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SPPH students receive CIHR Banting and Best Canada Graduate Scholarships

Aug 28, 2013 |

Congratulations to MSc students Kimberly Burrus, Jillian Gauld and Kirsten Marchand, as well as MPH student Innie Chen, who were awarded Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship awards from from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Incoming MPH student Molly Newman also won this scholarship award

The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a Master’s degree in a health related field at a Canadian institution. These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.

Kimberley Burrus won the award for her project, “Associations of Ethnicity, Social, and Behavioural Factors with Cancer Incidence and Mortality in BC Regions”. She will be supervised by Dr. Carolyn Gotay.

Innie Chen‘s project is entitled, “Healthcare Utilization for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women Undergoing Hysterectomy”. She will be supervised by Dr. KS Joseph.

Jillian Gauld will be supervised by Dr. Babak Pourbohloul on her project, “Modeling hospital intervention strategies for infectious disease control using novel contact networks”.

Kirsten Marchand‘s project is entitled, “Perceptions of innovative orally administered treatment for long-term opioid dependent participants in the SALOME clinical trial.” She will be supervised by Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes.

Molly Newman‘s project is entitled, “Descriptive Analysis of the effects of Anaemia on Stunting in Young Rwandan Children Aged 6-12 months.”