Research News


Welcome to Ilona Ugortsev
March 30, 2021I would like you to join me in welcoming Ilona Ugortsev to the Department.  Ilona is joining us as the new Research Manager at VGH.  Ilona will be working on Wednesdays and is currently based at home but available by email or virtually for the time being. Ilona completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, followed by a Master of Public Health […] Read More >


Gynae Cancer Initiative one of UBC’s Research Excellence Clusters for the 2021/22 academic year.
March 23, 2021The Gynecologic Cancer Initiative (GCI) has been selected as one of the successful UBC Research Excellence Clusters for the 2021/22 academic year.  Read more about this remarkable group. Read More >


Congratulations CIHR Grant Recipients!
March 17, 2021  Congratulations to our OBGYN investigators who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Fall 2020 competition. Project Grants Project: “Role of Female Sex Hormones on Aging in Women Living with HIV.” Principal Investigator: Dr Melanie Murray; UBC OBGYN Co-investigator: Dr. Chelsea Elwood $382,500 / 5 years. Project: “It […] Read More >


2020 MSFHR Reach Award Recipients – 3 of 12 projects will be co-led by department members
March 16, 2021Our department members shine in the 2020 MSFHR Reach Award Program.  Three projects will be co-led by our faculty members and our department members are also part of an additional two successful teams. #BePelvicHealthAware: Sharing clinical best practices on pelvic floor health through whiteboard animations, social media and a dedicated website – Co-lead Roxana Geoffrion […] Read More >


Dr Lori Brotto awarded a MSFHR 2020 Innovation to Commercialization Award
March 16, 2021Dr Lori Brotto was awarded a MSFHR 2020 Innovation to Commercialization Award for her project eSense: an online psychological intervention for women’s health. Learn more about her project at https://www.msfhr.org/news/features/new-app-to-revolutionize-womens-sex-therapy   Read More >


Miller Mindell Gynecologic Oncology Research Fellowship
March 12, 2021The University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital are offering a one- or two-year gynecologic oncology research fellowship. The training program is designed to cultivate outstanding academic Gynecologic Oncologists – both clinician investigators and physician-scientists. Our program provides opportunities in a diverse range of research training disciplines including, but not limited to, cancer biology, […] Read More >


Announcing the Recipients of the 2020-2021 Division of Gynaecologic Oncology Research Awards
March 8, 2021In September 2020, the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology announced its annual competition for research in gynaecologic cancers. 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.   Characterization and Prognostic Significance of Subclonal Molecular Marker Expression in ProMisE evaluated […] Read More >


Gisele Bourgeois-Law awarded Research in Medical Education Outstanding Research Paper Award
December 3, 2020On December 1st, 2020 the American Association of Medical Colleges announced the recipient of the 2019 Research in Medical Education (RIME) Outstanding Research Paper Award.  This is an award for the best research paper among all the accepted papers to the RIME forum, a forum promoting the transformation of health care through medical education innovation […] Read More >


D. A. Boyes Memorial Award
October 28, 2020The D. A. Boyes Society, in honor, and memory, of Dr. David Alexander Boyes’ lifetime commitment to teaching and engagement announce the third year of the Memorial Research Award. This is a grant competition designed to provide critical review, with rapid turn-around, and funding for proposals that would not be eligible to receive funding at […] Read More >


Spring 2020 CIHR Project Grants – Congratulations to our department members!
September 24, 2020Congratulations to our department members who were successful in securing Spring 2020 CIHR Project Grants. Lori Brotto (@DrLoriBrotto)  – Pilot RCT for cognitive-behavioural & mindfulness-based online programs for female sexual dysfunction K.S. Joseph and Neda Razaz – Chronic diseases in mothers and risks of neuro-developmental disorders in offspring: an international comparison Jessica Liauw (@LiauwJessica) – […] Read More >