News & Honours

Congratulations to Drs. Bouchard, Altas, and Dehaeck on receiving a WHRI Catalyst Grant!
January 11, 2023
The Women’s Health Research Institute, in partnership with the BC Women’s Health Foundation, awarded six Catalyst Grants for the advancement of knowledge in women’s and newborn’s health.Department members Dr. Katrina Bouchard (PI), Dr. Melanie Altas, and Dr. Ulrike Dehaeck received a Catalyst Grant to study the sexual health implications of vulvar lichen sclerosus, a chronic […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Katrina Bouchard on receiving a New Faculty Research Award from the UBC Faculty of Medicine
December 13, 2022
The New Faculty Research Award provides research funds to support newly appointed Assistant Professors in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bouchard’s research project focuses on characterize a network of pain, sexual distress, and negative affective symptoms among patients with chronic vulvar pain at the BC Centre for Vulvar Health. This work is part of a […] Read More >

Dr. Sarah Munro appointed Co-Director of the Contraception and Abortion Research Team
December 7, 2022
Dr. Sarah Munro joins Dr. Wendy Norman as Co-Director of the Contraception and Abortion Research Team. The team is a multidisciplinary, pan-Canadian research network of researchers, clinicians, trainees, decision makers, and community advocates. CART members conduct impactful research that improves equitable access to abortion and contraception care. Dr. Munro is an Assistant Professor in the […] Read More >

November 30, 2022
The theme for the 2023 forum is Wellness in the academic and clinical workspace. Forum Details Save the Date! Wednesday, March 29, 2023 Time: 0900 to 1500 Where: Floral Hall at Van Dusen Botanical Garden Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1   Read More >

Welcome to Dr. Amy Jamieson!
September 8, 2022
Dr Amy Jamieson is delighted to begin her appointment as a tenure track Assistant Professor Surgeon-Scientist in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Dr Jamieson is from New Zealand and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at the University of Otago and her Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of […] Read More >

Congratulations to Sarah Munro on Receiving 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award
June 28, 2022
Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty members who exemplify exceptional contributions in the areas of education, research and/or service, and who are dedicated to advancing both the Faculty’s values and vision of transforming health for everyone. Sarah Munro is one of the 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award recipients in the category […] Read More >

Thank you to Larisse Melo!
June 27, 2022
Larisse will be transitioning out of the Interim Research Manager role at BCWH; her last day is June 30th, 2022. This transition time is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous job she did over the past year which included navigating the transition to in-person research activities and the first ever hybrid Dr Fred Bryans […] Read More >

ACSC 2022 Abstract Award recipients
June 15, 2022
MARLA SHAPIRO Category Best of Three Oral Abstract: Gynaecology Title A Phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled, 12-week, double-blind study to assess efficacy and safety of fezolinetant, a neurokinin-3 receptor antagonist, in women with moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause ERICA PASCOAL Category Best of Three Oral Abstract: Gynaecology (Junior Member) Title Applying the fragility index to statistically […] Read More >

2022 Gown and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony
May 26, 2022
On May 25 the Faculty of Medicine celebrated the academic achievements and distinguished careers of faculty members during the most recent Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony. At this event, academic gowns were presented to faculty members who were recently promoted to the rank of Professor or Clinical Professor or Professor of Teaching.  In attendance were […] Read More >

2022 Division of Gynaecologic Oncology Research Award Recipients
May 25, 2022
The Division of Gynaecologic Oncology announces the recipients of the 2022 Gynaecologic Oncology Research Awards funded by the Research Endowment. We would like to thank all of the applicants for their outstanding proposals. The results are now in and funding will be awarded for two projects. Dr Julyanne Brassard – Development of an in vivo […] Read More >