Improving Diabetes Care for First Nations

Click here to read the article in the latest AIHS e-newsletter on Dean Eurich and OKAKI’s project Reorganizing the Approach to Diabetes through the Application of Registries (RADAR).

Congratulations to Travis Featherstone on successfully completing his Master of Science oral exam.  Great work Travis!

Congratulations to Candace Necyk on being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Alberta.  Awesome news!

Congratulations to T. Ben Dubois on receiving an ADI Studentship (sponsored by ivari)!  Great work Ben!

Congratulations to Dean Eurich on his promotion to full Professor on July 1, 2016.  Quite an achievement, great work Professor Eurich!

Congratulations to Chris Chen on successfully completing his Masters Oral Exam.  Great work Chris!

Congratulations to Danielle Thiel on successfully completing her MSc final exam.  Fantastic work Danielle!

Congratulations to Dean Eurich, Jeff Johnson, and Me2 Majumdar on their successful application to the CIHR eHIPP competition. The grant will fund further research on Dean’s RADAR study which is also funded by The Lawson Foundation.  AIHS also contributed a portion of matching funds. For more on the eHIPP program, please click here.

Congratulations to Jessica Beatty who successfully completed her Master of Science oral exam.  Good work Jessica!

Dr. Dean Eurich is currently looking to recruit a Post Doctoral Fellow. Click here for more information on the position and how to apply.

Congratulations to Steve Johnson on receiving two MarCom Awards, click here for information on the project, click here for more on the one award, click here for information about the second award.

Congratulations to Hayford Avedzi on successfully completing his Ph.D. Candidacy Exam.  Good job Hayford!

Congratulations to Dr. Dean Eurich who is this year’s recipient of the Instructor of the Year – Large Class Award.  Dean received this as a result of the popular vote from his students in SPH 693.  Great job Dean!

Congratulations to Ahmed Abdelmoneim on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis.  Great work Ahmed!

Click here to read more on pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance study.

Congratulations to Jenelle Pederson who successfully obtained her MSc in Medicine.  Great work Jenelle!

Congratulations to Chris Chen on receiving a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship. Way to go, Chris!

Congratulations to Karly Achtymichuk on successfully completing her Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology oral exam. Great work Karly!

Click here for HEALTHe-news article on Dean Eurich’s research on pneumonia.

Click here for information on Scot Simpson’s latest study on how having pharmacists on primary care teams impacted people with type 2 diabetes with high blood pressure.

Click here to view a video regarding the ABCD Project.

Congratulations to Sandra Rees on being named the 2015 U of A School of Public Health Robert Wood Johnson Award winner.  This award is given to the MPH student that is most likely to make valuable contributions to health services management.  Sandra will be presented with this award at the National Health Leadership Conference in PEI in June.  Way to go Sandra!

Congratulations to Karly Achtymichuk on receiving an Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education Graduate Student Scholarship.  Excellent work Karly!

Please click here to view the presentation on the HEALD study. You will need to have access to Adobe Connect to view the webinar.

Please click here to view presentation on TeamCare results. You will need to have access to Adobe Connect to view the webinar.

Congratulations to University of Calgary ACHORD Trainee, Marni Armstrong, on successfully completing her PhD Oral Exam. Great work Dr. Armstrong!

Congratulations to University of Calgary ACHORD Trainee, Bushra Khokhar, on the successful completion of her Masters Oral Exam.  Good job Bushra!

Congratulations to Dean Eurich on being awarded a Canada Research Chair. Click here to read more on Dean’s recent accomplishment. Great work Dean!

Congratulations to Karly Achtymichuk on receiving a CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Graduate Studentship Award.  Great work Karly!

Congratulations to Jeff Johnson on being awarded one of the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Pharmacy and Nutrition’s Centennial Alumni of Influence.  Well deserved honour Jeff, congratulations!

Congratulations to Daniala Weir on successfully completing her Master of Science Oral Exam. Great work Daniala!

Congratulations to Nonsi Mathe who was invited to host a Symposium on Africa Nutition Matters at the 6th Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference in Accra, Ghana July 20-25, 2014.

Congratulations to Lindsey Warkentin for successfully defending her MSc thesis.  Great work Lindsey!

Congratulations to Darren Lau, Dean Eurch, Me2 Majumdar, Alan Katz, and Jeff Johnson on their recent publication and extensive media attention on “Working-age adults with diabetes experience greater susceptibility to seasonal influenza…”.  Click Here for Global Edmonton coverage and click here for CTV Winnipeg coverage.

Congratulations to Mu Lin, one of our biostatisticians, on the successful completion of his PhD Oral Exam.  Fantastic work Mu!

Congratulations to Gaetanne Murphy, MSc, Jongnam Hwang, PhD and Fatima Al Sayah, PhD, all of whom convocated on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Great work all of you!

Congratulations to Scot Simpson on his promotion to full Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Great work Scot!

Click here for more information on a study led by Dr. Dean Eurich involving inhaled corticosteroids and increased pneumonia risk.

Congratulations to Fatima Al Sayah on successfully defending her PhD Thesis!  Congratulations Dr. Al Sayah, great work!

Congratulations Daniala on all the awards you have recently received!  These include: AIHS Graduate Studentship, ADI Graduate Studentship, CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Graduate Studentship and the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship.  Click here to see an interview with Daniala.

Congratulations to Jongnam Hwang for successfully completing his oral PhD Exam.  Way to go Dr. Hwang!

Congratulations to Gaetanne Murphy on successfully defending her Masters Degree under the supervision of Dr. Dean Eurich. Great work Gaetanne!

Not only did Fatima Al Sayah recently receive one the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research 2013 Graduate Student Teaching Award for her work as a teaching assistant for Jeff Johnson, Al Sayah was also nominated for and received one of 20 FGSR Dissertation Fellowship Awards. Here is what she and Jeff Johnson had to say… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzcK6YBm4hU

Congratulations to Daniala Weir on receiving an AIHS Studentship Award AND the CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters Award 2013.  Fantastic job Daniala, congratulations!

Jeff Johnson was on Alberta Primetime recently talking about PharmaCare in Alberta. Click here to view the segment.

Congratulations to Ahmed Abdelmoneim for receiving a Graduate Student Teaching Award, the Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize, and the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, all awarded by the University of Alberta. Ahmed also received a scholarship from the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. Well done!

Congratulations to Hayford Avedzi on receiving a Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Bursary and a University of Alberta Bursary. Great work Hayford, keep it up!

Congratulations to Serena Humphries on her new position of Assistant Scientific Director with the Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition SCN for AHS. Serena will be working closely with Jeff Johnson and the rest of the leadership team for the ODN SCN to engage the academic community in Alberta, as well as external stakeholders, in our mandate.

Congratulations to Marni Armstrong on receiving an AIHS Graduate Studentship.  Way to go Marni!

Jeff Johnson is taking on a new role as scientific director of the Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) within Alberta Health Services. Click here for our newsletter or click here for video.

Congratulations to Robin Lau, recipient of the Canadian Diabetes Association/Diabetes Educator Section 2012 Brian Dufton Memorial Manuscript Award. Robin will be presented with this award at the CDA Meeting in Vancouver in October.

Congratulations to Isabelle Colmers winner of the Junior Best Award and Danny Huang winner of Junior Honorable Mention in the Mini Oral Presentations Category at the ADI Research Day held September 18, 2012.

Congratulations to Darren Lau for successfully defending his PhD Thesis on August 13.  Way to go Darren!

Congratulations to Isabelle Colmers on successfully defending her MSc thesis.  Great work Izzy!

Congratulations to Jongnam Hwang on receiving an Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI) Studentship!  This studentship is made possible by a donation from the G. Woodrow Wirtanen Family.  Great work Jongnam, keep it up!

Learn more about the link between depression and diabetes from Jeff Johnson’s interview on CTV News at http://bit.ly/Jq5tYd

Congratulations to Jeff Johnson on his Centennial Professor appointment.  The Centennial Professor designation is one of the most prestigious of awards at the University of Alberta.  It is awarded to academic members who have achieved outstanding distinction in research, teaching and community.  Great work Jeff!

Watch Jeff Johnson on CTV News describing details of our ongoing diabetes study!


For more information on this study or if you wish to participate, click here!

Congratulations to Jongnam Hwang on successfully completing his PhD Candidacy Exam on April 10, 2012.  Great work Jongnam!

Congratulations to Daniala Weir, recipient of an AIHS Summer Studentship.  Daniala is working under the supervision of Dr. Dean Eurich.  Way to go Daniala!

The 9th Annual ACHORD Retreat was held on March 8 & 9, 2012 at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta.  Thank you to all that attended and participated!

Congratulations to ACHORD Investigator Sumit Majumdar, awarded Endowed Research Chair in Patient Health Management at the University of Alberta http://bit.ly/zQe3dK.

Congratulations to JM Gamble on successfully defending his PhD on January 25, 2012.  Great work JM!

Congratulations to Fatima Al Sayah who successfully completed her PhD Candidacy Exam on Thursday, January 5, 2012.  Way to go Fatima!

Congratulations to Isabelle Colmers on being awarded the Best Master’s Oral Presentation at the School of Public Health Insights Day held on November 16, 2011.  Great work Izzy!

The Alberta Diabetes Atlas 2011 has just been released.  Please click here to be redirected to the ADSS Website where you can access the atlas and the individual chapters.

Congratulations to Calypse Agborsangaya and Isabelle Colmers who both received ADI Travel Awards to attend and present at the Canadian Diabetes Association Annual Meeting in Toronto, October 26-29, 2011.  Isabelle was also recipient of a PHS Travel Award.  Great work!

Please join us in welcoming Weiyu Qiu to ACHORD.  Weiyu recently joined ACHORD as a statistical analyst.  We look forward to working with you Weiyu!

The ADSS Interactive Website is now live, click here for link to website, click here for link to Express News article.

Congratulations to Fatima Al Sayah, who received an ADI Trainee Travel Award to present her research at the ADA meeting in San Diego June 24-28, 2011.

Congratulations to Jeff Johnson and Scot Simpson who were both awarded an Alberta Pharmacy Centennial Award of Distinction award.  Click here to learn more about the award.  Great work Jeff and Scot!

Congratulations to Bill Ghali and the APPROACH team who received one of the “Top Six Achievements in Canadian Health Research” awarded by CIHR and CMA.  Great work Bill and group!  Click here for link to story.

Congrats to JM Gamble! JM has been awarded a 1 year fellowship on pharmaceutical policy research through the PPRC – http://www.pharmaceuticalpolicy.ca/about-pprc

Welcome to Calypse Agborsangaya, ACHORD post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Jeff Johnson on diabetes and cancer and role of lifestyle.

Another ACHORD Retreat has come and gone, we were happy to welcome Professor Edwin Gale, outgoing Editor-in-Chief for Diabetologia, to our ACHORD Retreat in Banff.  Click here for the agenda.  Next year’s retreat will be held on March 8 & 9, 2012.

We also were successful in obtaining a Meeting, Planning and Dissemination grant through CIHR for The International Diabetes and Cancer Research Consortium meeting to be held in Banff, March 7-9; this meeting is jointly funded by CIHR, CDA, and EASD.

Great news from CIHR, ACHORD operating grant on diabetes and cancer was renewed!

Congratulations to Ahmed Abdelomoneim who received an ADI (Alberta Diabetes Institute) Studentship under the supervision of Scot Simpson and John Seubert. Well done Ahmed!

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

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES BY:
• 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.

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For more information or to purchase your tickets, please visit www.afdr.ab.ca/diabetes-symposium or contact Angela Saveraux, Special Events Manager at 780.492.8702 or angela@afdr.ab.ca.

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.
http://www.cadth.ca/cafe

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: http://www.publichealth.ualberta.ca/insights09_presentations.cfm.

 

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.