Research News


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 >


Dr Lori Brotto Awarded Excellence in Clinical/Applied Research
June 8, 2015The Department would like to congratulate Dr Lori Brotto on being awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research by the Faculty of Medicine. This award is in recognition of outstanding clinical or applied research and scholarly contributions. Read More >


Featured researcher: Nelly Auersperg, MD, PhD
June 5, 2015In the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology we have the great good fortune of being the home department of many leading researchers. We will feature one of these researchers every two months.  Our inaugural featured researcher is Dr Nelly Auersperg, a pioneer of gynecological cancer research who began her research career in the 1960s and […] Read More >


The Women’s Health Research Institute is excited to announce the winners of the 2015 Nelly Auersperg Awards: Dr. Mohamed Bedaiwy and Dr. Flora Teng.
April 21, 2015  Dr. Bedaiwy’s research focuses on exploring the potential use of gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists for the treatment of ectopic pregnancy, as an alternative to medical therapy. Dr. Teng’s research is in the development and pilot testing of a contraception decision tool for Canadians and generate evidence-based women-centered recommendations tailored to individual preferences. About […] Read More >


Dr Fred Bryans Faculty Forum 2015 Highlighting Innovative Approaches to Research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
February 11, 2015The fifth annual Dr Fred Bryans Faculty Forum took place the afternoon of January 29, 2015 at the Granville Island Hotel. It attracted 59 participants (clinicians, researchers and trainees) from across our and affiliated departments. We were very fortunate to have Dr Gavin Stuart, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and a member of our […] Read More >