Welcome to Sara Derikvand, Research Manager for BCWH Dept of OBGYN

The Department would like to welcome Sara Derikvand!  Sara has recently taken on a new position with Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) as the Research Manager responsible for the research program at BC Women’s Hospital’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (OBGYN). Sara will be able to provide research guidance and support to department members who are based at BC Women’s Hospital and the wider Oak Street campus. 

If you require research support at other sites or if you have questions about our research events such as the Fred Bryans Faculty Forum or Academic Day please contact the UBC OBGYN Research Manager, Jessie Dhillon, at jessie.dhillon@ubc.ca.  

We are excited to now have two full time research managers that will support the Department!  

If you’d like to welcome Sara and meet with her to discuss any research projects she can be reached at sara.derikvand@cw.bc.ca.​

Sara’s Bio

In 2009, I started my journey at UBC as a postdoctoral research fellow and subsequently served as a research associate until 2016. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to expand my horizons, gain new experiences, and learn from some of the most renowned experts in my field. During this time, I contributed to several projects and studies, which enriched my knowledge and provided me with valuable insights.

In 2017, I decided to explore clinical research and joined the St. Paul’s Sinus Center. My time at the center was a turning point in my career, as it allowed me to experience the practical side of research and work with patients. As a senior research coordinator, I was responsible for coordinating and managing various clinical trials, both initiated by the principal investigator and sponsored by different companies. This experience gave me an understanding of the complex nature of clinical research and taught me the importance of working with a diverse team of experts, including physicians, statisticians, and other healthcare professionals. During this time, I developed a passion for advancing patient care and improving health outcomes, particularly in the domains of women’s and children’s health. My experience in clinical research made me realize that research is not just about discovering new knowledge but also about transforming that knowledge into tangible outcomes that benefit patients and their families.

Today, as a research project manager for the BCWH Dept of OBGN, I continue to be passionate about the field of healthcare research, and I remain committed to advancing the cause of patient care through contributing in innovative research. I am constantly exploring new ideas and concepts, and seeking new ways to contribute to the research community. My goal is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families, and I am determined to keep working towards that objective for as long as I can.