News & Honours


Welcome Nadia Branco
October 20, 2014We welcome Dr Nadia Branco! Nadia completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2013 here at UBC. Nadia pursued additional training in family planning and has joined the team at the CARE program.  She is a Clinical Instructor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the medical staff […] 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 >


Dr Mohamed Bedaiwy Wins at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
September 29, 2014Dr Bedaiwy received first prize for Technical Achievement in Video for ‘Surgical Anatomy of Supraumbilical Port Placement: Implications for Robotic and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery’ with A. Zhang, D. Henry, T. Falcone, E. Soto. He also received the 2014 ASRM Star Award. This award recognizes members who have presented during at least nine of the ASRM […] Read More >


2nd Annual Full Circle Fashion and Art Event
September 25, 2014The 2nd Annual Full Circle Fashion & Art Event is presented by Malene Grotrian Design in support of Ovarian Cancer Research was a huge success. This glamorous and fun fashion and art event features a cocktail reception with delicious canapés and wines, special guests from the OVCARE Team. Why OVCARE? The OVCARE Research Team is […] Read More >


Welcome Program Assistant Heather to the ObGyn Residency Program
September 22, 2014Please join me in welcoming Heather Muckart to the Department. Heather has joined our Residency Program as our newest Program Assistant and will be working with Scott Lewis. Though she has previous administration experience while at Simon Fraser University, she is also currently working on her PhD at UBC in the Department of Art History. […] 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 >


Emeritus Professor Victor Gomel Receives AAGL Honorary Membership
September 8, 2014We are delighted to announce that the AAGL bestows Honorary Membership to Emeritus Professor Victor Gomel.   This special honor is bestowed every 3-5 years to an AAGL member who has demonstrated vision and leadership in our field. Dr. Gomel has been a member of the AAGL since 1973 and served on the Board twice before […] Read More >


Welcome Kathryn Tullis to the Undergraduate Education Team
September 8, 2014Welcome Kathryn Tullis to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Undergraduate Education Team. Kathryn is our new Year 4 Program Assistant and has fifteen years of administrative experience working for universities and non-profit organizations. She grew up in California and immigrated to Canada ten years ago. In her free time she is studying web development […] Read More >


Head of BCW, Department of ObGyn
September 3, 2014Effective August 31, Dr. Ellen Giesbrecht stepped down as Head of the BCW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a role she held for seven years.  In addition to being department head, for the past two years Ellen has also served as Acting Senior Medical Director, Acute Perinatal Programs, a role she willingly assumed at short notice when […] Read More >