Research News


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 >


British Columbia is taking the right approach to managing cancer of uterus and ovary, new research confirms
February 3, 2016Dr David Huntsman a Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Dr Michael Anglesio a Research Associate in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine have made a breakthrough in understanding the origin and development of cancer that occurs in the uterus and ovary […] Read More >


Inaugural Trainee designed and led symposium a success
December 15, 2015Pregnancy and the Mind: Exploring the triad of caregiver, mother, and fetus The very first Trainee Research Symposium, hosted by the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, took place on November 6th, 2015 at the Shaughnessy Auditorium at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. 4 This Trainee-led event came to fruition […] Read More >


Planning to apply for CIHR project funding? There will be December Information Sessions
November 27, 20152016 Project Scheme: 1st Live Pilot – SPARC Information Sessions SPARC has organized the following information sessions for the first live pilot of the CIHR 2016 Project Scheme. Registration for the events is open and can be accessed via the announcements section of SPARC’s website. Please follow the links for more information on the events. […] Read More >