Research News


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 >


Feature Researcher: Regina Renner, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACOG
August 19, 2015Regina-Maria Renner is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of UBC and is also a member of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Vancouver Island. She completed her Family Planning Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University, OR USA (OHSU, 2011), where she also did […] Read More >


Dr. Sheona Mitchell shares her experience working with underserved populations internationally and at home through the Clinical Investigator Program
August 6, 2015Dr Sheona Mitchell is an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology based in Prince George, Northern Medical Program. After working with Dr Gina Ogilvie in Uganda during her residency, Dr Mitchell decided to pursue a clincal research career and additional training through the UBC Clinical Investigator Program (CIP). Dr Michell’s vision is to use clinical […] Read More >


Department Members awarded three CIHR Transitional Operating Grants
August 5, 2015Paul Yong (with Mohamed Bedaiwy); Sai Ma; and KS Joseph (with Sarka Lisonkova and Amy Metcalfe) were successful in obtaining funding from the last CIHR Operating Grant Competition.   Paul Yong and colleagues propose to identify the causes of deep dyspareunia (pelvic pain with intercourse) in endometriosis. We propose that deep dyspareunia in endometriosis is […] Read More >


Dr Peter Leung awarded a CHIR Foundation Scheme grant for his research program “Hormonal determinants of women’s reproductive health and disease”
August 4, 2015Dr. Peter Leung’s application to the CIHR Foundation Scheme: First Live Pilot Competition was approved for funding on July 15, 2015. This research program on “Hormonal determinants of women’s reproductive health and disease” will receive funding from CIHR over the next seven years. The goal of Dr. Leung’s research is to advance basic and clinical knowledge […] Read More >


Dr. KS Joseph Appointed Associate Head for Research
July 10, 2015It is with great pleasure that the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology announces that Dr. KS Joseph has accepted the role of Associate Head for Research in our Department. The purpose of this position is to enhance the leadership and support of research activities within the Department. The Associate Head for Research will work with […] Read More >


OBGYN Department Members Elected to Research Council
June 15, 2015Drs Ks Joseph and Sheona Mitchell have recently been elected to the FoM Research Council.  The Research Council is a forum for the dissemination and exchange of knowledge and information around responding to new research opportunities, growth, strategic directions, and research policy. Read More >