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2016 CFID Awards Competition Results Announced

CFID is pleased to announce the following award winners for 2016:

Dr. John M. Embil Mentorship Award

Dr. Caroline Quach MD, MSc, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Centre; Co-director, McGill University Health Centre Vaccine Study Centre.

Dr. Juan A. Embil Award for Infectious Disease Research

Trainee - Dr. Allison Mah, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia

Supervisor - Dr. David M. Patrick, Director, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

Publication - McKay R, Mah A, Law M, McGrail K, Patrick DM. 2016. Systematic review of factors associated with antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. doi:10.1128/AAC.00209-16, published online May 2, 2016. Download publication

AMMI Canada Medical Student Research Projects

"Variability in antibiotic use across Ontario acute care hospitals".  Read research proposal

  • Student - Charlie Tan, Med III, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University
  • Supervisor - Dr. Nick Daneman MD, MSc, FRCPC, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto

"Biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial activation in vertically HIV-1 infected children".  Read research proposal

  • Student - Jeremy Soo, Med I, University of Alberta School of Medicine
  • Supervisor - Dr. Michael Hawkes MD, PhD, FRCPC, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

CFID Summer Student Research Project

"Understanding poor vaccine responses: transcriptomics of vaccine failure".  Read research proposal

  • Student - Kathleen Miller, Year 3, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
  • Supervisor - Dr. Lisa Barrett, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, QE II Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University

2016 CFID Awards Competition

CFID is pleased to announce the following awards competition for 2016:

  • AMMI Canada Medical Student Research Award EnglishFrench
  • CFID Undergraduate Summer Research Awards EnglishFrench
  • Dr. Juan A. Embil Trainee Award for Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research: English French
  • Dr. John M. Embil Mentorship Award in Infectious Diseases: English;   French
  • CFID Safe Drinking Water Pilot Project Grant: English;   French

Fellow's Day Presentations - 2015 AMMI Canada Conference

  • Finding a Job that Makes Us Happy - Is it really that hard? (Dr. Alexander Wong, University of Saskatchewan) download
  • Mentoring in Medicine (Dr. Penny Barnes, Dalhousie University) download
  • Human Resource Management - the Good, the Bad, and the Awkward (Dr. Cheryl Main, McMaster University) download

ROAR Up to Kilimanjaro (2006)

Read about this hugely successful fund-raising event