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WHRI Investigator, Dr. Deborah Money, publishes on the safety of and immune response to the HPV vaccine in HIV positive women

WHRI Investigator Dr. Deborah Money, leading the HPV in HIV Team, published in “Vaccine”!  The team reports on their national study of the HPV vaccine in women living with HIV.  The HPV vaccine was well-tolerated with promising indicators of effectiveness in preventing HPV infection and associated cervical cancer in women living with HIV.  http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0264410X16306739

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WHRI researcher, Sarah Munro, spoke to CBC news about her latest findings

WHRI researcher, Sarah Munro, spoke to CBC news about her latest findings showing that more women in B.C. are choosing to have repeat Caesarean sections than women in other parts of Canada. Follow the link to the full article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-c-section-1.3886593  

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Spotlighting the voices of community health care workers in Sierra Leone

Angeli Rawat, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working with Dr. Gina Ogilvie, has created a photo story  based on her work in Sierra Leone. This video was made in response to a call for multimedia submissions that bring the voice of community health workers and their experiences during the Ebola response.

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WHRI investigator Dr. Deborah Money and team report on their study of the vaginal microbiome in women following PPROM

WHRI investigator Dr. Deborah Money and team report on their study of the vaginal microbiome in women following preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). Read the full article published today in PLOS ONE: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0166794

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Message to members from Dr. Lori Brotto: A history of the WHRI

Message to members from Dr. Lori Brotto: A history of the WHRI The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) was proudly established by BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre in March 2005 after the Ministry of Health announced it would provide $2M in funding to create an Institute designed specifically to address the growing need for […]

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Welcome Angeli Rawat

We are excited to welcome Angeli as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with WHRI. For almost 15 years, Angeli has been working to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries. She has worked in the areas of cancer care and control, HIV and maternal and child health from Sub-Saharan Africa, South and South East […]

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Women’s Health Research Institute celebrates 10 years!

Last Thursday, We had a special gathering in the SHY auditorium to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of WHRI. The institute has come a long way, and as part of the celebration we learned about all the amazing work in women’s health research. WHRI is one of only two research entities in Canada that focus solely […]

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Welcome Aman Kahlon! Our New WHRI Executive Assistant

It with great pleasure, I would like to let you all know that Aman Kahlon is the new Executive Assistant for the WHRI!  Aman is well known to all of you as she was previously the Administrative Assistant with WHRI for the past 2 years.  I have been extremely impressed by Aman’s efficiency, her skills […]

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WHRI Executive Director, Dr. Lori Brotto, is featured in a news article about age-related vaginal atrophy

Follow the link to the full article: http://vancouversun.com/health/sexual-health/vaginal-rejuvenation-a-reality-check-on-the-latest-baby-boomer-health-trend

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