BC Women's VP Research Wins YWCA Award

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Money on her YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Award. Dr. Money joined her fellow nominees in the Technology, Science & Research category at the 30th Annual Awards event on May 28th, 2013.
Here is her YWCA’s nominee information: “Deborah has made significant contributions as a woman’s health researcher, physician, leader and mentor. She is internationally recognized for her ground-breaking work in reproductive infectious diseases. She led BC’s research to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission and through her leadership in patient care, transmission of HIV from the mother to newborn in BC has essentially been eradicated.

As VP of Research at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, Deborah recognizes that the causes and consequences of diseases such as HIV/AIDS are different for women compared to men and so is leading research responsive to these challenges. She was the inaugural executive director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, mentors emerging women health researchers and established the first fellowship for training in obstetrics and gynecology infectious disease in Canada.”

The Women of Distinction Awards recognize outstanding women and workplaces from across BC and since 1984, has honoured 247 award recipients and more than 1,450 nominees.

Congratulations to Dr. Money on being recognized with this prestigious award!

 

[Article Credit: Marisa Nichini
Communications Manager
BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Provincial Health Services Authority]