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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Dr. Cheryl Peters and colleagues receive CIHR Project Scheme Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Peters and her colleagues on their recent successful CIHR Project Scheme Grant that was awarded to Dr. Paul Villeneuve of Carleton University. The five-year grant entitled “Patterns of mortality and cancer incidence among adults who live near Canadian nuclear power plants: A population-based longitudinal study of CanCHEC participants between 1991 and…

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Dr. Lin Yang receives grant from the Canadian Cancer Society

Congratulations to Dr. Lin Yang who has received a grant from the Canadian Cancer Society for her study entitled: “Participating in Tai Chi to Reduce Anxiety and Keep up Physical Function: Implementing a Prehabilitation Intervention for Radical Prostatectomy”. Her grant was ranked #1 in this competition that was focused on implementation grants in the area…

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Liam Sutherland successfully defends his thesis

Congratulations to Liam Sutherland who successfully defended his thesis “Development and internal validation of a risk prediction model for high-risk adenomas among average risk colorectal cancer screening participants”. He provided a very clear presentation and did an excellent job at answering the questions from his examiners. In particular, he really nailed some challenging statistical questions,…

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Devon Boyne passes his doctoral defense

Congratulations to Devon Boyne who passed his doctoral defense for his thesis project entitled: Predicting adjuvant chemotherapy discontinuation and its impact on survival among stage Ill colon cancer patients. Devon has been enrolled in the Department of Community Health Sciences for the past four years and has distinguished himself during this time through his excellence…

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Renee Kokts-Porietis successfully defends her MSc Epidemiology thesis

Congratulations to Renee Kokts-Porietis who successfully defended her MSc Epidemiology thesis entitled “A Prospective Cohort Study of Metabolic Syndrome and Endometrial Cancer Survival”. Her oral defense went very smoothly and her thesis was accepted without revisions which is a rare occurrence. The examiners were unanimously positive and complimented Renee on her thesis which has also…

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Dr. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia and colleagues awarded a one year grant from the Alberta Cancer Foundation

Congratulations to Dr. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia and her research team members (Drs Sara McKillop, Colleen Cuthbert, Winson Cheung) on being awarded a one year grant from the Alberta Cancer Foundation in their recent competition for projects in sarcoma and pancreatic cancer. Miranda’s team project is entitled “Symptom burdens and trajectories among adolescent and young adult sarcoma…

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