Dr.Brockton’s One Aim Team Surpasses $1M Fundraising Mark!

Dr. Nigel Brockton is passionate about his research, and also about raising money to support cancer research and prevention. He is an avid cyclist, and the founding member of the ‘One Aim Cycling Team’ which raises money each year in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, supporting the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The One Aim team…

New name for PHR

Cancer epidemiology and prevention research is being recognized as a pivotal component for cancer control activities worldwide and an opportunity now exists to make Alberta a centre for excellence in these areas. For the past three decades, cancer epidemiologic and prevention research has been undertaken in Alberta under the auspices of the former Alberta Cancer…

National Honour for Dr. Christine Friedenrich!

We are thrilled to announce that our Department Head, Dr. Christine Friedenreich, has recently been awarded the O. Harold Warwick Prize by the Canadian Cancer Society!! Every year, the Canadian Cancer Society gives out Awards for Excellence that honour exceptional men and women who have made a significant contribution to cancer research in Canada. The…

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for Dr. Darren Brenner

Congratulations to Dr. Darren Brenner who was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship Award by Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions in the 2013 competition! The AIHS supports highly competitive and internationally recognized training awards for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows in the area of health and translational research. There were 96 applications for its postdoctoral fellowships…

Funding announcement for PHR!

Population Health Research has been awarded a Foundational Infrastructure Grant from the Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF) entitled “Enhancing Capacity for Lifestyle and Cancer Epidemiology in Alberta”! This two-year grant for will be used to maintain and increase the capacity of our Data Support Unit, and to expand our Statistical Support Unit with another associate focused…

Population Health Research is relocating in February 2014

Due to the severe impact of the flooding in June 2013, the Population Health Research department was moved out of our previous location at the Holy Cross Centre. Effective February 24/14, Population Health Research will be operating out of the Richmond Road Diagnostic & Treatment Centre. Our new address is: 1820 Richmond Road SW Calgary, Alberta T2T- 5C7

Promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor – Dr. Karen Kopciuk

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Kopciuk on her promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor in the Depts of Oncology and Statistics at the University of Calgary. This promotion recognizes Karen’s contributions to research, particularly in the areas of genetic epidemiology and ‘omics data, and her dedication as a teacher and mentor of graduate students, post-docs, Statistical Associates…