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TA Excellence Award – Tayler Scory

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We are extremely happy to announce that Ms. Tayler Scory has been awarded a Department of Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Assistant Teaching Excellence Award for her work in the Winter 2016 term. All of her students in STAT 505 Time Series Analysis class nominated her for this prestigious award that recognizes her commitment to excellence […]

Dr. Darren Brenner – New Scientific Lead for Epi Research Unit

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Dr Darren Brenner has been appointed the new Scientific Lead for the Epidemiology Research Unit within the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research effective September 1, 2016. Dr Brenner has been a Research Scientist with our department since January 2015. It is in recognition of his leadership in the department and skills as a […]

CIHR Grant Awarded

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Congratulations to Dr. Karen Kopciuk, Dr. Paula Robson, Dr. Lorraine Shack, and Dr. John Spinelli on receiving a CIHR grant for their study, “Determinants of cancer stage at diagnosis”. When cancer is caught early, the treatments are easier and the cancer can often be removed and cured. This study wants to find out why some […]

Statistical Society of Canada Award

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Longlong Huang, a doctoral student in statistics at the University of Calgary who is supervised by Dr. Xuewen Lu and Dr. Karen A. Kopciuk was awarded Best Oral Student Research Presentation at the annual meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) meeting at Brock University last week. Her talk was entitled “A Group Bridge […]

Prestigious Honour for Dr. Christine Friedenreich

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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Christine Friedenreich as she has been chosen to be elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). “Fellows of the Academy are elected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advance academic health sciences.  Membership is considered one of […]

Congratulations Tayler Scory!

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Congratulations to Tayler Scory who has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate (Master’s) Scholarships in the amount of $7200. Tayler is in her first year of her MSc degree progam in statistics at the University of Calgary. She is supervised by Dr. Karen Kopciuk and co-supervised by Dr. Xuewen Lu. In her thesis, Tayler […]

Study shows almost half of cancers are preventable

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About 45 per cent of cancer cases in Alberta are linked to a handful of modifiable factors, according to new statistics from Alberta Health Services (AHS). While it’s no surprise that tobacco remains the leading cause, a significant number of cancer cases in Alberta are related to factors such as not being active enough, unhealthy […]

Living Library event at the Calgary Central Public Library

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“I was 18 when I was diagnosed with a Ewing’s sarcoma” – Cancer patient turned survivor, athlete, dad and doctor, Dr. Nigel Brockton Borrow a “living book” and learn more about living with cancer, surviving cancer, studying cancer, or being a caregiver.  A group of oncologists, researchers, educators, patients, survivors and family members, professors and […]

Oilfield PULSE: Why we Ride

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Everyone wants cancer cured yesterday, so what’s the hold up? Why, despite all this money, does it still cause so much suffering and rob us of our loved ones? What progress have we made? Well, the answer to that question is we have made incredible progress. To read more, please see pages 36-39 in the […]

Oilfield PULSE – One Aim

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What if this year you committed to something worthwhile, developed some new healthy habits, had great fun, and were supported by a diverse team of similarly-minded people? Does this sound too good to be true? This is not a pipe-dream. This happens when you register for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer and join the […]

BT Interview – Ride to Conquer Cancer

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The Ride to Conquer Cancer is changing the lives of participants and those affected by the disease. To view this Breakfast Television interview, please see: http://www.btcalgary.ca/videos/3975814116001/

Passion for Health – Dr. Nigel Brockton

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It’s never too late to make changes for the better; what moment will be your catalyst for change? Will you recognize and embrace it? “I was 18 when I was diagnosed with a Ewing’s sarcoma” – Cancer patient turned survivor, athlete, dad and doctor, Dr. Nigel Brockton To read more about how Dr. Brockton’s life […]

Congratulations to Jason (Jian-Yi) Xu and Thomas Speidel

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The Statistical Society of Canada has recently awarded the Associate Statistician (A.Stat.) designation to Jason Xu from the Tomorrow Project and the Professional Statistician (P.Stat.) designation to Thomas Speidel. Thomas worked with CEPR for nine years on a full-time basis and continues to work with us on a contract basis. The A.Stat. designation is awarded […]

Congratulations to Sierra Tamminen!

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It gives us great pleasure and pride to inform you that one of our summer student, Sierra Tamminen, has been accepted for medical school at the University of Calgary. Sierra has just completed her third year of her undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at Queen’s University where she was awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship at […]

Congratulations to Danny Lu, Statistics undergraduate student

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We are pleased to share this good news about our summer student, Danny Lu, who recently completed his B.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Calgary. Danny was one of two winners in the Undergraduate Poster competition at the Statistical Society of Canada Student Conference held in Toronto on May 24th. He received a certificate […]

Dr. Brockton’s One Aim Team Surpasses $1M Fundraising Mark!

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Dr. Nigel Brockton is passionate about his research, and also about raising money to support cancer research and prevention. He is an avid cyclist, and the founding member of the ‘One Aim Cycling Team’ which raises money each year in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, supporting the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The One Aim team […]

New name for PHR

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Cancer epidemiology and prevention research is being recognized as a pivotal component for cancer control activities worldwide and an opportunity now exists to make Alberta a centre for excellence in these areas. For the past three decades, cancer epidemiologic and prevention research has been undertaken in Alberta under the auspices of the former Alberta Cancer […]

Promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor – Dr. Nigel Brockton

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It gives us great pleasure to announce and congratulate Dr Nigel Brockton on his promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor effective July 1, 2014. Dr Brockton has been working with us for seven years now and has made significant contributions to the research activities in our Department in the areas of breast, colon and head and […]

National Honour for Dr. Christine Friedenreich!

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We are thrilled to announce that our Department Head, Dr. Christine Friedenreich, has recently been awarded the O. Harold Warwick Prize by the Canadian Cancer Society!! Every year, the Canadian Cancer Society gives out Awards for Excellence that honour exceptional men and women who have made a significant contribution to cancer research in Canada. The […]

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for Dr. Darren Brenner

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Congratulations to Dr. Darren Brenner who was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship Award by Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions in the 2013 competition! The AIHS supports highly competitive and internationally recognized training awards for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows in the area of health and translational research. There were 96 applications for its postdoctoral fellowships […]

Funding announcement for PHR!

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Population Health Research has been awarded a Foundational Infrastructure Grant from the Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF) entitled “Enhancing Capacity for Lifestyle and Cancer Epidemiology in Alberta”! This two-year grant for will be used to maintain and increase the capacity of our Data Support Unit, and to expand our Statistical Support Unit with another associate focused […]

Population Health Research is relocating in February 2014

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Due to the severe impact of the flooding in June 2013, the Population Health Research department was moved out of our previous location at the Holy Cross Centre. Effective February 24/14, Population Health Research will be operating out of the Richmond Road Diagnostic & Treatment Centre. Our new address is: 1820 Richmond Road SW Calgary, Alberta T2T- 5C7

Promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor – Dr. Karen Kopciuk

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Congratulations to Dr. Karen Kopciuk on her promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor in the Depts of Oncology and Statistics at the University of Calgary. This promotion recognizes Karen’s contributions to research, particularly in the areas of genetic epidemiology and ‘omics data, and her dedication as a teacher and mentor of graduate students, post-docs, Statistical Associates […]

Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People – Dr. Nigel Brockton

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We are pleased to congratulate Dr. Nigel Brockton for being recognized as one of ‘Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People’ profiled in the July issue of Alberta Venture (http://albertaventure.com/media-releases/33481-2/). Congratulations Nigel!