CANTRAIN & CO-FUNDERS 2023-24 GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL AWARDEES

MASTER'S

Offered award: 2* x ($8,750)= $17,500 * where provincial co-funders offered matching amount.

AWARDEESUPERVISORPROVINCEINSTITUTIONSSTUDY TITLE
Andy JiaProf. Lucia Nappi
MD, PhD
BC*Vancouver Prostate Centre, University of British ColumbiaEnhancing Early Relapse Detection in Clinical Stage I Testicular Germ Cell Tumors through Rolling Circle Amplification of Circulating miR371a-3p
Eashan HalbeProf. Christopher Carlsten
MD, MPH, FRCPC, ABIM
BC*University of British ColumbiaEffects of budesonide on responses to diesel exhaust and allergen exposures in allergic rhinitis
Kaitlin NelsonProf. Jerilynn C Prior
BA(hons), MD (hons), FRCPC
BC*University of British ColumbiaCyclic progesterone and spironolactone treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)
Nena Sofia NicollsProf. Deborah McColl Money
MD, FRCSC
BC*BC Women's Hospital, University of British ColumbiaNOVA-HIV Study: reduced dosing of the Nonavalent HPV Vaccine in Women Living with HIV
Nicol VaizmanProf. Liam Robert Brunham
MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACP, FNLA
BC*Heart Lung Innovation Centre at St. Pauls Hospital , University of British ColumbiaAdvancing Cardiac Care Unit-based Rapid Assessment and Treatment of hypErcholesterolemia (ACCURATE) Study
Sahitya HajirawalaProf. María Eugenia Socías
MD, MSc
BC*BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), University of British ColumbiaEvaluating treatment and employment outcomes in adults with prescription opioid use disorder initiating methadone maintenance or buprenorphine/naloxone opioid agonist therapies in a pan-Canadian pragmatic randomized clinical trial
Shabbir Ahmed SanyProf. Diana Elisa De Carvalho
PhD
NL*Memorial University of NewfoundlandThe effect of objectively measured sitting time during work and leisure on back function and perceived low back pain: a pilot study
Candus ChikProf. Indra Rani Gupta
MD, FRCPC
QC*Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), McGill UniversityBryophyllum Pinnatum tea as a treatment for recurrent kidney stones
Shabnam Abbaszadeh AhranjaniProf. Jean Bourbeau
MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCAHS
QC*Center of Innovative Medicine (CIM) at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RIMUHC)Sublingual Fentanyl for acute relief of breathlessness in patients with advanced COPD: A randomized double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design trial
Wanning WangKristian FillionQC*McGill UniversityEmulating randomized controlled trials using real-world evidence: The case of long-acting insulins among patients with type 2 diabetes

DOCTORAL

Offered award: 2* x ($17,500)= $35,000 *where provincial co-funders offered matching amount.

AWARDEESUPERVISORPROVINCEINSTITUTIONSSTUDY TITLE
Caledonia StirlingDr. Steven Boyd
PhD, PEng, Professor
AB*McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, University of CalgaryThe effects of Zoledronic acid on longitudinal local bone changes and the presence of bone marrow lesions (BMLs) following an ACL injury.
Jocelyn ThomasProf. Glen Hazlewood
MD, PhD, FRCPC
AB*University of CalgaryMoving towards the personalization of treatment choices in rheumatoid arthritis: Combining clinical modelling strategies to personalize risk estimates.
Joel Adebayo AdekanyeProf. Stephen Wilton
MD, MSc, FRCPC
AB*Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Cumming School of Medicine, University of CalgaryShared decision-making to improve uptake of and adherence with oral anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation: initial clinical evaluation of a web-based patient decision aid
Joy EzeugwaProf. Victor Emeka Ezeugwu
Postdoctoral Fellowship, PhD, MSc, BMR
AB*Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of AlbertaA Pilot, Pragmatic, Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating the Feasibility and Effects of a Whole-Day Approach to Optimize Movement-Related Behaviours after Stroke
Kostiantyn DmytriievProf. Michael Stickland
PhD
AB*University of AlbertaPulmonary vascular dysfunction and exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Qiming TanProf. Andrea Haqq
MD, MHS, FRCP(C), FAAP
AB*University of AlbertaProfiling of the gut microbiome in children with Prader-Willi Syndrome: a fiber intervention to target hyperphagia
Shaun I RanadaProf. Satish Ramnarayan Raj
MD, MSCI, FHRS, FRCPC
AB*University of CalgaryRole of CO2 on heart rate and symptoms in patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
Curtis LeclercProf. Robert Olson
MD, FRCPC, MSc
BC*BC Cancer - Prince George, University of British ColumbiaSIMPLIFY-SABR-COMET
Karina ThiessenProf. Christian Schütz
MD, PhD, MPH, FRCPC
BC*Institute of Mental Health, University of British ColumbiaEffects of Cannabis on Stress Response: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial
Kira Tosefsky**Prof. Silke Appel-Cresswell
MD, FRCPC
BCDjavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health , University of British ColumbiaMediterranean-Ketogenic Dietary Interventions in Parkinson's Disease: Safeguarding the Gut Microbiome
Marlena OrnowskaDr. Steven Reynolds
MD, FRCPC
BC*Simon Fraser UniversityControl of Line Complications with KiteLock (CLiCK) in the Critical Care Unit
Olivia FergusonProf. Jordan Ali Guenette
PhD
BC*University of British ColumbiaThe effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on exercise tolerance in patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease
Sarah HanstockProf. Dirk Lange
PhD
BC*Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), University of British ColumbiaTributyrin treatment and prophylaxis of recurrent calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis
Simran GillProf. Christine Voss
PhD
BC*University of British Columbia Okanagan CampusActive Steps: Feasibility of a virtual intervention to promote active lifestyles in children with type 1 diabetes
Timo TolppaProf. Srinivas Murthy
MD CM, MHsc, FRCPC
BC*University of British ColumbiaPatient- and family-centered approaches to informed consent in pragmatic critical care trials
Hamidreza BarzegarpoorProf. Michelle Elizabeth Ploughman
PT, PhD
NL*Memorial University of NewfoundlandCreating and testing innovative rehabilitation treatments to improve sustained attention and feelings of mental fatigue in MS
Ben LiProf. Mohammed Al-Omran
MD, MSc, FRCSC
ONSt. Michael's Hospital, University of TorontoApplying machine learning to the BEST-CLI trial to develop prediction models for outcomes following revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia
Elena Kum**Prof. Imran Satia
M.A, MB, BChir (cantab), MRCP, PhD
ONMcMaster UniversityCentral and peripheral antagonism for the treatment of refractory or unexplained chronic cough: a proof-of-concept, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Ilya DemchenkoProf. Venkat Bhat
MD,MSc, FRCPC, DABPN
ONSt. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, University of TorontoEvaluation of feasibility, tolerability, safety, and therapeutic potential of temporal interference stimulation of the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex in major depressive disorder
Julia ShawProf. Monica Taljaard
PhD
ONOttawa Hospital Research Institute, University of OttawaMethodological issues in the design and analysis of longitudinal cluster randomized trials
Michael WangProf. David Conen
MD, MPH
ONPopulation Health Research Institute, McMaster UniversityContinuous electrocardiographic monitoring for the detection of perioperative atrial fibrillation after noncardiac surgery
Sarah RaeProf. Catherine Birken
MD, MSc, FRCPC
ONThe Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University of TorontoParenting Addressing Early Years Intervention with Coaching Visits in Toronto (PARENT)
Taylor Kain**Dr. Bryan Alexander Coburn
MD, PhD, FRCPC
ONUniversity Health Network, University of TorontoBiologically guided precision medicine within the PRACTICAL platform trial to improve outcome in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure
Tina KabirProf. Laurie Zawertailo
PhD
ONINTREPID Lab (formerly Nicotine Dependence Service), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of TorontoCoordinating smoking cessation treatment with menstrual cycle phase to improve quit outcomes: a randomized controlled trial
Yvonne LeeDr. Brian Feldman
MD, MSc, FRCPC
ONPeter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, University of TorontoIncreasing Exercise Capacity to Improve Quality of Life in Children with Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases
Asmaa HousniProf. Anne-Sophie Brazeau
BSc PhD PDF
QC*School of Human Nutrition, McGill UniversityAssessing Adherence and Satisfaction with Carbohydrate Counting using a Novel Mobile App Designed With and For Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: A Proof-of-Concept Study.
Jade MaillouProf. Bertrand Routy
MD, PhD
QC*Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), University of MontrealImpact of polyphenol castalagin on the gut microbiome in the response to immunotherapies
Rozarina Md Yusof HowtonProf. Abhinav Sharma
D, PhD
QC*Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), McGill UniversityDelivering Evidence-Based Care Using Artificial Intelligence to Patients with Diabetes and CardioVascular Comorbidities: Validation in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

POST-DOCTORAL

Offered award: 2* x ($21,250)= $42,500 *where provincial co-funders offered matching amount.

AWARDEESUPERVISORPROVINCEINSTITUTIONSSTUDY TITLE
Alicia HilderleyProf. Adam Kirton
MD, MSc, FRCPC
AB*University of CalgaryStudy 1: Stimulation for Perinatal stroke: Optimizing Recovery Trajectories (SPORT); Study 2: Home-based Early Intensive Hemiparesis Therapy: Engaging Nurture (HEIGHTEN)
Denise JaworskyProf. Nadia Khan
MD, MSc
BC*East Kootenay Regional Hospital, University of British ColumbiaAddressing equity in clinical trials: development of a rural clinical trials research program
Nicholas James AinsworthProf. Angela Louise Russolillo
PhD, MSc
BC*Providence Health Care Research Institute, University of British ColumbiaInvestigating psychomotor response to L-DOPA challenge as a biomarker for clinical outcomes in late-life depression: a pilot feasibility trial
Tiev MillerProf. Andrei Krassioukov
MD, PhD
BCProvidence Health Care Research Institute, University of British ColumbiaUsing transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation to improve lower urinary tract and associated cardiovascular functions in individuals with spinal cord injury
Shakila MeshkatProf. Venkat Bhat
MD, MSc, FRCPC, DABPN
ONSt. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health TorontoPsilocybin-Assisted Massed Cognitive Processing Therapy for Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Open-label Trial
Yuan ZhongProf. Wei Xu
PhD
ONUniversity Health NetworkA Bayesian Approach to Evaluate the Efficacy of Brentuximab Vedotin without radiotherapy in Children and Adolescents with Hodgkin's Lymphoma: An Adaptive Non-inferiority Trial
Kevin MoncionProf. Marc Roig
PhD, MSc, Bsc
QC*McGill UniversityHIITing the Brain for Cerebrovascular Recovery After Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial

**NB: Non-cumulation rule for CIHR studentship applies.

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