Research at the Department of Internal Medicine

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This page is an index to documentation we have that relates to research. Some pages will show up in multiple sections. For all pages related to research, see Category:Research.

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Department Research Interests

 Research Interest
Dr. Alexandra Ilnyckyj
  • Motility and Functional GI disorders
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Therapeutics of IBS
  • Quality assurance pertaining to GI motility
Dr. Allan Garland
  • Epidemiology and long-term outcomes of critical illness
  • Disparities in ICU access
  • Performance improvement, especially the relationships between clinical outcomes and ICU organization/structure
  • End-of-life care
  • Variation in medical practice
  • Statistical modelling methods
Dr. Andrew Halayko
  • lung pathobiology and treatment
Dr. Angela Desautels
  • epidemiology of sleep medicine
  • use of large administrative databases to conduct epidemiological studies within the field of Sleep Medicine
  • influence of chronic illness, medication use and general patient characteristics on sleep quality
  • influence of sleep disorders influence on general health and well-being
Dr. Ashish Shah
  • structural - congenital heart diseases interventions
  • hemodynamics - outcome evaluation in various cardiovascular diseases
Dr. Barret Rush
  • Big Data / Epidemiology
  • Sepsis
  • Mechanical Ventilation Outcomes
  • Palliative care
  • Health disparities / Indigenous Health Outcomes
  • End Stage Liver disease in the Critically Ill
  • Cardiac Arrest
Dr. Bojan Paunovic
  • PROSPECT - Probiotics to prevent severe pneumonia and endotracheal colonization trial
  • HALO - Heparin anticoagulation to improve outcomes in septic shock: The HALO international RCT.
Dr. Carol Hitchon
  • pathogenesis and prognostic indicators in rheumatic diseases, in particular early inflammatory arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus
Dr. Charles Bernstein
  • IBD and Capsule endoscopy
  • IBD epidemiology and outcomes research
  • IBD etiology research
  • optimizing disease diagnostics and prognosticators in IBD
  • clinical trials in IBD and IBS
  • Colorectal cancer screening approaches
Dr. Christine Peschken
  • rheumatic diseases in Indigenous people,
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
Dr. Clara Bohm
  • fully characterizing the benefits of activity promotion and exercise programming in individuals with chronic kidney disease and translating these findings into clinical practice to improve health outcomes
Dr. Clare Ramsey
  • clinical epidemiology of airway diseases
Dr. Claudio Rigatto
  • biomarkers and risk prediction in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and CKD
  • development of novel, point-of-care tests for early detection and risk prediction in CKD
Dr. Dana Moffatt
  • ERCP and therapeutic endoscopy
  • ERCP outcomes research
  • ERCP complication prevention research
  • gastrointestinal radiology/gastroenterology interface and endoscopy clinical trials
Dr. David Christiansen
  • pulmonary hypertension
Dr. Davinder Jassal
  • noninvasive cardiovascular imaging
Dr. Donald Duerksen
  • Nutrition
  • Celiac disease
  • Nutrition support and home enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • complications of TPN and enteral nutrition
Dr. Eberhard Renner
  • clinical and immunological aspects of liver transplantation.
Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy
  • pathogenesis and prognosis of early inflammatory arthritis
  • earliest evidence of RA onset in high risk First Nations family members of RA patients
  • research interests centre around the pathogenesis of rheumatoid synovitis
  • the mechanisms involved in the initiation of synovial inflammation
Dr. Harminder Singh
  • Clinical outcomes research
  • Colorectal cancer screening, prevention
  • wait times
  • endoscopy outcomes
  • sedation for colonoscopy
Dr. Ibrahim Abdelgadir< their research interest >
Dr. Isanne SchacterBone, Bariatric Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes
Dr. James Bras< their research interest >
Dr. Jeffrey Graham< their research interest >
Dr. John Ducas
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Interventional Cardiology
Dr. John Wilkins
  • the molecular basis of lymphoid cell polarization and movement
Dr. Kelly MacDonald
  • HIV Vaccine Development in the SIV Macaque Model using multi-low dose mucosal challenge, specifically to examine Herpesviruses such as Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) as lifelong reactivating vectors for HIV vaccine delivery.
Dr. Ken Kasper
  • HIV
  • Infectious Diseases
Dr. Kimberley Mulchey
  • home sleep diagnostics
  • treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
  • epidemiology of sleep related hypoventilation
Dr. Laura Targownik
  • GI bleeding outcomes research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology of proton pump inhibitor use
  • process of care issues regarding the management of gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Prevention of NSAID related gastrointestinal complications.
Dr. Leonard Minuk
  • clinical trials in oncology, hematology, bone marrow transplantation, and pediatric oncology
Dr. Liam O'Neil
  • the biological events that occur prior to the development of rheumatoid arthritis
  • novel biomarkers that will aid in diagnostic and disease classification, contribute to the understanding of disease pathogenesis, and ultimately improve the quality of life for patients
  • mechanism linking neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation and autoantibody responses in rheumatoid arthritis
Dr. Marcus Blouw
  • Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
  • Psychological impacts of critical illness
Dr. Michael Cantor
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Endoscopic ultrasound outcomes research
  • The role of endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of pancreatic cysts and gastrointestinal subepithelial lesions
Dr. Musawir Ahmed
  • lung transplant medicine
Dr. Navdeep Tangri
  • improving clinical decision making for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease
  • frailty, physical and cognitive function in advanced CKD
  • safety and efficacy of a new therapy for CKD
Dr. Pamela Katz
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Cardiovascular clinical trials in individuals with Diabetes
  • Diabetes and lipid disorders
Dr. Philip St. John• Epidemiology of Ageing

• Epidemiology of Functional Decline • Cohort Studies

• Ageing in rural areas
Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie
  • the influence of comorbid factors, such as other chronic diseases, health behaviours, and critical illness on a range of multiple sclerosis (MS)-related health outcomes
  • etiologic factors for MS
  • patient-reported outcomes
  • pediatric MS
Dr. Ryan Skrabek
  • Pain Management
  • Amputee Rehabilitation
Dr. Stephen Corne
  • Physiology of central and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Non-invasive ventilation in neuro-muscular diseases
Dr. Stephen WongViral Hepatitis, Fatty Liver, Medical Education

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