Research News


New OBGYN publication!
September 29, 2021Dr. Gillian Hanley (OBGYN Assistant Professor) & her team published the article “Association of Epidural Analgesia During Labor and Delivery With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Offspring” in JAMA yesterday. The study findings highlight that maternal epidural analgesia use during labor and delivery was associated with a small increase in the risk of autism spectrum disorder in […] Read More >


SAVE THE DATE: A Spotlight of Trainee Research from the BC Perinatal Data Registry: August 26 1:00 – 2:00
August 20, 2021The WHRI will be hosting a special rounds in August to spotlight trainee research that has used the BC Perinatal Data Registry.  The WHRI will be hosting these rounds in celebration of their partnership with Perinatal Services BC and to highlight the array of trainee projects that have been made possible these past few years […] Read More >


Congratulations CIHR Grant Recipients!
July 28, 2021Congratulations to our OBGYN investigators who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Spring 2021 competition. Project Grants Project: “Improving access to family planning services for Indigenous peoples through storytelling” [link]. Principal Investigator: Dr. Sarah Munro (UBC OBGYN) et al. | UBC OBGYN Co-investigator: Dr. Wendy Norman (Affiliate UBC […] Read More >


Welcome to Larisse Melo
June 2, 2021Please welcome Larisse Melo to the Department. Larisse is joining us as the Interim Research Manager at BCWH, and will be dividing her time between on-site and remote work. Larisse completed a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the Federal University of RN – Brazil, and a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from UBC. […] Read More >


21st Annual OBGYN Academic Day – Winners
May 17, 2021    Congratulations to all the winners of this years Academic Day.  Thank you to all who participated and joined in.           Winners are: Medical student/Undergraduate student category: Medical Student – Paper Award: 1) Gurkiran Mann 2) Ethan Zhang Medical Student – Poster Award: 1) Christine Wang 2) Hannah Foggin Post […] Read More >


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 >