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Women's Health Research Cluster | October 2019

First newsletter...

We are excited to announce our new monthly newsletter! We hope you enjoy this new way to keep you informed of the exciting events and activities of our faculty members, trainees and community partners.

If you would like to have content in the newsletter, please feel free to email

Upcoming events

Happy Ever After? How Marriage Impacts Our Health & Happiness (October 25, 2019)

We are in the midst of a marital revolution.

Your grandmother probably never felt that she had the option of staying single, and once married she probably had little say in how that marriage was organized. Your mother knew that staying single was an option, but marriage in her generation looked very much like her grandmother’s marriage. Today, like never before, we have choices around marriage—not just in whether or not we will get married but we are freer to have the types of marriages that we want. Has all this choice made us happier and healthier?

Join four UBC faculty members for an evening of conversation as we take on one of the most challenging questions of our time.

Dr. Marina Adshade, Faculty Member, Vancouver School of Economics
Mandy Len Catron, Adjunct Professor, Creative Writing Program
Dr. Yue Qian, Assistant Professor, Sociology
Dr. Carrie Jenkins, Professor, Philosophy


Next Monday, October 28th, 2019, Dr. Thalia Field will be presenting at our next Women's Health Seminar on Women and Stroke, and Women in Stroke: Optimizing representation for the best possible outcomes

Dr. Thalia Field is a stroke neurologist and clinician-researcher with a focus on clinical trials. Dr. Field is also the Fellowship Program Director for the Vancouver Stroke Program. She has a particular interest in process improvement in clinical trials, which includes optimizing strategies for participant recruitment and retention, investigating strategies for efficient use of resources, and selecting outcomes that are of relevance to patients. She is also investigating the role of technology in meeting these challenges, including the use of telemedicine for remote recruitment and assessment of study participants, and the use of artificial intelligence to enhance efficiency in trials by enriching trial populations, automating components of participant assessments, and helping to identify important patient-centred outcomes.


Trainee Research Day Event 

November 8th, 2019 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Rudy North Lecture Theatre (LL101)

Join us for a day of multi-disciplinary exploration as our students address pressing questions around the future of health!

We are excited for this tri-cluster Research Day Event focused on the future of health a joint collaboration with the Women’s Health Research Cluster, Dynamic Brain Circuits in Health and Disease, and the Biomedical Imaging and AI. We invite you to submit an abstract  for presentation at this event!

For more information and to register!

Trainee Travel Awards

Congratulations to our 2019 Women's Health Research Cluster Trainee Travel Award winners!

Nineteen (19) Trainees have been awarded the 2019 Women’s Health Research Cluster Trainee Travel Award. The award is intended to support trainees to attend conferences and workshops – up to $250 each to cover travel, accommodation, registration costs and per diems.


Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1



Ama Kyeremeh
Cluster Coordinator
Tel: 604 8272523

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