Research News

Inaugural Trainee designed and led symposium a success
December 15, 2015Pregnancy and the Mind: Exploring the triad of caregiver, mother, and fetus The very first Trainee Research Symposium, hosted by the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, took place on November 6th, 2015 at the Shaughnessy Auditorium at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. 4 This Trainee-led event came to fruition […] Read More >

Planning to apply for CIHR project funding? There will be December Information Sessions
November 27, 20152016 Project Scheme: 1st Live Pilot – SPARC Information Sessions SPARC has organized the following information sessions for the first live pilot of the CIHR 2016 Project Scheme. Registration for the events is open and can be accessed via the announcements section of SPARC’s website. Please follow the links for more information on the events. […] Read More >

Feature Researcher: Regina Renner, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACOG
August 19, 2015Regina-Maria Renner is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of UBC and is also a member of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Vancouver Island. She completed her Family Planning Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University, OR USA (OHSU, 2011), where she also did […] Read More >

Dr. Sheona Mitchell shares her experience working with underserved populations internationally and at home through the Clinical Investigator Program
August 6, 2015Dr Sheona Mitchell is an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology based in Prince George, Northern Medical Program. After working with Dr Gina Ogilvie in Uganda during her residency, Dr Mitchell decided to pursue a clincal research career and additional training through the UBC Clinical Investigator Program (CIP). Dr Michell’s vision is to use clinical […] Read More >

Department Members awarded three CIHR Transitional Operating Grants
August 5, 2015Paul Yong (with Mohamed Bedaiwy); Sai Ma; and KS Joseph (with Sarka Lisonkova and Amy Metcalfe) were successful in obtaining funding from the last CIHR Operating Grant Competition.   Paul Yong and colleagues propose to identify the causes of deep dyspareunia (pelvic pain with intercourse) in endometriosis. We propose that deep dyspareunia in endometriosis is […] Read More >

Dr Peter Leung awarded a CHIR Foundation Scheme grant for his research program “Hormonal determinants of women’s reproductive health and disease”
August 4, 2015Dr. Peter Leung’s application to the CIHR Foundation Scheme: First Live Pilot Competition was approved for funding on July 15, 2015. This research program on “Hormonal determinants of women’s reproductive health and disease” will receive funding from CIHR over the next seven years. The goal of Dr. Leung’s research is to advance basic and clinical knowledge […] Read More >

Dr. KS Joseph Appointed Associate Head for Research
July 10, 2015It is with great pleasure that the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology announces that Dr. KS Joseph has accepted the role of Associate Head for Research in our Department. The purpose of this position is to enhance the leadership and support of research activities within the Department. The Associate Head for Research will work with […] Read More >

OBGYN Department Members Elected to Research Council
June 15, 2015Drs Ks Joseph and Sheona Mitchell have recently been elected to the FoM Research Council.  The Research Council is a forum for the dissemination and exchange of knowledge and information around responding to new research opportunities, growth, strategic directions, and research policy. Read More >

Dr Lori Brotto Awarded Excellence in Clinical/Applied Research
June 8, 2015The Department would like to congratulate Dr Lori Brotto on being awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research by the Faculty of Medicine. This award is in recognition of outstanding clinical or applied research and scholarly contributions. Read More >

Featured researcher: Nelly Auersperg, MD, PhD
June 5, 2015In the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology we have the great good fortune of being the home department of many leading researchers. We will feature one of these researchers every two months.  Our inaugural featured researcher is Dr Nelly Auersperg, a pioneer of gynecological cancer research who began her research career in the 1960s and […] Read More >