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Dr. Luis Nacul receives CIHR funding for research on post-COVID fatigue syndrome

Congratulations to Dr. Luis Nacul, principal investigator of a team that recently received an Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps & Priorities through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. ‘Post-covid fatigue syndrome’ (PCFS) is a term being used to describe a set of symptoms in people who have not recovered to previous levels of health […]

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Research Spotlight: Prenatal and parenting education through texting

Prenatal education has been shown to increase attendance at routine prenatal care and acceptance of routine screening tests, reduce tobacco and alcohol consumption, and promote appropriate maternal weight gain. These behaviours in turn have been associated with reductions in rates of cesarean birth, preterm birth, and inadequate fetal growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited access […]

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MSFHR announces the results of their 2021 knowledge translation competitions

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) announced funding for 32 research teams through its two knowledge translation funding opportunities, the Convening & Collaborating (C2) and Reach competitions. Among the 32 teams, we were thrilled see 10 led by WHRI members. C2 Recipients Alex Scott Co-design of a novel tendinopathy telerehabilitation intervention Aline Talhouk […]

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Gender Equality Week 2021

At the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI), we often talk about gender equity and gender equality. And although these terms are often used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. As it pertains to gender, gender equality is when women, men, and other gender groups have the same opportunities or resources. Although this sounds perfectly […]

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Dr. Gina Ogilvie and Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gina Ogilvie, Assistant Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, and Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, WHRI member, who were elected as Fellows to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences for 2021.   Gina Ogilvie, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia Dr. Gina Ogilvie is a globally recognized leader in […]

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Congratulations to the 2021 MSFHR Scholars and Research Trainees

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has announced the recipients of the 2021 Scholar and Research Trainee Awards. We were elated to see several members of the WHRI community among this year’s recipients, and we encourage you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Congratulations, everyone! Scholar Award Recipients Dr. Ali Bashashati AI-driven […]

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A Spotlight of Trainee Research from the BC Perinatal Data Registry

Thursday, August 26, 2021 1pm – 2pm Join us for an afternoon of virtual rapid-fire presentations on women and newborn health-related research projects enabled by BC Perinatal Data Registry data from students, trainees, fellows and other researchers-in-training. Please email marsha.simons@cw.bc.ca for Zoom details. 1:00 – 1:05pm Opening remarks Dr. Lori Brotto, Executive Director, WHRI 1:05 – 1:10pm History of […]

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Congratulations to the Spring 2021 CIHR Grant Recipients!

Congratulations to the WHRI members who led and co-led the successful Spring CIHR Project, Priority Announcement, and Operating grants.   CIHR PROJECT GRANTS Indispensable Amino Acid Requirements in Pregnancy and LactationPrincipal Investigator: Rajavel Elango*Amount: $726,750 (5 yrs) Making an impact on rural health: Scaling-out and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of an evidence-based diabetes prevention program […]

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Dr. Patricia Janssen named a Changemaker of Public Health

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Janssen, who was named as one of 50 changemakers by UW School of Public Health! “These 50 Changemakers of Public Health are leaders, trailblazers, educators, innovators, influencers and health equity heroes … who are addressing some of the most pressing population health issues of our time,” the school says. Dr. Janssen, who […]

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