Research News

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 >

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 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 >

Gyne Oncology Research Award Recipients Announced
September 25, 2017The second annual Division of Gynecologic Oncology Awards have just been announced.  There were 8 strong applications and three were successful: Principal applicant: Michael Anglesio, PhD Research Mentor: Jessica McAlpine, MD Team: Lien Hoang MD Aline Talhouk PhD Heidi Britton Medical Student Mruganka Kale Medical StudentProject title: ‘Practical methodologies for the identification of Synchronous Endometrial […] Read More >

Feature Researcher: Dr. Mark Carey
September 5, 2017Mark Carey joined the department in 2010 as a Clinical Professor in the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology. He completed his medical degree and Obstetrics & Gynaecology residency at the University of Western Ontario, a fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology at the University of Toronto and McMaster University, and a research fellowship in the Department of Systems […] Read More >

Feature Researcher: Dr. Geoffrey W. Cundiff
August 1, 2017Geoffrey W. Cundiff, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S, F.R.C.S.C  I am the Dr. Victor Gomel Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia. A native of Texas, I received my medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at […] Read More >

Congratulations to Dr. Sarka Lisonkova on her 2017 MSFHR Scholar Award!
July 18, 2017On July 17, 2017 the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) announced the funding-award recipients for the Scholar Program and Trainee Program. See the MSFHR announcement. Dr. Sarka Lisonkova was named one of 20 exceptional BC-based health researchers. The MSFHR Scholar Program focuses on “researchers who are building cutting-edge health research programs, training junior […] Read More >

Feature Researcher: Alexander G. Beristain
July 4, 2017Alexander G. Beristain is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. He received his Ph.D. (Reproductive and Developmental Sciences) from UBC Dept of OBGYN in 2007, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Rama Khokha at the Ontario Cancer Institute in 2012. He holds a New Investigator research grant from Sick Kids […] Read More >

Feature Researcher: Sarka Lisonkova, MD, PhD
June 15, 2017Dr Sarka Lisonkova is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and an Associate Faculty member in the School of Population and Public Health. She obtained her medical degree from Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic before studying epidemiology in the US and Canada. She obtained an MSc in Epidemiology from the State University […] Read More >

New $1.4 M CIHR Project Grant brings together three sites across the department to define the maternal legacy
May 29, 2017Dr Deborah Money’s most recent CIHR Project Grant, “Defining the maternal legacy: Does mode of delivery impact the role of the maternal vaginal microbiome in predicting the infant gut microbiome?”, will bring together senior, mid-level and junior investigators from across the department and across the province to develop a deeper understanding of the potential role […] Read More >