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

Congratulations to the nineteen (19) Trainees who 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.

The awardees for 2019 are:


Fernanda Mujica

University of British Columbia Dr. Yvonne Lamers 12th International conference on One Carbon Metabolism, B Vitamins and Homocysteine Early maternal methyl nutrient concentrations and their relationship with DNA methylation of fetal growth and obesity-related genes in the offspring: results from the Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) study

Ellen Jopling

University of British Columbia Dr. Joelle LeMoult Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies' 53rd Annual Convention Training Depressed Individuals to Disengage from Negative Information: Effects on Symptoms, Levels of Rumination, and Responses to Stress

Kaylee Misener

University of British Columbia -Okanagan Dr. Maya Libben The Academy for Eating Disorders’ (AED) International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED)

In the limelight: The impact of a made-for-TV film on anorexia nervosa stigma

The eye of the beholder: An eye-tracking investigation of the relationship between visual attentional biases and body dissatisfaction 

Cindy Kalenga

University of Calgary Dr. Sofia Ahmed American Society of Hypertension, Hypertension Conference

Hormonal contraceptive use, arterial stiffness and renin angiotensin system activity in women

Association Between Non-Oral Hormonal Contraceptives and Blood Pressure: a Systematic Review (2 Abstracts Accepted)

Faith Jabs

University of British Columbia Drs. Lori Brotto and Paul Hewitt Canadian Sex Research Forum Examining approach and avoidance sexual motivation in women with Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder and its associations with symptom severity

Natasha Orr

University of British Columbia Dr. Paul Yong Canadian Society for the Advancement of Gynecologic Excellence (CanSAGE) The Central Sensitization Inventory in women with endometriosis

Paula Duarte-Guterman

University of British Columbia Dr. Liisa Galea Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Motherhood has short and long term effects on hippocampal neurogenesis, inflammation, and gene expression

Parker Holman

University of British Columbia Dr. Joanne Weinberg Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) World Congress 2019 Prenatal alcohol exposure and early life adversity disrupt social discrimination and underlying neural circuitry in adolescent male and female rats

Bonnie Lee

University of British Columbia Dr. Liisa Galea Organization for the Study of Sex Differences The impact of motherhood and ApoE genotype on the aging brain

Kendra Zadravec

University of British Columbia Dr. Kristin Campbell American College of Sports Medicine - Annual Meeting 2019 Adherence and attendance during versus after chemotherapy in Exercise Influence on Taxane side effects: A RCT

Shunya Yagi

University of British Columbia Dr. Liisa Galea 48th Meeting of the European Brain and Behaviour Society New neurons in the hippocampus mature faster in male rats compared to female rats

Erin Grafe

University of Victoria Dr. Brian Christie Annual Scientific Meeting for the Research Society on Alcoholism Acute Choline Application Enhances Long-Term Potentiation of Synaptic Efficacy Following Prenatal Ethanol Exposure (PNEE)

Natalie Brown

University of British Columbia Dr. Lori Brotto 2019 Canadian Sex Research Forum Annual Meeting Who's Doing It? Predictors of Engagement in Penetrative Sex in Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia

Madison Lackie

University of British Columbia Dr. Lori Brotto Canadian Psychiatric Association Annual Conference Cultivating More Accessible Postpartum Mental Health Care Through E-Health: An Examination of the Needs, Ideas, and Opinions of Canadian Women

Thayanthini Tharmaratnam

University of British Columbia Dr. Suzanne Campbell 2019 Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) Annual Clinical, Education, Research Conference Breastfeeding women's experiences on smartphone use: an interpretive descriptive study

Elisabeth McClymont

University of British Columbia Dr. Deborah Money The Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics & Gynecology (IDSOG 2019) A Natural Immune Boosting Effect Among HPV-Vaccinated Women Living with HIV

Dannia Islas Preciado

University of British Columbia Dr. Liisa Galea Neuroscience 2019 Sex differences in the effect of voluntary exercise on cognitive flexibility in older mice.

Amy Tan

University of British Columbia Dr. Yvonne Lamers FENS 2019 European Nutrition Conference Plasma riboflavin concentration as novel indicator for vitamin-B2 status assessment: suggested cutoffs and its association with vitamin-B6 status in women

Rand Eid

University of British Columbia Dr. Liisa Galea Society for Neuroscience Beyond sex differences: Ovarian hormones as determinants of risk and resilience in females