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CANCOVID-Preg: A National COVID in Pregnancy Surveillance Program

By Nancy Lipsky As international concern mounted over coronavirus disease (COVID-19), maternity care providers came together to address care of pregnant women and their infants during the pandemic. Recognizing a significant knowledge gap, Dr. Deborah Money, a UBC Professor and Faculty of Medicine Executive Vice-Dean, Reproductive Infectious Diseases clinician scientist, and past-Executive Director of the […]

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#SomeGoodNews: WHRI Edition!

Postdoctoral fellow at BC Women’s Hospital and WHRI member Moe Elgendi and his wife Halla Elmaboyad are spearheading an initiative to help boost morale during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pair created a Facebook group called Support Front-line Healthcare workers in BC COVID-19, which is being used to coordinate the collection and donation of items like […]

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New episode of @WomensResearch available

With COVID-19 changing so many aspects of our lives, knowing how to identify and combat health misinformation online is an increasingly important skill. In this episode, Dr. Beth Payne and Dr. Robine Donken explore the role the research community can play to help ensure health information shared online is accurate and evidence-based. Listen here:

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C&W Research COVID-19 Updates

As you will have read on March 19, 2020, UBC announced that they are curtailing research activities on their Vancouver and Okanagan campuses as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This curtailment is in effect until April 30th, 2020, and could be further extended. The BCCHR and the WHRI, along with research institutes across the Lower Mainland, are […]

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Fifth Annual Women’s. Health Research Symposium Recap

Written by: Nicole Prestley On Wednesday March 4th, the WHRI hosted its Fifth annual Women’s Health Research Symposium at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at UBC.  Thank you to the over 200 attendees, which included representation from researchers, students and trainees, healthcare stakeholders, industry partners, community members and patient partners. Thank you to our […]

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COVID-19 Research Funding Updates

COVID-19 Research Funding Updates – Updated – February 19, 2021 Dear WHRI Members, Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, a number of funding agencies have updated their deadlines and funding opportunities. Please see the links below for latest news, COVID-19 funding opportunities, latest updates for deadlines and official statements from funding agencies regarding grant programs. […]

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REDCap Electronic Consent Framework: Getting started

Due to COVID-19 and research curtailment, recruitment and consenting processes across the province has changed significantly. Rest assured, there is a solution available to address these dramatic shifts, the REDCap Electronic Consent (e-consent) Framework!

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COVID-19 Resource Hub

Dear WHRI community, As the COVID-19 pandemic has pervaded much of our daily lives and conversations, and as we are adjusting to a new normal of social distancing and working remotely, communication is critically important and the WHRI is being called upon even more as a virtual organization. In the absence of in-person contact, we […]

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Important Update

Dear Women’s Health Research Institute members and staff, Amid growing global concerns around COVID-19, the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) has elected to take measures to help protect the health and well-being of staff, and the vulnerable patients seeking care on the C&W campus. Following guidance set by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), the […]

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