Research News


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 >