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The Zika virus is an emerging concern for women and their medical providers worldwide

The Zika virus is an emerging concern for women and their medical providers worldwide. The associations with of Zika virus in pregnant women with microcephaly in their infants are very worrisome, especially since most cases in pregnant women are asymptomatic. For non-obstetric providers, sexual transmission has now been confirmed, and raises other public health issues. […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Money

Dr. Deborah Money, has recently been appointed Executive Vice Dean, UBC, Faculty of Medicine, effective April 1, 2016. In taking her new position, she will be stepping down from her roles as Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute and VP, Research at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. The organizations are actively looking […]

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Congratulations to WHRI Member Dr. Wendy Norman on receiving PHSA+ award

BC Women’s physician and WHRI Investigator, receives the prestigious Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research. Dr. Wendy Norman was awarded the prestigious Darroch Award on January 19 in New York City. The Darroch Award, sponsored by the Guttmacher Institute, recognizes an emerging leader who is a researcher in the field of […]

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Women’s Health Recognized through CIHR Foundation and Operating Grants

Congratulations to Women’s Health Research Institute Members for their success in the recent CIHR Competition for Foundation and Operating Grants. Dr. Gina Ogilvie Dr. Gina Ogilvie, Senior Advisor, Research at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre and Assistant Director of the WHRI is awarded a Foundation Grant of $2,714,493 for the Integrated Global Control of […]

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WHRI Member Dr. Wendy Norman is being featured in Canadian Family Practice

WHRI researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman, is being featured in the current issue of the journal “Canadian Family Physician”. Dr. Norman also is well known for her leadership in a national collaboration the Canadian Contraception Access Research Team (CART/ GRAC www.cart-grac.ubc.ca) which aims to ensure equal access to family planning knowledge and services available for women […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Denise Pugash for PRIME!

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awards UBC $827,000 for research in maternal and infant health taking place at BC Women’s Hospital. The funds were awarded to study recent advances in ultrasound technology through PRIME -Perinatal Research Imaging Evaluation which will be led by BC Women’s Radiologist, and UBC clinical professor, Dr. Denise Pugash. The newly […]

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Photos from Health Research Caucus Global Health and Innovation on Parliament Hill May 11, 2015

The Health Research Caucus event on Global Health and Innovation was held on May 11, 2015 on Parliament Hill. See photos below from the event:

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2015 Nelly Auersperg Award Recipients: Dr. Mohamed Bedaiwy and Dr. Flora Teng

This year’s Nelly Auersperg Award Recipients are Dr. Mohamed Bedaiwy and Dr. Flora Teng. Dr. Bedaiwy is researching the potential use of gonadotropic releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists as an alternative therapy to treat ectopic pregnancy. Dr. Teng’s work is in developing and piloting a contraceptive decision tool for Canadians and looking to generate tailored women-centered […]

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Dr. Brian Fitzsimmons is successful in his bid for the first Fellowship in Family Planning in Canada

Dr. Brian Fitzsimmons, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Abortion & reproductive Education (CARE) Program at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of General Gynaecology & Obstetrics at the University of British Columbia, has successfully obtained a Fellowship in Family Planning opportunity for Vancouver. This news is history in […]

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