Congratulations to Isabelle Colmers who received an ADI (Alberta Diabetes Institute) Studenship under the supervision of Jeff Johnson. Excellent work Izzy!

Congratulations to JM Gamble who successfully completed his PhD Candidacy Exam on Monday November 29, 2010.  Way to go JM!

Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Bresee and Saskia Vanderloo, two ACHORD trainees who convocated on Thursday, November 18, 2010.  Great work ladies!

Congratulations to Darren Lau on successfully completing his PhD Candidacy Exam on Monday, November 8, 2010.  Great job Darren!

November 13, 2010 at the Mayfield Inn

The Alberta Diabetes Foundation, in partnership with the Alberta Diabetes Institute and the Alberta Podiatry Association, invites you to the Think Healthy, Be Well: Managing Diabetes Today Symposium

• Jeffrey Johnson, PhD, Professor of Public Health and Canada Research Chair, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
• Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, FRPC, Professor and Chair for Cardiovascular Obesity Research and Management, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta; Scientific Director, Canadian Obesity Network.


For more information or to purchase your tickets, please visit or contact Angela Saveraux, Special Events Manager at 780.492.8702 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7:00 pm at the Royal Alberta Museum. This public event is sponsored by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH).  Café Scientifique is a chance for the public and health care providers to speak with clinicians and researchers to better understand the complex issues on self-monitoring. Dr. Jeff Johnson will be participating as a member of the scientific panel.  More information is available on this website.

Congratulations to Jeff Johnson, recipient of one of the six 2010-2011 Killam Professorships awarded by the Office of the Vice-President Research on behalf of the Killam Trusts Committee.  This award is in recognition of outstanding contributions to scholarship and the University community.  Well deserved award, congratulations Jeff!

Congratulations to Saskia Vanderloo on successfully defending her Master's thesis.  Saskia will be staying on with ACHORD as a Research Assistant.  Congratulations Saskia, we are glad you decided to stay on with us!

Allison Soprovich has recently joined the ACHORD Team as Project Coordinator with the ABCD Initiative.  Please join us in welcoming Allison to our group.

Congratulations goes to Lauren Bresee (nee Brown) on successfully defending her PhD dissertation on June 1, 2010.  Great work Dr. Bresee!

Please join us in welcoming Lisa Wozniak to the ACHORD Team.  Lisa will be working with the ABCD initiative as a Project Coordinator. We all look forward to working with you Lisa!

The 7th Annual ACHORD Retreat has come and gone, thank you to everyone that attended and participated in this event.

Please join us in welcoming Lisa Tjosvold, ACHORD Research Librarian, to our group.  Lisa started with us in January, we are happy she is part of our team!

Congratulations goes to JM Gamble for receiving the Best PhD Oral Presentation Award at the School of Public Health INSIGHTS Research Day.  Presentations and Awards are available at the following URL:


Congratulations to Saskia Vanderloo who was awarded the best poster prize at the Western Regional Training Centre for the Health Services Research Fall Institute 2009 in Vancouver.


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