Congratulations to Dr. Lin Yang and her team on their recent grant success!

Dr. Lin Yang is leading a VPR Catalyst Grant (UCalgary) along with her co-investigators Drs Colleen Cuthbert, Tarek Bismar and Kevin Martell that is a knowledge survey regarding an exercise intervention for prostate cancer men managed by active surveillance. This six-month project funded at $15,265 will inform further research on this topic in subsequent grants.…

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AYA-PACT: Adolescents and Young Adults be-coming Physically Active after Cancer Trial

Drs Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia and Christine Friedenreich are leading a project entitled “AYA-PACT: Adolescents and Young Adults be-coming Physically Active after Cancer Trial” that has been funded for five years for $952,425 as a CIHR Project Grant. The aim of this trial is to determine if a home-based, mobile health (mHealth) physical activity intervention can increase…

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The impact of sex and gender in occupational disease prevention

Dr. Cheryl Peters, along with her colleagues Drs Marie-Élise Parent, Mieke Koehoorn and Paul Demers, is leading a research project entitled “The impact of sex and gender in occupational disease prevention” that has been funded for three years for $360,000 as a CIHR project grant. The aim of this study is to improve systems that…

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Nishtohtamihk li kaansyr (Understanding Cancer): Cancer Screening, Outcomes and Experiences among Métis People in Alberta

Dr. Karen Kopciuk, along with Drs Angeline Letendre and Huiming Yang and Ms Reagan Bartel, is leading a research project entitled “Nishtohtamihk li kaansyr (Understanding Cancer): Cancer Screening, Outcomes and Experiences among Métis People in Alberta” that has received a one-year, $100,000 bridge grant through a priority announcement by the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’…

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Dr. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia and colleagues recent success in the Spring 2020 CIHR Project Scheme competition

Congratulations to Dr. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia and her colleagues in their recent success in the Spring 2020 CIHR Project Scheme competition. Their study is entitled “Oncofertility among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors in Alberta: a mixed methods study”. Miranda is leading a large multi-disciplinary team that will examine oncofertility among adolescent and young adult (AYA)…

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Charlotte Ryder-Burbidge successfully defends her MSc thesis in Epidemiology

Congratulations to Charlotte Ryder-Burbidge who successfully defended her MSc thesis in Epidemiology at the University of Alberta. She passed her defense with no revisions and was nominated for the Dean’s Gold Medal for her thesis project entitled: “Does living with Parkinson’s disease affect life-space mobility? A multiple-methods study”. This challenging and interesting project has contributed…

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