Past Research Grant Recipients


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Elizabeth Leung
PharmD, MSCI, BCPS, AQ-ID                                                                                              
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Leader, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto       


Real-world use of IL-6 inhibitors for treatment of COVID-19 during the Pandemic      

Facility:  St. Michael’s Hospital




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Kerry Wilbur BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD, MScPH, FCSHP

Associate Professor and Executive Director, Entry-to-Practice Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia

Social Network Analysis of Patient-Centered Pharmacist-Led Primary Care

Facility:  University of British Columbia




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Sherif Mahmoud

BSc (Pharm), PhD, FNCS
Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Alberta
Nimodipine Pharmacokinetic Variability and its Impact on Outcomes in Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Prospective Observational Study
Facility:  University of Alberta



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Marianna Leung
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health
Pre-transplant multidisciplinary assessment on medication adherence and transplant outcomes (PLATO)
Facility: St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Centre


David Williamson
Pharmacy Researcher, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal
Clinical Professor, Université de Montréal

Clinical outcomes and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics modeling of β-lactams in critically ill patients with sepsis: a feasibility study
Facility: Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal



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Theresa Schindel
Associate Clinical Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta
Exploring the role and experiences of hospital pharmacists who care for patients who seek medical assistance in dying
Facility: University of Alberta

Laura Murphy
Pharmacy Clinical Leader, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto
Examining the relationship amongst opioid subjective effects and pharmacokinetics of extended release opioids at shortened dosing intervals in patients with chronic pain: a randomized, blinded, n-of-1 case series feasibility study
Facility: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network



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Wasem Alsabbagh
Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo
Estimating the Proportion of Emergency Department Visits that may be Managed Appropriately by Pharmacists within Expanded Scope of Practice
Facility:  University of Waterloo

Lee Dupuis
Health Clinician Scientist, Department of Pharmacy and Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Transplant-Related Mortality in Children Receiving Dexamethasone for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting during Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Conditioning
Facility:  The Hospital for Sick Children

Sandra Pong
Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care Unit, The Hospital for Sick Children; MSc candidate, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research,
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Antibiotic Treatment Duration in Critically Ill Children with Bacteremia—A Multicentre Retrospective Cohort Study
Facility:  The Hospital for Sick Children

Shanna Trenaman
Interdisciplinary PhD Student, Department of Medicine and Geriatric Medicine Research, Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University; PBL Coordinator
College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University
Sex Based Analysis of Drug Use in Those with Dementia
Facility:  Dalhousie University




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Bradley J. Langford
Consultant Pharmacist, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Public Health Ontario
Antimicrobial Stewardship Implementation and Antibiotic Use in Ontario Hospitals
Facility: Public Health Ontario




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Mark Duffett
Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in Critically Ill Children:  A Multi-Centre Prospective Observational Study
Facility: Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation

Lisa McCarthy
Establishing and Evaluating the Feasibility of ACC-Link (Acute Care to Community Pharmacist Communication Link): A Program to Improve Medication Experiences at Health Care System Transitions
Facility: University Health Network

Scott Walker
The Development of a Stable Oral Liquid Temozolomide Formulation
Facility: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre




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Emily Black
Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategies in the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Systematic Review
Facility: Dalhousie University

Tammy Bungard
Patient-centred Care for Warfarin Management: A Pilot Study to Transition Care to High Risk Patients
Facility: University of Alberta Hospital

Sheryl Zelenitsky
Is the Recommended CefazolinProphylaxis Adequate in Cardiac Surgery?
Facility: College of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba




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Salmaan Kanji
Validation of a Pain Assessment Tool (CPOT) in Critically Ill Patients with Delirium
Facility: The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Jason Kielly
Rivaroxaban Versus Enoxaparin for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Elective Total Knee Replacement -- A Retrospective Cohort Study
Facility: Memorial University of Newfoundland

Miranda So
Evaluating the Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Prospective Audit-and-Feedback Intervention in Patients with Malignant Haematological Diseases
Facility: University Health Network




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Mark J. Makowsky
Development of a Self-Administered and Electronic Medical Record Screening Tool to Identify Primary Care Patients at Risk of Medication-Related Problems:  Reliability and Validity of Two Different Methods
Facility: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta




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Mark Duffett
Medication Decision Making in Critically Ill Children: A Survey of Canadian Pediatric Critical Care Clinicians
Facility: McMaster University
Paper or Abstract: Making Decisions About Medications in Critically Ill Children: A Survey of Canadian Pediatric Critical Care Clinicians

Mary Ensom
Stability of Propranolol in Extemporaneously Compounded Suspensions:  New Formulations for an Old Drug
Facility: University of British Columbia
Paper or Abstract: Stability of Propranolol in Extemporaneously Compounded Suspensions

Christine Hughes
Cardiovascular Risk Awareness in HIV-Infected Patients
Facility: University of Alberta

Nese Yuksel
Beliefs and Current Practices of Pharmacists with Osteoporosis Treatment in Patients with Renal Failure
Facility: University of Alberta




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Lisa Burry
Daily Sedation Interruption Versus No Daily Sedation Interruption for Critically-Ill Adult Patients Requiring Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: A Systematic Review
Facility: Mount Sinai Hospital
Paper or Abstract: Daily sedation interruption versus no daily sedation interruption for critically ill adult patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (Review)

Barbara Farrell
Content Analysis of a Primary Care Pharmacy Specialty Network Listserv Archive
Facility: Élisabeth-Bruyère Research Institute
Paper or Abstract: Learning and Networking: Utilization of a Primary Care Listserv by Pharmacists




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Curtis Harder
Use of Lactobarcillus Acidophilus/Rhamnosus Complex for the Prevention of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Elderly Hospitalized Patients
Facility: Victoria general Hospital

Dawn Dalen  
Intravenous Cefazolin Plus Oral Probenecid vs. Oral Cephelaxin for theTreatment of Cellulitis: A Randomized ControlledTrial
Facility: Kelowna General Hospital
Marc Perreault
National Survey of Critical Care Pharmacists’ Views and Involvement in Clinical Research
Facility: Montreal General Hospital
Paper or Abstract: Canadian Survey of Critical Care Pharmacists' Views and Involvement in Clinical Research



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Bernadette Chevalier 
Clinical benefits and economic impact of a surgical pharmacist.

Study Center: Victoria General, Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, NS
Novice Researcher: Yes




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Salmaan Kanji
Physical compatibility of drug infusions used in Canadian intensive care units.

Connie Harris 
Vitamin D supplementation in breastfed infants: Do video counseling and starter samples improve compliance?




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Janice Irvine-Meek
Development and testing of a comprehensive geriatric self-medication assessment tool.

Régis Vaillancourt
Thiamine deficiency in pediatric patients receiving long-term furosemide therapy.



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Mario de Lemos
Evaluation of Creatinine-Based Formulas in Estimating Renal Function and Cancer Drug Dosing

L. Lee Dupuis
The development of an oral liquid aprepitant formulation.

Christine Hughes
The safety and effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy in pregnancy.

Andrea Kent
Medication reconciliation by a pharmacist in the emergency department:
A pilot project.

Bao Thuy Nguyen
Essai clinique bi-centrique rondomisé en double aveugle comparant la méthatdone et la morphine par voie entérale pour la prévention du syndrome de sevrage aux opiacés a l’unité des soins intensifs pédiatriques.




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Mario de Lemos
Renal Safety of 1-Hour Infusion Rate of Pamidronate for Breast Cancer and Multiple Myeloma: A Comparison Between Clinical Trials and a Population-Based Database.

Neil MacKinnon & Roland Genge
Patient and Health Professional Perceptions of Medication Errors: Identifying Contributing Factors and Solution.

Tejal Patel
Impact of a Collaborative Care Model in a Medication Optimisation Clinic: A Randomized, Standard-Care Controlled Prospective Study.

Stephen Shalansky
Interpreting British Columbia’s Prescription Database for Clinical and Research Applications: Agreement Between Pharmanet and Best Assessment Methods.




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Stacey MacAulay
Partnering with Patients to Achieve Optimal Pharmacotherapy.

Fawziah Marra
Development of a Quality of Life Instrument for Patients Living with Tuberculosis - Focus Groups.

Di Wang
Transfer of Information between Hospital and Community Pharmacists and Physicians: A Seamless Care Pilot Study.




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Barbara Farrell
Measurement the effect of discontinuing baclofen and dantrolene therapy in long-term institutionalized patients with spasticity.

Debora Kwan/Christine Papoushek
Uncontrolled hypertension in patients with diabetes: determining barriers to optimal control.

Anita Lo
A prospective randomized trial of using ketamine plus morphine PCA versus morphine PCA alone in hysterectomy patients.




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Marissa Battistella
Susan Fryters
Jane de Lemos