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WCRI scientists and trainees honoured with recent awards

May 2014

Dr. An-Wen Chan received a new CIHR meeting grant for SPIRIT: Improving quality and efficiency of clinical trial protocols.

Dr. Gillian Hawker received a new CIHR grant for her study in improved decision making related to total knee arthoplasty.

Dr. Javaid Iqbal, a post-doctoral fellow working with Drs. Steven Narod and Paula Rochon, was awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship, which will support his research on hereditary breast cancer.

Dr. Joanne Kotsopoulos was awarded a Cancer Care Ontario grant for her work examining lifestyle determinants of BRCA1 expression. 

Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe received a new research grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research to support her work on improving outcomes for cancer survivors with diabetes. She was also awarded a grant from the Lawson Foundation for her research on avoiding diabetes after pregnancy.

Dr. John Semple received a CIHR Catalyst grant to study the effectiveness of replacing ambulatory clinic follow-up with remote home monitoring using smartphones in breast reconstruction patients. He also received the Cause Leadership Award from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Chapter for his leadership in breast reconstruction in breast cancer patients.

Dr. Jay Udell, research fellow, received a Rising Star Award from the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research for his article Association between Influenza Vaccination and Cardiovascular Outcomes in High-Risk Patients.

Dr. Simone Vigod received a new CIHR grant for a pilot randomized controlled trial that will evaluate an electronic patient decision aid for pregnant women with depression.


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