Research News


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 >


Easing the pain
September 19, 2013UBC’s Carolin Klein works with women suffering from vulvodynia, the recurrent or persistent pain or discomfort in the genital area. Read More >