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CanVECTOR Awards Two Fellowship and Three Studentship Awards in the 2020 Spring | Summer Research Training Awards Competition


MONTREAL, July 29, 2020 - The CanVECTOR Network has awarded two Fellowship and three Studentship awards to five trainees pursuing research training in thromboembolism at a Canadian centre for a total funding amount of $140,000.

The Research Training Awards are a bi-annual network award competition intended to provide financial support for highly qualified, promising trainees or fellows to allow them to pursue research training in venous thromboembolism (VTE) at a Canadian research training institution.

The following trainees /projects were awarded for the spring / summer competition:


  • Dr. Ilia Makedonov (University of Toronto) for the project titled: "Tinzaparin Lead-In to Prevent the Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (TILE) RCT & Management of High Bleeding Risk VTE Patients Without IVC Filter Placement." - $50,000.
  • Dr. Erica Kelly (Dalhousie University) for the project titled: "Tumor Thrombus: A Single-Centre Prospective Registry Study." - $50,000.


  • Dr. Camille Simard (McGill University) for the project titled: "Bleeding Complications in Women with Venous Thromboembolism During Pregnancy." - $10,000.
  • Mr. Joel Abraham (McMaster University) for the project titled: "The Role of Activated Platelets on Promoting Fibrinolysis in Venous Thromboembolism." - $20,000.
  • Mr. James Chessum (McMaster University) for the project titled: "The Role of Activated Thrombin Activatable Fibrinolysis Inhibitor (Tafia) on Thrombus Stability in a Murine Model of Venous Thromboembolism." - $10,000.

For a complete list of winners, previous and current, please visit the Training, Mentoring, & Early Career Development Platform page.

For more information about the Research Training Awards, please contact Jessie Micholuk – Network Manager of the Training, Mentoring, & Early Career Development Platform, by email:


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