Aug. 21, 2017

We are pleased to announce the results of our April 2017 Training and Early Career Development (TECD) Programs competitions: Graduate Studentship and Clinician Researcher Training Stream.

The April 2017 competitions resulted in the approval of 17 graduate studentship, two MD-PhD studentship and five clinician fellowship awards.

We received a total of 285 submissions, which included 230 graduate studentship and 55 clinician researcher (eight MD-PhD studentship and 47 clinician fellowship) applications. Please see the list of successful clinician fellowship 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.

Link to:

April 2017 MD-PhD Studentship Results

April 2017 Graduate Studentship Results

April 2017 Clinician Fellowship

Awardee Supervisor
Institution Project Title
Beggs, MeganAlexander, R. ToddPhysiologyUniversity of AlbertaCalcium (re)absorption across intestinal and renal epithelia during postnatal development
Nguyen, HenryLittman , DanNew York UniversityMicrobiota derived bile acid metabolites and its role in augmenting host immune response in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Somayaji, RanjaniGoss, ChristopherUniversity of WashingtonExamining the association of hyperglycemia and airways infection in cystic fibrosis
Sparks, HollyBiernaskie, JeffUniversity of CalgaryInvestigating the use of cell-based therapies and bioengineering on wound healing and skin grafting
Zerna, CharlotteHill, MichaelClinical NeurosciencesUniversity of CalgaryPatient-reported outcomes and population-level impact of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke

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.

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For more information:
Carolina Koutras, PhD, Manager, Training & Early Career Development
(780) 306-1329