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Dr. Valerie Taylor receives TOPS Research Award from the Canadian Obesity Network

Dr. Valerie Taylor, psychiatrist-in-chief and scientist, was awarded the TOPS Research Award from the Canadian Obesity Network. The award recognizes career contributions to research in the field of obesity. Dr. Taylor will deliver a keynote address and receive the award in Vancouver in May at the...

Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis honoured by the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario


Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis, Shirley Brown Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research at Women’s College Research Institute, was awarded the Hope Inspiration Award from the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario. The award, to be presented on Feb. 9 at the association’s annual MAD About You Gala,...

Women’s College Research Institute scientist Dr. Ophira Ginsburg receives YWCA Women of Distinction award

Story from Connect, March 19, 2013   Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) scientist Dr. Ophira Ginsburg is one of seven women honoured this year with a YWCA Women of Distinction award. Each year the YWCA recognizes a group of women for the important and life-changing work they do for...

Global media coverage of sex assault crimes skewed

Story from Connect, May 27, 2013   Headline-grabbing sex assault stories often highlight the most horrendous cases, which are not reflective of the full picture of sexual violence throughout most of the world, according to a newly-released editorial by Women’s College Research Institute’s...

Diabetes mortality rates in Canada and UK continue to decrease

Story from Connect, June 24, 2013   New findings in diabetes mortality research have been published in Diabetologia, the Journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Written by Dr. Lipscombe, Women’s College scientist and endocrinologist and assistant professor of medicine at...

Fertility therapy not associated with long-term cardiovascular disease

Story from Connect, August 6, 2013   Women who gave birth following fertility treatment had no long-term increased risk of death or major cardiovascular events compared to women who gave birth without fertility therapy, according to new research by Women’s College Hospital and the Institute...

Some adult male victims of sex assault seek out medical services: study

Story from Impact, July 2013
While only a small percentage of adult males who are victims of sex assault report the crime, a new study by Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) and the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres (ONSA/DVTCs) shows of those...

Metformin does not significantly improve breast cancer survival in older women with diabetes

Story from Impact, July 2013   Past research has shown that metformin, a drug that regulates blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, may also reduce breast cancer incidence by a remarkable 30 per cent in diabetic patients. As a practicing endocrinologist, Women’s College research fellow...

Folate taken in pregnancy may boost breast cancer risk: Grant will fund research

Story from Impact, July 2013   Pregnant women are typically counselled to take supplemental folate. But according to research being conducted at Women’s College Research Institute, high folate levels may increase breast cancer risk in women with a genetic predisposition due to a BRCA genetic...

Minister of Health announces Women's College Hospital: Women's Exchange

Story from Impact, July 2013   Women’s Exchange at Women’s College Research Institute in TorontoOn May 16, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews announced the creation of Women’s Exchange, a new centre based at Women’s College Hospital that will support a more equitable and...

Cardiac patients better off with longer prescriptions

Story from Impact, November 2013   New research led by Dr. Noah Ivers, research fellow at Women’s College Research Institute and family physician at Women’s College Hospital, suggests that elderly cardiac patients given longer prescriptions when they leave hospital are more likely to...

Enhancing supports and services for new moms with depression

Story from Impact, November 2013   Untreated postpartum depression can have serious consequences for mothers and their families. That’s why researchers at Women’s College Research Institute are working on how to improve mental health support and care for new moms. A new Canadian study led...

Improving outcomes for women with breast cancer

Story from Impact, November 2013   Dr. Steven Narod, a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer and Director of Familial Breast Cancer Research at Women’s College Research Institute, recently investigated the 10-year survival rate for women below the age of 50 with early-onset breast...

Flu vaccine may reduce cardiovascular risk

Story from Impact, November 2013   The flu vaccine may not only ward off serious complications from influenza, but it may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to new research led by Dr. Jacob Udell, a research fellow at Women’s College Research Institute and a cardiologist...

New Chair in Family Medicine Research

Story from Impact, November 2013  
Dr. Jim Ruderman, chief, department of family and community medicine at Women’s College Hospital, with Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya. At an evening celebration on October 7, 2013, Women’s College Hospital honoured the inaugural Frigon Blau Chair in Family...

Women’s College Hospital on the United Nations stage

Story from Impact, November 2013   On October 10, 2013, Dr. Catharine Classen was invited to speak at an event organized by the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Mental Health. The event was held in commemoration of World Mental Health Day, and experts and representatives...

Women with HIV have worse clinical outcomes than men

Story from Impact, February 2014   Despite the availability of antiretroviral therapy, HIV and AIDS continue to be public health concerns in Canada. In addition, more and more women are being infected, and until now scientists and health care professionals have not been clear on how men and...

Joint replacement surgery lowers cardiovascular risks in osteoarthritis patients

Story from Impact, February 2014   Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than three million Canadians. It occurs when cartilage begins to wear away, and it is a major cause of disability. Previous research has shown that disability from the disease increases...

Non-hereditary gene mutation halves survival rate in ovarian cancer

Story from Impact, February 2014   Hereditary cancers, like hereditary ovarian cancer, are cancers that people are predisposed to because of inheriting a genetic mutation from their parents. But a new study led by Dr. Mohammad Akbari, scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, suggests...

Survey of medical trainees in Saudia Arabia leads to new curriculum on family violence

Story from Impact, February 2014
According to a recent report from the World Health Organization, 30 per cent of women around the world will experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime, with potentially serious consequences for the health and well-being of themselves and...

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