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Fall 2021 Research Training (Fellowship) Awards Announced


MONTREAL, January 28, 2022 – In Fall 2021, CanVECTOR's Training, Mentoring, and Early Career Development platform held its 2021 Research Training (Fellowship) Awards competition. Following an independent review process, the platform is pleased to announce that Dr. Tyler James, Western University, and Dr. Victoria David, McMaster University, have been awarded CanVECTOR Fellowship Awards in the Fall 2021 Research Training Awards competition.

Meet the Fellows:

Tyler James, MD

  • Institution: Western University
  • Award: CanVECTOR Fellowship Award
  • Supervisor: Dr. Philip Wells
  • Project Title: Using Point of Care Ultrasound to Rule out Deep Venous Thrombosis in Patients with "Unlikely" Pre-test Probability and a Positive D-dimer to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

Dr. Tyler James is currently in his last year of hematology residency with Western University and in the summer, he will begin an AFC Clinical Thrombosis Fellowship at the University of Ottawa. To support his fellowship, he has received the CanVECTOR Research Training (Fellowship) Award. While in Ottawa, his research will focus on integrating bedside point of care ultrasound into existing pretest probability diagnostic algorithms for deep vein thrombosis under the supervision of Dr. Philip Wells.

Dr. James has further academic interests in quality improvement and patient safety research specifically within cancer associated thrombosis that he hopes to establish throughout his career. In addition, he is excited to contribute actively during his fellowship to thrombosis teaching at both the resident and medical student levels.

Victoria David, MD

  • Institution: McMaster University 
  • Award: Clive Kearon CanVECTOR Fellowship Award*
  • Supervisor: Dr. Teresa Chan & Dr. Siraj Mithoowan
  • Project Title: Using High Fidelity Simulation of Thrombosis Medicine Cases to Understand the Competencies Required to Provide an Effective Consultation

Dr. Victoria David is currently appointed as a Clinical Scholar within the Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism at McMaster University while pursuing additional training with a focus on thrombosis medicine. She completed her Doctor of Medicine and internal medicine residency at the University of Calgary, and her hematology training at McMaster University. Dr. David hopes to practice as a clinician educator. She is currently pursuing a Master of Education in the Health Professions through Johns Hopkins University. 

 About the Clive Kearon CanVECTOR Fellowship Award

In memory of the late Dr. Clive Kearon, the Clive Kearon CanVECTOR Fellowship Award, established by CanVECTOR's Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) in 2020, is offered to the top-rated applicant in the Research Fellowship Awards competition on an annual basis. This consists of an additional $10,000 prize.

 Congratulations to the awardees and thanks to all who applied. The Network would also like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors. This competition would not be possible without the generous support of our partners, including in-kind fellowship funding support from The McMaster Department of Medicine in this competition.


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