Research News


Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department Members Leading 3 of 4 BCCHR Healthy Starts Catalyst Grants
April 19, 2018The winners of the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute’s Healthy Starts Catalyst 2017-2018 Grant Competition were announced on March 22, 2018. Three of the four are being led, or co-led, by members of the Department.   Congratulations to: Dr. Astrid Christoffersen-Deb (Principal Investigator); Dr. Mark Ansermino (Co-Principal Investigator); Dr. Beth Payne (Co-Investigator); Dr. Joseph Ngonzi, Dr. […] Read More >


Dr Lori Brotto’s new book: ‘Better Sex through Mindfulness’
April 3, 2018Dr. Lori Brotto’s new book, Better Sex through Mindfulness, is scheduled for release in April 2018. Dr. Brotto has been a member of the UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology since 2005, and is the Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, a Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health, and a Registered Psychologist. […] Read More >


Sheona Mitchell-Foster received one of the inaugural BC Support Unit Northern Centre Developing Northern Research Collaborations Awards
March 22, 2018“Access to Care for Women with Complex Pregnancies in Northern BC: Patient Partner Capacity Building” was one of five projects awarded the inaugural BC SUPPORT Unit Northern Centre Developing Northern Research Collaborations Awards. Sheona Mitchell-Foster, along with, Health Systems Partner, Vanessa Salmons, and Patient/Community Partner, Trina Fyfe will work together to build capacity on patient-centred […] Read More >


CIHR funds Jennifer Hutcheon and her team to assess the consequences of antenatal corticosteroid use on child brain development using a novel research methodology
February 27, 2018Dr Jennifer Hutcheon was awarded a $221,850 CIHR Project Grant for her study “Short term benefits but long term harm? Assessing the consequences of antenatal corticosteroid administration for child neurodevelopment” which aims to establish if antenatal corticosteroids have harmful consequences for child brain development. Although antenatal corticosteroids, a medication given to pregnant women at risk […] Read More >


The 8th Annual Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum – sharing knowledge and expertise across our department
February 22, 2018The 8th Annual Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Forum, “Optimizing Impact in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Improving Health Through Better Knowledge Translation and Implementation” took place on January 25, 2018. It was attended by 70 people. This was one of the largest turn-outs to date and we are certainly pleased to see our numbers climb. All of […] Read More >


New 4-year CIHR Project Grant will bring multidisciplinary team together to develop a deeper understanding of sexual pain in endometriosis
February 22, 2018Dr Paul Yong is the Nominated Principal Applicant of a 4-year, $976,904, CIHR project grant which aims to validate the newly discovered genetic and molecular pathways that may contribute to pain with sexual intercourse. The project will use an existing prospective data registry and linked tissue bank in the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain […] Read More >


Dr. Brotto Named Researcher of the Year by APOG
December 11, 2017The Association of Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynecology awarded Professor Lori Brotto as the Researcher of the Year at the annual meeting December 1. This is a tremendous honor recognizing her unique contributions in research and knowledge translation. With an educational background in clinical psychology and basic science Dr. Brotto has pursued a impressive array […] Read More >


Feature Researcher – Dr. Sheona Mitchell-Foster
November 1, 2017Dr. Sheona Mitchell-Foster is an Obstetrician Gynecologist and Assistant Professor with the Northern Medical Program. She completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Calgary, and her specialty training and Clinical Investigator fellowship in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. Sheona also holds a Masters of Public Health degree from John Hopkins Bloomberg School […] Read More >


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October 25, 2017Dr Jessica McAlpine and the OvCaRe team have an update on the development of a new biologically relevant classification system in endometrial cancer. To watch a short infographic video click here To read a recent ResearchFeatures.com article click here Read More >


Feature Researcher: Dr. Stephanie Fisher
October 3, 2017Dr. Stephanie Fisher is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of General Obstetrics & Gynaecology. For four years Dr. Fisher was the Medical Director of the Reproductive Medicine Program at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (BCW), which is comprised of the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) Clinic and Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (EPAC). Dr. […] Read More >