Training & Early Career Development Competitions – Results

Dec 18, 2018

We are pleased to announce the results of our September 2018 Alberta Innovates Training and Early Career Development (TECD) Programs competitions: Graduate Studentship, MD-PhD Studentship, Postgraduate Fellowship and Clinician Fellowship.

The September 2018 competitions resulted in the approval of 18 graduate studentships, two MD-PhD studentships, 13 postgraduate fellowships and five clinician fellowship awards.

We received a total of 298 submissions, which included 160 graduate studentship, 10 MD-PhD studentship, 86 postgraduate fellowship and 42 clinician fellowship applications. Please see the list of successful applicants below.

We thank all applicants for their substantial efforts and congratulate the recipients of these awards. We also would like to acknowledge the tremendous assistance provided by our review committee members.

Trainee & Early Career Development results:

September 2018 Graduate Studentship – Results
Awardee Supervisor
(Department)
Institution Project Title
Bhattarai, Asmita Patten, Scott
Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Mortality among Canadian Population
Brown, Allison Hecker, Kent
Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary Safer health systems through the training of resident physicians in quality improvement and patient safety
Firminger, Colin Edwards, Brent University of Calgary Training and Preventative Strategies to Minimize the Risk of Tendinopathy
Hambrook, Jacob Hanington, Patrick University of Alberta Functional characterization of a Schistosoma mansoni matrix metalloproteinase during vertebrate host infection
Ho, Kim Lopaschuk, Gary
Pediatrics
University of Alberta Ketone Metabolism in the Failing Heart
Lee, Sangmin Metcalfe, Amy
Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary The impact of disease-specific pregnancy clinics on prenatal and disease-specific outcomes: Is there a need for sub-specialist pregnancy clinics for women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
Lim, Kenji Rowel Yokota, Toshifumi
Medical Genetics
University of Alberta Developing an effective exon 45-55 skipping treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Loverock, Alexandra Wild, Cameron University of Alberta Evaluating Safe Cannabis Use in a Canadian University
Mitran, Catherine Yanow, Stephanie University of Alberta Exploiting the immunological cross-reactivity between Plasmodium species for vaccine development.
Neville, Alexandra Noel, Melanie
Psychology
University of Calgary Intergenerational transmission of risk for pediatric chronic pain: The role of maternal responses and sleep
Oliveira Masson, Anand Krawetz, Roman University of Calgary Targeting the cell cycle machinery in adult mesenchymal progenitors to enhance cartilage regeneration after injury
Phellan, Renzo Forkert, Nils
Radiology
University of Calgary Combined Segmentation and Hemodynamic Analysis of Cerebrovascular Structures using Arterial Spin Labeling
Russell, Karleen Schulte, Fiona
Psychology
University of Calgary Development of a Scale to Measure Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Saleme, Bruno Sutendra, Gopinath
Medicine
University of Alberta Metabolic modulation as a novel therapy for chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity
Skow, Rachel Davenport, Margie University of Alberta The effects of prenatal exercise on the sympathetic nervous system regulation of blood pressure
Tandio, David Hammond, James
Pharmacology
University of Alberta Investigating the role of Equilibrative Nucleoside Transporter-4 (ENT4) in cardiovascular diseases
Toivonen, Kirsti Campbell, Tavis
Psychology
University of Calgary RESearching a mOtivationaL interVention to Enhance Adherence to Adjuvant endocrine therapies: the RESOLVE-AA study
Wagner, Daniel Spackman, Eldon
Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary Incorporating Discrete Choice Experiments into the Economic Evaluation Framework: An Application in Biologic Therapy for Psoriatic Arthritis
September 2018 MD-PhD Studentship – Results
Awardee Supervisor
(Department)
Institution Project Title
Shin, Wisoo Biernaskie, Jeff University of Calgary Investigating the impact of aging dermal stem/progenitor cells on tissue regeneration and wound healing.
Ishaque, Abdullah Kalra, Sanjay
Medicine
University of Alberta Validation of MRI-based Measures in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

 

September 2018 Clinician Fellowship – Results
Awardee Supervisor
(Department)
Institution Project Title
Dang, Jerry Birch, Daniel
Surgery
University of Alberta The Microbiology of Bariatric Surgery
Lewinson, Ryan Barnabe, Cheryl
Medicine
University of Calgary The relationship between biomechanics and inflammation in the progression of psoriasis to psoriatic arthritis
McDonald, Braedon McCoy, Kathy
Physiology & Pharmacology
University of Calgary The role of the gut microbiota in host defense during critical illness
Racine, Nicole Madigan, Sheri
Psychology
University of Calgary Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Primary Care: Diagnostic Performance and Maternal-Child Health Outcomes
Senger, Jenna-Lynn Chan, K Ming
Surgery
University of Alberta Elucidating the conditioning lesion-like effects of brief electrical stimulation on accelerating peripheral nerve regeneration
September 2018 Postgraduate Fellowship – Results
Awardee Supervisor
(Department)
Institution Project Title
Almaayah, Zaid Dyck, Jason
Pediatrics
University of Alberta The role of ketones in heart failure
Balsevich, Georgia Hill, Matthew
Cell Biology & Anatomy
University of Calgary A Role for Genetic Variants of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase in Glucocorticoid-Mediated Metabolic Outcomes
Cashaback, Joshua Cluff, Tyler University of Calgary Robust Strategies to Control Our Movements in the Presence of Fatigue
de Bakker, Chantal Boyd, Steven
Radiology
University of Calgary Use of Advanced Imaging to Track the Course of Navicular Stress Fracture Healing
Fortuna, Rafael Reimer, Raylene University of Calgary Can a high fiber diet intervention reduce systemic inflammatory markers and improve knee function in adults with obesity and knee osteoarthritis?
Li, Fuyong Walter, Jens
Agricultural Food & Nutritional Science
University of Alberta Re-wilding the human gut: re-introduction of the species Lactobacillus reuteri
Moghadas, Hamid Mushahwar, Vivian
Medicine
University of Alberta A wearable sensor for early detection of  deep tissue pressure injuries
Negm, Ahmed Jones, Allyson
Medicine
University of Alberta The effect of obesity and sarcopenic obesity on knee biomechanics and gait parameter in people with severe knee osteoarthritis
Ross, Kharah Letourneau, Nicole University of Calgary Investigating the developmental origins of childhood asthma and allergies: Maternal prenatal social stress, infant immune cell epigenetic patterns, and risk for early childhood asthma and allergies at 3- and 5-years of age
Seifi, Morteza Bernier, Francois
Medical Genetics
University of Calgary Identification and characterization of novel genes underlying rare genetic disorders
Squair, Jordan Phillips, Aaron
Clinical Neurosciences
University of Calgary Harnessing spinal electrical stimulation to modulate autonomic function after spinal cord injury
Tarr, Gillian Freedman, Stephen
Pediatrics
University of Calgary A Clinical Prediction Rule for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis Etiology
Tenorio Lopes, Luana Wilson, Richard
Physiology & Pharmacology
University of Calgary Spinal Oxygen Sensors: a new target to regain ventilatory control in SCI patients

Please note: we provide the list of successful applicants for information purposes only. The formal letters will serve as the official decision should there be any discrepancy with the material on the website. Awards are subject to the agreement of the Award Terms and Conditions.