Research News


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 >


Congratulations Dr. Lisonkova!
June 9, 2020Dr. Sarka Lisonkova, Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, is leading her research team in the study of “All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality and Acute Morbidity Attributable to COVID-19 and Medical History Associated with Severe COVID-19 Infection in BC“. As one of the first 10 successful research teams that have been awarded the […] Read More >


Research and COVID-19 – useful links
March 19, 2020  Last updated November 19, 2020 NEW:  As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in our province, steps are being taken to increase safety measures and decrease community spread of infection.  On Nov. 7, 2020, the BC Provincial Health Office (PHO) released a number of temporary, regional public health orders that took effect later that day and […] Read More >


FBFF 2020 – Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Digital Age: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Women’s Health Care
February 27, 2020On Thursday, January 30, 2020 we held the 10th Annual Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum in the Sheraton Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver. There were who participated. We started the Forum with two workshops – “Influencing policy (makers) through research” and “Representing patients’ voices in our research”. Dr. Ann Pederson and Dr. Sarah Munro spoke […] Read More >


Fall 2019 CIHR Project Grants Competition Results Announced!
February 5, 2020  Congratulations to all the recipients of the Fall 2019 CIHR Project Grants Competition! Dr. Gillian Hanley and Dr. Timothy Oberlander:  “A population-level linked data study of the long-term developmental impacts of prenatal antidepressant exposure“.   Dr. Wendy Norman, Dr. Bonnie Henry, & Dr. Kimberlyn McGrail:  “The CART Mife-Outcomes study:  Relating Canada’s unique mifepristone regulations […] Read More >


Congratulations to Dr. Peter Leung!
January 27, 2020Congratulations to Dr. Peter Leung on receiving the 2019 Distinguished Researcher Award in Basic Science Research. This major achievement recognizes outstanding work on the basis of a distinguished research career, recognition in the research community, contributions to student educational growth, and commitment to equity and diversity over the past year. Dr. Leung is a Professor […] Read More >


The 2020 Carraresi Foundation and Sumiko Kobayashi Marks Memorial OVCARE Research Grants
December 20, 2019  Carraresi Foundation and Sumiko Kobayashi Marks Memorial OVCARE Research Grants supported by the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation ​   OVCARE is pleased to launch another round of funding applications. These small grants are to support early and mid-career researchers in the area of gynecologic cancers. For guidelines and eligibility, please see the application and […] Read More >


Resident Research Project Fair
December 17, 2019On Wednesday, December 11th we hosted our first ever “Resident Research Project Fair.” Research teams from across the department came to share research opportunities with our first year OBGYN residents. It was a great opportunity for research teams and residents to connect in person. Residents were able to learn about the breadth of research in […] Read More >


Congrats to 2019 WHRI Catalyst Grant Recipients!
December 4, 2019Drs. Paul Yong, Sarah Munro, and Mark Carey are among the recipients of this year’s Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) Catalyst Grants.  Congratulations!   This grant competition provides support for pilot studies in women’s and newborn’s health, which aim to generate preliminary data; test new approaches, methodologies or tools; bring new teams together; and/or support […] Read More >