Research News


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 >


Drs Laura Magee and Peter von Dadelzen honoured for work on hypertension during pregnancy
November 4, 2014The husband-and-wife team of Laura Magee and Peter von Dadelszen have won the Chesley Award from the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. The Chesley Award is given to a member of the society in recognition of her/his sustained and substantial contribution to research in preeclampsia, not only for her/his work but […] Read More >


Peter Von Dadelszen Wins the 2014 APOG Excellence in Research Award
October 6, 2014Congratulations This national award recognizes outstanding scientific leadership, research mentoring, creative effort and major research accomplishments of a Canadian researcher (or research group) who is an active member of the Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (APOG). We are delighted to announce that Dr Peter von Dadelszen is to receive this […] Read More >


KS Joseph Receives Greg Alexander Award for Advancing Knowledge
September 22, 2014Greg Alexander Award for Advancing Knowledge  —Advancing public health knowledge through epidemiology and applied research The purpose of this national/international award is to recognize individuals and organizational teams from a variety of disciplines who have made a substantial contribution to advancing the knowledge base aimed at improving the health of women, children and families. Because […] Read More >


CIHR Operating Grant for Alex Beristain
September 15, 2014Title: Effects of obesity associated inflammation on uterine immune cell function in early pregnancy. Uterine immune cells are central in initiating important physiological changes of uterine tissues, are important in controlling normal placental function and are crucial in maintainingmaternal- fetal tolerance in pregnancy.  Alterations affecting the number or biological functions of these cells are closely […] Read More >


BC Research Impacts WHO Recommendations
April 9, 2014The World Health Organisation recommends 2 doses HPV vaccine for girls under 15, based on BC research.  For more information:http://www.who.int/immunization/sage/meetings/2014/april/report_summary_april_2014/en/ Read More >


Gates Foundation funds expansion of UBC pre-eclampsia project
March 26, 2014With this latest grant, Professor Peter von Dadelszen will take his diagnostic and treatment trial to Mozambique. Read More >


Hand-me-down immunity
December 20, 2013Deborah Money is exploring the idea of ‘pre-loading’ immunity by vaccinating women during pregnancy to protect newborns. Read More >