Trainee Research Presentation

Trainee Research Presentation

June 22, 2022, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Join us online for our next Trainee Research Presentation!

This session will feature short, blitz-style presentations by trainees about their undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral research projects. It's a great opportunity to learn about what students interested in womens health are working on, to join an engaging discussion and connect with peers. Check out our speaker line-up and register for this free event below.

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Amanda Nitchke

Amanda Nitschke, MSc Student, Univerity of British Columbia

Bio: Amanda is a second-year MSc student in the School of Population and Public Health, co-supervised by Dr. Gillian Hanley and Dr. Tim Oberlander. Her thesis uses a population-based approach to investigate the association between antibiotic exposure prenatally and during labour and delivery with the risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring. 

Emma Goodwin

Emma Goodwin, MSc Student, Univerity of British Columbia

Bio: I received my BSc Honours from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2020. I am currently a Masters student in the Women+ and Children's Health program in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UBC. My thesis will focus on the prevalence of anxiety and depression in endometriosis patients, as well as how these may affect treatment for endometriosis. 


Cara Davidson

Cara Anne Davidson, PhD Student, Western University

Twitter: @CaraADavidson

Bio: Cara A. Davidson, MSc, is a PhD student at Western University in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program’s Measurement and Methods stream. She specializes in mixed-methods research regarding gender-based violence, breast cancer, and women's health. Cara aims to integrate considerations of gender-based violence across the scope of women's healthcare to address health disparities. 


Nokuzola Ncube

Nokuzola Ncube

Bio: Zola was awarded the Take the Lead scholarship, a full first year tuition & residence scholarship for international public speaking. Zola is a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholar who’s collaborated with various organizations such as Education for Better Living in Tanzania, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, Plan International Canada & the Sexual Assault Centre of London. Her passion for education & sub-Saharan Africa has led her to start OBD Ventures, a youth-led organization through the Resolution Project fellowship. As a researcher, Zola is interested in women’s health, intimate partner violence, and service utilization. Currently, Zola is a Canada Graduate Scholar & Masters student in the School of Health Sciences at Western University with a research focus on intimate partner violence and mental health services in Ontario.

Kathryn Corbett

Kathryn Corbett

Bio: Kathryn Corbett is a first-year resident physician in Internal Medicine at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. She is conducting research in Nephrology under the supervision of Dr. Sandra Dumanski. Specifically, her research is focused on better understanding sexual dysfunction in women with chronic kidney disease to inform the effective identification and management of its symptoms. Before coming to Calgary, Kathryn completed her medical school training at the University of Toronto and earned an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Queen’s University.


  • Trainee Research Presentation
  • antibiotics
  • anxiety
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • breast cancer
  • depression
  • endometriosis
  • gender-based violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • kidney disease
  • pregnancy
  • sexual dysfunction

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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