Awards

Dr. Anshula Ambasta – CMO/CZMA Quality Improvement Initiative

Dr. Anshula Ambasta has been selected for funding by the Chief Medical Office (CMO)/Calgary Zone Medical Affairs Quality Improvement Initiative for submitting a proposal titled “Optimization of Laboratory Test Utilization on the Internal Medicine Service”. This is prestigious as this competition attracted 33 submissions.

Dr. Kerri Novak – CMO/CZMA Quality Improvement Initiative

Dr. Kerri Novak has been selected for funding by the Chief Medical Office (CMO)/Calgary Zone Medical Affairs Quality Improvement Initiative for submitting a proposal titled “Choosing Wisely: Improving the Appropriateness of use of Esophagogastroscopy in Young Healthy Patients with Dyspepsia”. This is prestigious as this competition attracted 33 submissions.

Drs. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc and Zahra Goodarzi – Hotchkiss/DOCN Pilot Research Fund Program

Drs. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc and Zahra Goodarzi have been selected for funding by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute/Department of Clinical Neurosciences Pilot Research Fund Program for submitting a proposal titled “Improving the detection of depression and anxiety for those experiencing dementia or PD”. The term of the award is May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018.

Dr. Amita Mahajan – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Award

Drs. Kara Nerenberg and Amita Mahajan

Drs. Kara Nerenberg (left) and Amita Mahajan (right).

Dr. Amita Mahajan, R2 Internal Medicine, recently received an award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to attend the “Hacking the Knowledge Gap initiative” in women’s heart health (co-sponsored by CIHR and Heart and the Stroke Foundation of Canada).  The award is intended to support trainees in the development of knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) skills through a two-day Hackathon event designed to foster creative problem solving around KTE challenges relevant to “Hacking Women’s Heart Health”.  Dr. Mahajan received this award to build upon the important research work she is leading in the area of management of hypertension in postpartum women in Calgary’s Emergency Departments under the supervision of Dr. Kara Nerenberg, for which she received second place award at the North American Society of Obstetric Medicine annual meeting in 2016.