Pavlidis AMOUNT $841,500 (5 yrs 0 […]

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WHRI members receive awards from CIHR, UBC, and more

We invite you to join us in congratulating the WHRI investigators who were recipients of the CIHR Patient-Oriented Research Awards, the CIHR Operating Grant: POPCORN Supplement, the UBC Faculty of Medicine Spring 2022 Health Innovation Funding, the BC Quality Awards and the StudentAid BC Graduate Scholarship.  Congratulations, everyone! Awardees Laura Schummers (Applicant), Wendy Norman (Supervisor) […]

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CIHR announces the Canada Graduate Scholarships: Master’s Awards

We invite you to join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2022 Canada Graduate Scholarships: Master’s Awards, including four trainee members of the Women’s Health Research Institute! Sabine El-Halabi PROJECT TITLE: Epidemiological risk model to inform targeted prevention strategies in endometrial cancer Amané Halicki-Asakawa PROJECT TITLE: Mobile App-Delivered Motivational Interviewing for Individuals on an […]

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UBC announces Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Awards

The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine has announced the recipients of its 2022 Distinguished Achievement Awards. The awards recognize “faculty members who exemplify exceptional contributions in the areas of education, research and/or service, and who are dedicated to advancing both the Faculty’s values and vision of transforming health for everyone.” We would like […]

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