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Letter from Prime Minister Trudeau

Today we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Women’s Health Research Institute. We received a letter of congratulations from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to mark the occasion.

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WHRI member, Dr. Wendy Norman, advocates for Health Canada to lift heavy regulations placed on a new abortion pill that will soon be available to Canadian women.

Read more in the full article appearing in today’s Vancouver Sun: http://vancouversun.com/health/family-child/sexual-health-advocates-battle-to-ease-abortion-pill-hurdles-before-canadian-debut

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Congratulations to WHRI staff member, Evelyn Maan on being awarded the 2016 UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence

We are very proud to announce that Evelyn Maan, WHRI Staff Member has been awarded the 2016 UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence. Evelyn is one of only five recipients of the 2016 award, the top award presented to UBC staff in recognition of excellence in personal achievements and contributions to UBC. Evelyn has been […]

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WHRI member, Dr. Valorie Crooks challenges the results of a Fraser Institute study on the number of Canadians seeking health care services abroad

Read more in the full article appearing in the Vancouver Sun: http://vancouversun.com/health/local-health/about-45000-canadians-treated-abroad-in-2015-but-experts-question-study

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We are very excited to announce that WHRI investigator, Dr. Dorothy Shaw, has published an article in the Lancet regarding drivers of maternity care in high-income countries.

In the paper, Dr. Shaw and her colleagues present the main care delivery models in high-income countries, with case studies from the USA and Sweden, and examine the main driver of these models. Follow the link to access the abstract: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)31527-6/abstract http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/the-lancet-maternal-health-series-launches-in-ottawa

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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. Read the early release article here: http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0264410X16306739

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Congratulations to MPH practicum student Felicia Phan for receiving the Dr. James Rossiter MPH Practicum Award

The award is a CIHR-funded program in conjunction with the Public Health Agency of Canada that recognizes several skills and attributes including strong academic performance, critical thinking, originality, and commitment to applying knowledge to improve evidence-based decision-making in public health. The purpose of this practicum award program is to strengthen public health capacity in Canada, […]

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WHRI Member Dr. K.S. Joseph in the news!

Recent study by WHRI Associate member, Dr. K.S. Joseph, and colleagues analyzing the records of almost 6 million Canadian births found that folic acid food fortification was associated with an 11 per cent drop overall in rates of congenital heart defects in babies. Click here to read the full news article in today’s Vancouver Sun

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Dr. Dorothy Shaw appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada

We would like to congratulate Dr. Dorothy Shaw, VP Medical Affairs for BC Women’s Hospital, for recently being appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada. As many of you may know, Dr. Shaw has worked tirelessly as an advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights. She is receiving the Order for her contributions […]

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