Research News


Feature Researcher: Marette Lee, FRCSC, MPH
April 3, 2017  Marette Lee received her medical degree from the University of Alberta, and completed her Obstetrics & Gynaecology residency at Queen’s University. She did a fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology with UBC (2009-11) and a Master’s degree in Public Health (2011-2015) from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr Lee was appointed a Clinical Assistant […] Read More >


Feature Researcher: Jennifer Hutcheon, Ph.D.
February 14, 2017Dr. Hutcheon became an Assistant Professor with UBC, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in 2011, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016.  She received her Ph.D. (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) from McGill University in 2009, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. K.S. Joseph in 2010. She holds a CIHR New Investigator award (2012-2017) and […] Read More >


STRIDER Canada is now recruiting in British Columbia
February 6, 2017STRIDER Canada is a clinical trial to assess whether, in pregnancies with early onset intrauterine fetal growth restriction (IUGR) if sildenafil improves blood flow to the baby, improving health and thereby allowing doctors to wait longer for delivery. The increased awareness for the participant population is unique to this study as there is currently no […] Read More >


Feature Researcher: Paul Yong, MD, PhD, FRCSC
February 1, 2017Paul Yong  completed a MD/PhD degree in Experimental Medicine in 2006 and completed Residency in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in 2011 at UBC. He became an Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Division of Gynaecologic Specialties, in 2012, after completing a fellowship in endometriosis, pelvic pain, and advanced laparoscopic surgery. To date […] Read More >


Feature Researcher: Jessica McAlpine, MD, FRCPC
January 29, 2017Jessica McAlpine is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UBC. She is a Gynecologic Oncologist and Translational Researcher with British Columbia Cancer Agency, and has served as Tumor/Tissue Bank Director of OVCARE for Vancouver General Hospital and the BC Cancer Agency since 2012. Read More >


2017 Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum: Sowing the Seeds of Research Excellence in our Rising Stars
January 27, 2017  The seventh annual Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum took place on January 26, 2017 at the Listel Hotel. This year the Forum was preceded by a Workshop for Research Facilitation attended by 46 clinicians, researchers and trainees from across our department. The workshop included presentations by senior researchers and staff on key stages of […] Read More >


Dr. Sarka Lisonkova honoured for highly cited research by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
December 12, 2016Dr. Sarka Lisonkova, Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, was honoured by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology for her highly cited research on preeclampsia. Her paper (Lisonkova S, Joseph KS. Incidence of preeclampsia: risk factors and outcomes associated with early- versus late-onset disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Dec;209(6):544.e1-544.e12. doi: […] Read More >


New Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research funding opportunities
October 27, 2016The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has announced two new funding opportunities: 2017 Scholar Program: The MSFHR Scholar Program allows early career researchers to establish an independent research career, build a leading research program, and expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field. Letter of intent deadline: November 7, 2016 Full application deadline: December 16, […] Read More >


Celebrating Dr. Lori Brotto’s Promotion to Professor
April 28, 2016 The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is delighted to announce that Dr. Lori Brotto was promoted to Professor retroactively from July 2015. As part of the celebration of Dr. Brotto’s numerous accomplishments, the Department is pleased to provide a brief description of her career trajectory up to the time of her promotion. Read More >


Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum 2016 Realizing Evidence Based Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
February 24, 2016The sixth annual Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum took place on the afternoon of January 28, 2016 at the Granville Island Hotel. It attracted 54 participants (clinicians, researchers and trainees) from across our Department. Read More >