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Spring 2023 Research Training Awards (Fellowships) Announced


MONTREAL, August 18, 2023 - The CanVECTOR Training, Mentoring, and Early Career Development platform, on behalf of both CanVECTOR and Thrombosis Canada, is pleased to announce that two trainees have been awarded Research Fellowship Awards - including the 2023 Thrombosis Canada-CanVECTOR Fellowship - in the Spring 2023 Research Training (Fellowships) Awards competition!

Divya Karsanji, MD, FRCPC, MSc, University of Ottawa, and Kwadwo Osei Bonsu, PhD, Memorial University, were each awarded $50,000 in salary funding support to support their VTE research training.

Fellows | Research

Divya Karsanji, MD, FRCPC, MSc,
 University of Ottawa

  • Project title: Early Outcomes after Hospitalization for Anticoagulant-Related Bleeding and Predictors of Restarting Oral Anticoagulants
  • Supervisors: Dr. Deborah Siegal; Dr.Aurélien Delluc
  • Funding: $50,000 CanVECTOR Fellowship

Dr. Divya Karsanji completed her hematology training and is now completing a subspecialty Thrombosis Medicine fellowship at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Karsanji’s research interests include chronic disease management in the context of thrombosis, including managing bleeding risk in patients requiring anticoagulation. 

Kwadwo Osei Bonsu, PhD, Memorial University

  • Project title: Validation of Venous Thromboembolism Diagnosis and its Epidemiology in Newfoundland and Labrador- A Retrospective Cohort Study
  • Supervisors: Dr. Stephanie Young; Dr. Rufaro Chitsike
  • Funding: $50,000 Thrombosis Canada-CanVECTOR Fellowship

Dr. Kwadwo Bonsu is a pharmacist and a clinical epidemiologist with keen interest in thrombosis research. He is currently a post doctoral fellow in thrombosis research at the School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Eastern Health Adult Thrombosis Service. He developed a strong interest in thrombosis research after his doctorate in clinical epidemiology and embarked on a post-doctoral fellowship program in thrombosis. He has expertise in research methodology including pharmacoepidemiology pertaining to analyses of large administrative databases. 

We are thrilled to support such high quality trainees conducting important and promising VTE research programs, and look forward to hearing about the progress of the funded projects. Thank you to all applicants in this competition.

Lastly, thank you to Thrombosis Canada for their ongoing partnership in funding the annual Thrombosis Canada-CanVECTOR Fellowship Award.
Dr. Miriam Kimpton and Dr. Sudeep Shivakumar
Training, Mentoring, & Early Career Development Platform, CanVECTOR



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