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Impact December 2014

Impact December 2014

This issue:  Reaching out to the world

WCRI’s Impact + Innovation Report 2014 is now available in print and online!

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Women’s College a top 40 research hospital in Canada

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Published by Women’s College Research Institute at Women’s College Hospital, Impact is a quarterly newsletter that shares updates about our scientists’ recent accomplishments, tells their stories, and shows how their work is improving health for all.


WCRI launches new website for The Lancet Series on Health, Equity and Women’s Cancers
Led by Dr. Ophira Ginsburg, scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, the series aims to make advancements in closing the global cancer divide for women.

Women’s Xchange hosts event to build capacity among women’s health researchers
On November 14, Women’s Xchange hosted its fall event, “Bringing Research to Life Using Innovative Multimedia Approaches.”

Dr. Dennis contributes expertise in The Lancet Series on Perinatal Mental Health
Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD, provides research insights on interventions for the prevention and treatment of postpartum depression. 

New book to guide trauma-informed care
A new book co-authored by Catherine Classen, PhD gives healthcare professionals the information and tools they need to care for trauma survivors. 



Study points out gaps in training for health professionals working with victims of violence
A new study led by Robin Mason, PhD, finds that more training is required to help frontline workers respond to women experiencing concurrent violence, mental health and substance use problems.

South Asian boys are more likely to be overweight compared to peers
Ananya Banerjee, PhD, conducts one of the first studies that sheds light on ethnic group differences in overweight children living in Canada.

Women with bipolar disorder are twice as likely to have preterm babies
A study led by Dr. Simone Vigod provides new information that will help clinicians optimize the health of women with bipolar disorder and their babies.



Dr. An-Wen Chan received the Rising Star Award from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. The award is presented to an alumnus for outstanding achievement or service.

Catherine Classen, PhD, was inducted as a Fellow to the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD, has won the 2015 Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology Lecturer Award and was recently invited to be a Global Bridges International Scholar with Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) in fall 2015.

Dr. Jay Udell received the Teacher/ Educator Award from Women’s College Hospital.


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