DoM Success in CIHR Fall 2016 Project Competition

Congratulations to Dr. Claire Barber for receiving a CIHR 2-year Project award to improve quality of care for rheumatoid arthritis patients! Several DoM members from the division of Rheumatology are listed as co-investigators on Dr. Barber’s project: Drs. Cheryl Barnabe, Glen Hazlewood, Paul MacMullan, and Dianne Mosher.

  • Drs. Richard Leigh, Paul Beck, and Paul MacMullan are also listed as co-investigators on three separate successful CIHR Projects
  • Dr. Gil Kaplan received a one year Bridge grant

Read more about successfully funded CIHR Projects with DoM involvement on our Research page!

Dr. David Campbell – CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award

Dr. David CampbellDr. Campbell was announced the recipient of this award for his article on “Financial Barriers and Adverse Clinical Outcomes Among Patients with Cardiovascular-Related Chronic Diseases: A Cohort Study”.
David Campbell (MD, PhD, MSc) is a resident physician in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Calgary and a clinician fellow supported by Alberta Innovates. He began his academic career by completing a Master of Science in Medical Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. For his thesis he studied the role of cultural competency models in Haitian-serving free clinics in South Florida. During his undergraduate medical training, Dr. Campbell developed a keen interest in Health Services and Policy Research – particularly research focused on minimizing health disparities and improving access to care for underserved populations. He decided to undertake doctoral training in this field and has done so concurrently with his post-graduate medical training. He recently completed both his core internal medicine residency as well as his PhD in Health Services Research at the University of Calgary. His recent research endeavours have centered around the notion of patient-perceived financial barriers and their impact on clinical and patient-reported outcomes, using a mixed methods approach. Dr. Campbell is co-leading a large pragmatic randomized trial of two separate interventions to minimize the prevalence and impact of financial barriers among Alberta seniors (the ACCESS trial).

Dr. Pietro Ravani – Cumming School of Medicine’s Enhanced Bridge Funding Program

Dr. Pietro RavaniDr. Pietro Ravani, currently a Full Professor with the Section of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine. In the recent Project Scheme Competition, he has qualified for the Cumming School of Medicine’s Enhanced Bridge Funding Program with his application “Gut-Derived Toxins in Kidney Failure: New Opportunities to Improve Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients” We take this opportunity to wish him good luck with his research.

Dr. Nairne Scott-Douglas – FMC Physician of the Year Award

Dr. Nairn Scott-DouglasCongratulations to Dr. Nairne Scott-Douglas who was announced the 2016 FMC Physician of the Year. This Award (previously Clinician of the Year) is presented annually by the FMC Medical Staff Association to recognize a physician for their outstanding commitment to the patients, staff and students of Foothills Medical Centre and to the community they serve.

Dr. Adam Bass – Undergraduate Medical Education Award

Dr. Adam BassDr. Adam J. Bass currently a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Section of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine is the proud recipient of the Undergraduate Medical Education Award for clinical, adjunct and research faculty. This award acknowledges his significant achievements in 2016 in the area of undergraduate medical education.
Acknowledgement of this achievement will take place during the Cumming School of Medicine’s annual awards dinner.