Deborah Money awarded the Career Contribution to Women’s Health Award

Dr. Deborah Money, Executive Vice Dean and Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine, and the School of Population and Public Health, UBC Faculty of Medicine, has been awarded the inaugural Career Contribution to Women’s Health Award by the Women’s Health Research Institute.

The award will be given each year to a British Columbian researcher who has made an outstanding and exemplary contribution to women’s health research in the province and globally during their career.

Dr. Money is also a subspecialist in Reproductive Infectious Diseases and immediate past‐Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI).

As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Money has devoted her career to women’s health research. She developed a translational research program in Reproductive Infectious Diseases with research focused on three major areas: HIV in pregnancy, human papilloma virus (HPV) and is leading a Canadian (CIHR/Genome BC) human microbiome project to understand the role of the vaginal microbiome in health and disease. As such she has published over 150 peer reviewed publications and received over $23M in research funds.

Dr. Money also established the first training program in Reproductive Infectious Diseases in Canada, and she has trained/mentored five individuals who are now leaders in academic centres across Canada.

In 2010, she served as the first non-American President of the Infectious Diseases Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has received several awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for metro Vancouver, The Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Western Regional Award for Achievement, and the Crofton House School Alumni Achievement Award.

A formal presentation of this award will take place during the Women’s Health Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at The Nest building at UBC’s Point Grey campus.