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REACH BC: Join the Opportunity!

REACH BC is a new online platform that connects the public and patients with research opportunities related to their health conditions and/or interests, to ultimately advance health care and improve health outcomes in British Columbia. In order to better facilitate online recruitment of research participants during curtailment the WHRI and BCCHR offered a REACH BC […]

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Updates on the BC Perinatal Data Registry

The BCPDR contains maternal, fetal, and neonatal health information for an estimated 99% of all deliveries and births that occur in British Columbia. From the year 2000, the BCPDR has captured approximately 45,000 births per year, including data on maternal postpartum readmissions up to 42 days post-delivery and baby transfers and readmissions up to 28 […]

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Member in the Media: Dr. Deborah Money

WHRI member Dr. Deborah Money is the lead on the Canadian Surveillance of COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Epidemiology, Maternal and Infant Outcomes project, or CANCOVID-Preg. The project seeks to better understand the epidemiology and outcomes associated with COVID-19 in pregnancy and to thereby provide critical data to inform recommendations for pregnant women and their infants. Check […]

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World AIDS Day 2020

By Neora Pick, MD, Medical Lead, Oak Tree Clinic, BCWH, Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UBC December 1st was World AIDS Day! We are dedicated to raising awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic to reduce HIV stigma and to support people living with HIV. The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day was global solidarity, share responsibility – […]

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The experience of women and health care providers in assessing history of gender-based violence during perinatal care

By Dr. Jila Mirlashari Violence during the perinatal period is associated with varied and significant health-related consequences, including sexually transmitted infection, unsafe abortion, miscarriage, premature birth, and low birth weight. Women who have been subjected to violence during the perinatal period experience long-term psychological, physical, social, and economic consequences. Moreover, violence can harm the mother’s […]

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2020 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant Recipients

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is very pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2020 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grants. This competition was funded thanks to the dedicated support of the BC Women’s Health Foundation. This grant competition provides support for pilot studies in women’s and newborn’s health, which aim to generate preliminary […]

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2020 Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health Recipients

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is very pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2020 Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health. This competition was funded thanks to the dedicated support of the BC Women’s Health Foundation. In 2020, the WHRI offered the Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health to create […]

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Dr. Gina Ogilvie receives the ASTDA 2020 Achievement award

The Women’s Health Research Institute would like to extend a very warm congratulations to Dr. Gina Ogilvie, our Assistant Director and the Senior Advisor, Research at BC Women’s Hospital. Dr. Ogilvie is the recipient of the 2020 American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association Achievement award for her work in HPV and STIs. Each year, the award […]

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Gender Equality Week 2020

In 2018, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, introduced Gender Equality Week “to celebrate the legacy of our progress while reflecting on the necessary work that remains to ensure all Canadians can reach their full potential, regardless of gender.” This year the COVID-19 pandemic has created a radical shift in not only […]

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