2017 Award Recipients

The 2017 competition resulted in the approval of ten Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship awards to individuals in Alberta who are undertaking graduate research with a patient-oriented approach.

Shima Afhami

Institution: University of Alberta

Project Title: Profiling of the gut microbiome in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS): a fiber intervention to target hyperphagia

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Cliff Lindeman

Institution: University of Alberta

Project Title: Characterizing exercise inputs and practice patterns of Albertan primary health care practitioners

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Natalie Scime

Institution: University of Calgary

Project Title: Breastfeeding and medically high-risk pregnancy: A mixed methods approach to examining feeding intentions, experiences, support, and outcomes

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Natalia Albinati

Institution: University of Calgary

Project Title: The Feasibility of a Physical Activity Program for Advanced Cancer Patients 

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Alexandra Loverock

Institution: University of Alberta

Project Title: Assessing Patient-Centredness in Services for Opioid Use

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Tamara Williamson

Institution: University of Calgary

Project Title: A Qualitative Exploration of the Needs, Preferences, and Healthcare Utilization Patterns of Patients with Low-risk Syncope

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Chloe de Grood

Institution: University of Calgary

Project Title: Describing the current state of patient’s and family member’s role in the de-adoption of low-value clinical practices in Canadian ICUs

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Maria Pavlova

Institution: University of Calgary

Project Title: Reframe the Pain: A Parent-Led Intervention to Alter Children’s Memories for Pain

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Kara Irwin

Institution: University of Calgary

Project Title: Diabetes Management for Patients with a History of Psychological Trauma

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Brooke Russell

Institution: University of Calgary

Project Title: Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Isolating Modifiable Targets to Improve Health-Related Quality of Life

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