Dr. Helen K. Mussallem Award
When I became a nurse I was looking for an exciting and dynamic way to learn about and practice medicine. After starting school I quickly realized that my passion is increasing the accessibility and quality of women’s healthcare services through research and education. I started my nursing career in Childbirth and continued on at UBC to pursue my Masters of Science in Nursing. Since starting at UBC I’ve focused my research on topics like endometriosis and HIV care for African, Caribbean and Black women. I am keen to discover ways that we can improve our care models to be preventive instead of curative. There are limited resources available for women’s healthcare outside of childbirth and I believe that nursing can play a key role in advocating for improved care delivery. I am excited to see the ways that nursing will continue to evolve as a profession both within women’s healthcare services and the healthcare system at large.