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Dr. Gina Ogilvie

Dr. Gina Ogilvie is the Canada Research Chair in Global Control of HPV-related Disease at UBC, and Senior Advisor + Assistant Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at BC Women’s Hospital. She is a world-renowned researcher committed to the global elimination of cervical cancer, a monumental breakthrough in women’s health. New understanding of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the development of cervical cancer has led Ogilvie, an international expert in cervical cancer prevention and early detection, to conduct the HPV Focal study which may lead to changes to cervical cancer screening approaches for all women in the future. Dr. Ogilvie also leads the ASPIRE Project (Advances in Screening and Prevention in Reproductive Cancers) in Uganda, which is examining opportunities to improve access to screening for women in low and middle income countries using novel self collection techniques. Lessons learned from ASPIRE are also applicable to Canadian women living in remote communities or otherwise unable to undergo a pelvic examination, making this a truly global initiative.