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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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Congratulations to Master Student Liz McClymont

  We would like to congratulate Liz McClymont, a Masters student in Reproductive Sciences working under supervisor Dr. Deborah Money (WHRI Member), for receiving the Best Young Investigator award at the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology’s recently held annual scientific meeting

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Just in time for back to school, WHRI Executive Director, Dr. Lori Brotto, discusses one of her biggest pet peeves about sexual health education

Read the full article in the Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/sexual-health-education-needs-to-call-body-parts-by-their-names/article31550950/?

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Jennifer Bossio, receives a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award

We would like to congratulate, Jennifer Bossio, on receiving a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award. Jennifer will be working with WHRI investigator Dr. Lori Brotto as a Post-Doctoral Fellow starting September 1, and her project will focus on developing couple-based interventions focused on the sexual-health needs of prostate cancer survivors. Here is more information about the […]

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Sarah Munro, receives a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award

We would like to congratulate, Sarah Munro, on receiving a 2016 MSFHR Trainee Award. Sarah will be working with WHRI investigator Dr. Wendy Norman as a Post-Doctoral Fellow starting in August. Here is more information about the MSFHR Trainee awards and this year’s recipients:http://www.msfhr.org/news/msfhr-news/msfhr-announces-2016-trainee-award-recipients.

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