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2022 Research Start-up Competition Awards Announced


MONTREAL, February 15, 2023 – In Fall 2022, CanVECTOR's Training, Mentoring, & Early Career Development platform held its 2022 Research Start-up Awards competition. The competition is intended to help trainees achieve their research objectives through project start-up funds for a research project or pilot work to strengthen their thrombosis research.

The Network is thrilled to announce that six trainees have been awarded Research Start-up Awards of up to $2,500 (CAD) for a total of $13,500 (CAD).

The following trainees /projects were awarded for this year’s competition:

  • Shaima Kaka, MD (University of Ottawa) – Multi-centre retrospective cohort study on the utility of D-Dimer in the exclusion of a diagnosis of proximal lower limb deep vein thrombosis in the anticoagulated population.
  • James Shih, MD (McGill University) – Impact of self-reported race on Villalta Scale scores and correlation with venousdisease specific quality of life: An exploratory analysis of the ATTRACT Trial.
  • Myanca Rodrigues, PhD Candidate (McMaster University) – Venous thromboembolism in opioid use disorders.
  • Nicole Morris, MSc Candidate (Queen's University) – Assessing the feasibility of a larger study to determine the safety and efficiency of the Adjust-Unlikely rule for diagnosing PE in the ED.
  • Vicky Mai, MD, MSc, PhD Candidate (University of Ottawa) – Assessing the feasibility to inform the development of a novel clinical and biomarker-driven definition of COPD exacerbation among hospitalized adults - thrombosis perspective.
  • Adam Suleman, MD (University of Toronto) – Assessing the risk of thrombosis in primary central nervous system lymphoma.

For a complete list of winners, previous  and current, please visit our trainee funded projects page.


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