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Research Spotlight: Storytelling as a tool for knowledge translation between researchers and government

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Munro, recipient of a 2019 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant! We spoke to Dr. Munro and Kate Wahl, a PhD student involved in the project, to learn more about how their team intends to tap into the power of storytelling to communicate research evidence to policy makers.

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Beyond the binary: An interview with Dr. Lori Brotto

Why diversify women’s health research?
In November 2019, the WHRI released its new Strategic Plan. The new plan prioritizes equity and inclusivity, and shares our commitment to respect, work alongside, collaborate with, and support the health of women across the LGBTQIA2S+ spectrum. The plan also announced our new core values, among which are equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

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Researcher spotlight: Dr. Tara Sedlak

In honour of Heart Month, we spoke to Dr. Tara Sedlak, one of Canada’s only women’s heart health cardiologists, about her research and what women should know about their heart health.

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Register now for the 5th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

The 2020 WHRI Symposium is focusing on the exciting arena of digital health.

Join us on March 4th and discover how digital technologies and digitization of information are changing health care world-wide and enabling ground-breaking research.

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Call for Posters: 5th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is now accepting submissions for the poster session that will take place at the 5th Annual WHRI Symposium on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at UBC.

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Congratulations to the recipients of the Fall 2019 CIHR Project Grants Competiton

Project Grant recipients, who are members of the WHRI, included Drs. Gillian Hanley, Tim Oberlander, William Honer, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Liisa Galea, Christopher Maxwell, Wendy Norman, Stuart Peacock, Wendy Robinson, Kate Shannon, Aline Talhouk, Jessica Mcalpine, Fuschia Howard, and Ruth Grunau, and Dr. Nichole Fairbrother was awarded a Bridge Grant.

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Beyond the binary: What does gender-inclusive women’s health research look like?

In November 2019, the WHRI released its new Strategic Plan. The new plan prioritizes equity and inclusivity, and shares our commitment to respect, work alongside, collaborate with, and support the health of women across the LGBTQIA2S+ spectrum. The plan also announced our new core values, among which are equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Behind these statements […]

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Member Spotlight: Dr. Mark Carey

Every year in Canada, over 8,000 women are diagnosed with gynecological cancer – and about 40-50% of these cancers are considered rare and often life-threatening. Dr. Mark Carey, recipient of a 2019 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant, is working to find better treatments for a rare type of ovarian cancer called low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC).

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Updates from the SUPPORT study

Where can women turn when they’re experiencing postpartum depression (PPD)?
Madison Lackie, a Research Coordinator at WHRI, is part of a team working on creating a web-enabled intervention option for PPD which would allow women to access psychoeducation and support from the comfort of their own home.

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