Research News

Welcome to Larisse Melo
June 2, 2021
Please 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, 2021
I 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, 2021
The 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, 2021
Our 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, 2021
Dr 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   Read More >

Miller Mindell Gynecologic Oncology Research Fellowship
March 12, 2021
The 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, 2021
In 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, 2020
On 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 >