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Women's Health Research Institute

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​The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is devoted to improving the health and health care of girls and women, serving as a catalyst for research in women’s health and supporting an expanding national network of women’s health researchers, policy makers and health care providers. 

Focus

  • One of only a few hospital-based research institutes worldwide to focus on women's health (one of only two in Canada and the only one west of Ontario)

Origins

  • Established in 2005 at BC Women's Hospital to enhance and galvanize women's health research conducted at the hospital and throughout BC

Mandate

  • To act as the research arm of BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
  • To act as the face of women's health research for the Provincial Health Services Authority
  • To support research activities designed to improve the health and health care of women and their families throughout British Columbia and globally

As the research arm of BC Women's, WHRI supports research embedded in the Acute Perinatal and Ambulatory programs of the hospital.

For more information, please visit the Women's Health Research Institute (WHRI)

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