Dr. Karen Kopciuk, and colleagues, are recent recipients of a Strategic Clinical Network seed grant

CEPR’s Dr. Karen Kopciuk, together with Dr Huiming Yang and their colleagues, were recently awarded a Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) seed grant entitled:  Test of cure: Use of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing to optimize the cervical cancer screening clinical pathway post-treatment.  This grant was one of four grants recently awarded by the SCN for which there was…

Dr. Darren Brenner accepts New Position with the University of Calgary

Dr. Darren Brenner has accepted a new position as a Molecular Epidemiologist/Assistant Professor with the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Dr. Brenner will continue to collaborate closely with CEPR, and will split his office time between our department and the University of Calgary. This position also includes an Investigatorship in Molecular Epidemiology…

Dr. Christine Friedenreich elected to the Scientific Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Friedenreich, who has been elected as a member of the Scientific Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (www.iarc.fr) for a four year period starting in January 2018. The principal responsibilities of Scientific Council members are the evaluation of the scientific activities of the Agency and the provision of scientific…

CIHR Grant Awarded

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Kopciuk, Dr. Paula Robson, Dr. Lorraine Shack, and Dr. John Spinelli on receiving a CIHR grant for their study, “Determinants of cancer stage at diagnosis”. When cancer is caught early, the treatments are easier and the cancer can often be removed and cured. This study wants to find out why some…

Statistical Society of Canada Award

Longlong Huang, a doctoral student in statistics at the University of Calgary who is supervised by Dr. Xuewen Lu and Dr. Karen A. Kopciuk was awarded Best Oral Student Research Presentation at the annual meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) meeting at Brock University last week. Her talk was entitled “A Group Bridge…

Prestigious Honour for Dr. Christine Friedenreich

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Christine Friedenreich as she has been chosen to be elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). “Fellows of the Academy are elected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advance academic health sciences.  Membership is considered one of…