Member Spotlight: Dr. Paula Gordon
Last month Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced that BC would become the first province to share breast density results with all women and their healthcare providers with their mammography screening. Dr. Paula Gordon, Medical Director of the Sadie Diamond Breast Program at BC Women’s Hospital, along with the organization Dense Breasts Canada, was instrumental in advocating for this policy change.
In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we spoke to Dr. Gordon about this change and its impact on women throughout the province.
Meet the Researcher: Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh
Dr. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, FRSC is a historian at Vancouver Island University, who also served as Executive Director of the Western Association of Women’s Historians, and Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History. She presently is co-editor of the international journal Gender and History. Her work focuses on the history of healthcare and health research, and within those fields, the inequalities women have faced in accessing care and inclusion within the healthcare system.
Meet the Researcher: Catriona Hippman
In honour of World Mental Health Day we talked to Catriona Hippman, a WHRI researcher, genetic counselor, and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. Check out this Q&A to learn more about psychiatric genetic counselling, and her research on reproductive mental health!
Researcher spotlight: Meet Dr. Sarah Munro
Dr. Munro is a WHRI researcher and implementation scientist doing work on access to contraception and informed, shared decision-making. She holds a joint post-doctoral position between the Contraception and Abortion Research Team (CART) and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI).
Meet the researcher: Dr. Gillian Hanley
WHRI member Dr. Gillian Hanley is a health services and health economics researcher with OVCARE. Recently her work has involved evaluating a knowledge translation initiative which asked gynaecologists across British Columbia to consider changing their practice to include opportunistic salpingectomy to help prevent ovarian cancer. What is your role at OVCARE, and what led you to […]
Meet the students!
Meet Aya, Chadni, Nicole, and Ryan, four students working on WHRI-affiliated projects over the summer.
Meet the students!
This summer there are four students working on projects with Dr. Gina Ogilvie’s team! Sandy Zhang, Catherine Sanders, and Kara Plotnikoff are SFU Master of Public Health students completing their practicums over the summer, and Christine Lukac is an epidemiologist and UBC Medical student researching the impact of the school-based HPV immunization program.
Dr. Jennifer Love: Fighting the gender pay-gap at UBC
This year WHRI was excited to present Dr. Jennifer Love as a keynote speaker on the topic of Women in Academia. Dr. Jennifer Love was recently reappointed for the 2018-2020 term as Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women Faculty at the University of British Columbia, a role which she has filled since July 1, […]
Meet the researcher: Dr. Nichole Fairbrother
What is your role? I am an assistant professor in the UBC Department of Psychiatry, located in Victoria BC with the UBC Island Medical Program. What led you to a career in research? The year after high school I took a career interests test and my strongest (by far) score was for research psychologist. I […]