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MSFHR announces recipients of the Convening & Collaborating and Reach competitions

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research has announced the results of its two knowledge translation competitions. We were excited to see a number of WHRI members among the recipients of both the Convening & Collaborating and Reach Awards: Convening & Collaborating Awards Dr. Kristin Campbell Building A Collaborative Research Agenda For Virtual Exercise And […]

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WHRI Symposium: Call for posters

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is now accepting submissions for the poster session that will take place at the 6th Annual WHRI Symposium on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. We will be holding the symposium virtually this year via a Zoom conference platform. Posters must be focused on research related to women’s or newborn health. […]

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Season 2 of @WomensResearch out now!

We’re back with another season of the @WomensResearch podcast! Episode one features Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawi and Dr. Julia Smith, investigators on the Gender & COVID-19 project, alongside  Maliha Saddiqi, a trainee who has supported their work. The team discusses their project which uses machine learning to analyze conversations about COVID-19 using millions – yes, millions! […]

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COVID-19 RESPPONSE: Rapid Evidence Study of a Provincial Population Based Cohort for Gender and Sex

Written by: Alexandra Baaske COVID-19 RESPPONSE (Rapid Evidence Study of a Provincial Population Based Cohort for Gender and Sex) is a research study being led by Co-Principal Investigators, Dr. Lori Brotto,[1] Executive Director, Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) and Dr. Gina Ogilvie,[2] Associate Director, WHRI, in partnership with Dr. Manish Sadarangani at the Vaccine Evaluation […]

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Updates from CANCOVID-Preg

In March of 2020, as international concern mounted over COVID-19, maternity care providers across Canada came together to address the care of pregnant women and their infants during the pandemic. Recognizing a significant knowledge gap, Dr. Deborah Money, a UBC Professor, Reproductive Infectious Diseases clinician scientist, and past-Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, […]

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The SUPPORT Study: Supporting Parents with Mental Health Challenges

By Genevieve Breau Mental illness, including depression and anxiety, is a serious challenge for new parents, both in British Columbia and across Canada. According to Statistics Canada, in 2018-2019, approximately 23% of women who gave birth in the first six months of 2018 experienced postpartum depression or anxiety. While there are clinical supports available, many […]

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Dr. Lori Brotto receives Innovation to Commercialization Award

Dr. Brotto’s project, eSense, is an online psychological intervention that aims to deliver treatment programs for women experiencing sexual dysfunction. With this award, the eSense team intends to compare the mindfulness versus cognitive behavioural therapy arms of eSense, to evaluate what works best for whom, and to explore scaling up to sexual health clinics in […]

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Methionine Requirements during Healthy Human Pregnancy

Appropriate nutrition during pregnancy is important for the normal, healthy growth of your baby and for later child health. Overnutrition or undernutrition during pregnancy can have poor birth outcomes for the baby. The current recommendations for protein from food intake in pregnant women are based on the requirements of adult men. With such a vulnerable population, […]

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@WomensResearch Wellness Exchange

On December 10th the WHRI hosted its first virtual public event, the @WomensResearch Wellness Exchange.  We want to extend our sincere thanks to you, our community, for promoting it, our members and patient partners for presenting, and our Emcee Shirley Weir for facilitating. We were thrilled to have 72 attendees at the event, representing a […]

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