News & Honours


Featured Research Staff – Marianne Vidler
May 23, 2018Tell us about your job; what do you do? I am a Research Manager based in Vancouver working in global maternal health with a particular focus on Pre-eclampsia in Sub Saharan African and South Asia. Learn more about the PRE-EMPT project Marianne works on. Do you travel? Every two months or so I go abroad […] Read More >


PRE-eclampsia & Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention & Treatment – Global Results Presentation May 23 and 24
May 11, 2018What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia is a condition characterized by high blood pressure during pregnancy with signs of damage to another organ systems, most commonly the liver and kidneys. It complicates 8-10% of pregnancies and is a leading cause of maternal and infant death with 76,000 maternal deaths and 500,000 infant deaths each year worldwide. Pre-eclampsia […] Read More >


The Michael Smith Foundation Health Professional-Investigator Award
May 9, 2018We are happy to announce that Dr Paul Yong  has been awarded the Michael Smith Foundation Health Professional Investigator Award. This award is related to his work on sexual pain in endometriosis and the role of somatic mutations, arising from a collaboration between OVCARE and the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis. Endometriosis is […] Read More >


Dr. Ken Lim Receives Gown for Promotion to Clinical Professor
May 9, 2018Dr. Ken Lim, the Head of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, was recognized for his promotion to Clinical Professor at the UBC Faculty of Medicine Academic Gown Reception May 4, 2018. Dean Dermot Kellher presented Dr. Lim with the traditional academic gown in front of a distinguished audience of UBC scholars. Dr. Lim joined […] Read More >


Department researchers receive the 2017 Harold A. Kaminetzky Prize Paper Award
April 30, 2018Researchers from the Department received the 2017 Harold A. Kaminetzky Prize Paper Award for their recent publication which explained the rise in maternal mortality in the United States. The work was carried out in collaboration with a colleague, Dr. Enrique Schisterman, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Citation: […] Read More >


D. A. Boyes Research Award Recipients
April 23, 2018The D. A. Boyes Society, in honor, and memory, of Dr. David Alexander Boyes’ lifetime commitment to teaching and engagement announce the recipients of the Memorial Research Award. The effect of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization outcomes in women undergoing euploid embryo transfer – A pilot study Principal applicants: Dr. Riki Dayan and Dr. Justin Tan Postoperative biochemical […] Read More >


Dr Dianne Miller to be Awarded the Presidential Medal from The Society of Gynaecologic Oncology of Canada (GOC)
April 23, 2018Dr Miller has been awarded the Presidential Medal, the highest recognition from the GOC membership, the Board, and the Executive for her outstanding leadership, making UBC one of the world leaders in gynecologic oncology, her your (inter)national vision and far reaching collaborative spirit, the advancement of treatment for women in Canada and abroad, and the global impact she has […] Read More >


Sheona Mitchell-Foster received one of the inaugural BC Support Unit Northern Centre Developing Northern Research Collaborations Awards
March 22, 2018“Access to Care for Women with Complex Pregnancies in Northern BC: Patient Partner Capacity Building” was one of five projects awarded the inaugural BC SUPPORT Unit Northern Centre Developing Northern Research Collaborations Awards. Sheona Mitchell-Foster, along with, Health Systems Partner, Vanessa Salmons, and Patient/Community Partner, Trina Fyfe will work together to build capacity on patient-centred […] Read More >


REI Fellowship Program Director Announcement
March 19, 2018The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Sonya Kashyap is now the new reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) graduate fellowship program director for the UBC. Dr. Kashyap selected to direct, teach and mentor trainees in the fields of REI, IVF ( in vitro […] Read More >


Dr Tracy Pressey Awarded Teaching Excellence Award
March 6, 2018The UBC Medical Undergraduate Society is delighted to award Dr Tracy Pressey with the Teaching Excellence Award! This award arose from nominations from the class of 2021 and was then voted on by all students in the class of 2021. This teaching award recognizes her excellence in teaching during this school year, and is their way of […] Read More >