Dr. Caroline Cameron featured in the CBC
WHRI member Dr. Caroline Cameron was featured in the CBC for her work on developing a syphilis vaccine! Read the story here.
Janet Austin has been elected Lieutenant Governor
A huge congratulations to Janet Austin, who is BC’s newest Lieutenant Governor! Janet Austin was on the inaugural Board of Directors for WHRI, and has demonstrated continuous support for the work conducted out of the Institute over the past ten years. Read the full story from the CBC here.
New publication from Dr. Lori Brotto
Dr. Lori Brotto has a new book! In Better Sex Through Mindfulness Dr. Brotto walks readers through the different reasons that women experience decreased sexual desire, and provides mindfulness exercises that can help restore a healthy sex life. Follow Dr. Brotto on Twitter @DrLoriBrotto and track #BetterSexThroughMindfulness to join the conversation. And, stay tuned for […]
Dr. Saraswathi Vedam is in the news!
WHRI member Dr. Saraswathi Vedam has created two tools (the MADM (Mother’s Autonomy in Decision Making) Scale scale and the MORi (Mothers on Respect index) to ensure that women’s needs, respect, and autonomy are at the center of their birthing experiences. The tools are also intended to “provide a standard way to quantify a patient’s experience”. Read more about […]
Dr. Lori Brotto featured in the Vancouver Sun
WHRI’s Executive Director, Dr. Lori Brotto, has been featured in the Vancouver Sun for her work helping men who have cancer-related erectile dysfunction rekindle their intimate relationships using mindfulness-based therapy. Read the full article here: http://vancouversun.com/health/local-health/mindfulness-helps-couple-recover-intimacy-after-prostate-cancer
Women’s Health Research Symposium Report
On October 25 2017, the Women’s Health Research Institute, together with the Vice President Research Office at Simon Fraser University, hosted a half-day women’s health research symposium at the beautiful SFU Diamond Alumni Centre. The event was entitled, “Examining diversity across disciplines, decades, and distances”. The event consisted of a trainee breakfast, a keynote presentation […]
#ItsNotInYourHead Dissemination Toolkit
Have you heard about the genital pain condition that affects up to one in ten women? Help us spread the word about provoked vestibulodynia, or PVD, so that women can receive a diagnosis faster and know that they are not alone. We have created a dissemination toolkit which provides information on PVD, and includes pre-written tweets and infographics […]
Kangaroo Mother Care at BC Women’s Hospital NICU
On November 15th BC Women’s Hospital, along with Perinatal Services BC, announced that their innovative Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) program will receive financial support from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help implement KMC in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the province. KMC is a skin-to-skin attachment program, wherein the mother (or partner) holds their […]
WHRI Member Moe Elgendi published in Nature Biotechnology
Women’s Health Research Institute member, Moe Elgendi, has been published in Nature Biotechnology, the highest ranking journal in the world for biotechnology. His paper, “Scientists need Data Visualization Training”, outlines the need for those doing knowledge translation to understand what is entailed in effective data visualization. Moe presents workshops which “[outline] the theory of data […]