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Join the Partnership for Women’s Health Research (PWHR) Canada on January 24th for a free virtual seminar on Person-Centered Approaches to Research and Women’s Healthcare Delivery. This seminar features cutting edge evidence-based education to improve trauma-informed care and community-engaged research with women living with HIV. PWHR invites everyone who is interested in women’s health research (researchers, trainees, policymakers, and healthcare providers) to this free national event. 

When: January 24th from 9 to 10:00am PT (10am-11:00 am MT, 11am-12:00pm CT, 12-1:00pm ET, 1-2:00pm AT)

Where: Online via Zoom

meet our speakers

Dr. Hélène Côté, Ph.D., Professor, University of British Columbia & WHRI

Topic: The BCC3 experience with community-engaged research on healthy aging in women living with HIV

Biography: Hélène Côté holds a PhD in Biochemistry and is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She is also a member of the Women’s Health Research Institute, the Centre for Blood Research and the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Aging. Her research focuses on the effect of HIV and antiretroviral therapy on aging using both human cohort studies and in vitro models.

Dr. Dana Ross, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Toronto & WCRI

Topic: Transforming healthcare through asynchronous trauma-informed care (TIC) education

Biography: Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC is a psychiatrist and clinician-educator in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto (U of T). She completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience, after which she attend medical school in Calgary and completed her psychiatry residency at the U of T. She is leading two research projects that will expand access to treatment for complex trauma in Ontario and another project on providing virtual education on trauma-informed care. Dr. Ross recently graduated from the Master Educator program offered through the Association for Academic Psychiatry and graduated in 2022 from the Education Scholars Program through the Centre for Faculty Development at the U of T. In her clinical practice, she provides trauma-focused group psychotherapy to adults who have experienced childhood interpersonal trauma. She is passionate about healthcare innovation, virtual healthcare solutions, and relationship-centered care. As a First Nations physician, Dr. Ross is a mentor through the Diversity Mentorship Program at the U of T, and an advocate for trauma-informed care.