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Congratulations to WHRI investigator Dr. Kelly Smith for receiving the 2016 Nelly Auersperg Award in Women’s Health Research

Congratulations to Dr Kelly Smith in being the recipient of the Nelly Auersperg Award.  This award supports pilot studies in women’s health which aim to generate preliminary data, test new approaches, methodologies or tools.  The funding supports activities that will enable the pursuit of more ambitious studies and foster further funding applications.

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Genetic counselling should be offered to psychiatric patients: UBC study

A new University of British Columbia study shows that genetic counselling helps patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorders understand and cope with their illness. This is among the first studies to show the value of genetic counselling for psychiatric illnesses and researchers argue that the service should be made available to them. Genetic counselling […]

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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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