Fellows 2017


Devesh Oberoi

Name Dr Devesh V Oberoi
Program Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Psychosocial Oncology, Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Supervisor Prof Linda Carlson
Research project title The MATCH Study: Mindfulness and Tai Chi for Cancer Health
Two sentences about their career goals. My goal is to intersect research in areas of optimal utilization of health services, and the development and implementation of psychosocial interventions in order to improve experiences of cancer care as well as and broad cancer survivorship outcomes.

Julie Deleemans

Name Julie Deleemans
Program PhD. in Medical Science (MDSC)
Supervisor Dr. Fiona Schulte
Research project title Pole Fitness: An Innovative Intervention to Enhance Quality of Life Among

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Two sentences about their career goals. Julie’s main area of research interest relates to psychosocial outcomes such as body-image, self-esteem, and quality of life, among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, with a particular focus on intervention development and implementation. As Julie is herself a cancer survivor, she is highly motivated and very passionate about her work, and through her research hopes to help other cancer patients and survivors navigate the cancer journey.

Tali Albinati

Name Tali Albinati
Program Masters of Science
Supervisor Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed
Research project title The Feasibility of a Physical Activity Program in Advanced Cancer Patients
Two sentences about their career goals. I’m excited to begin my MSc degree and have this opportunity to explore new research avenues. I aspire to ultimately pursue a career that speaks to both my interests in physical activity and patient-oriented research, through a combined MSc and MD Leaders in Medicine program.

Kirsti Toivonen


Name Kirsti Toivonen
Program PhD in Clinical Psychology
Supervisor Dr. Tavis Campbell
Research project title A randomized controlled trial of motivational enhancement to promote adherence to aromatase inhibitors in breast cancer patients
Two sentences about their career goals. My goal is to become an independent investigator in the field of behavioural medicine. I seek to develop a diverse skill-set in trial design, methodology, and statistics to dedicate to a research program that will improve the well-being of those with chronic illness.

Liam Kronlund

 

Name  Liam Kronlund
Program  Master of Science
Supervisor  Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed
Research project title  Addressing Key Stakeholders to Assess the Reach of a Community-Based Paediatric Oncology Physical Activity Program
Two sentences about their career goals. Upon completion of my MSc, I am hopeful to continue onto medical school. From there, my goal is to practice pediatric medicine in the field of oncology.

Colin Davey

Name  Colin Davey
Program Master of Kinesiology
Supervisor Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed
Research project title The feasibility of prehabilitation in cancer patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
Two sentences about their career goals.  Upon completion of my MKin, I hope to become a Certified Exercise Physiologist. I aspire to seek opportunities which will allow me to combine my passion for exercise and physical activity in a clinical setting.

David Langelier

Name  David Langelier
Program Masters of Kinesiology (Thesis Based)Postgraduate Medical Education – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Supervisor  Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed
Research project title Perceptions of Body Image & Masculinity in Men with Prostate Cancer: A Mixed Methods Study.
Two sentences about their career goals. As a cancer physicist I will work everyday to improve the quality of life for my patients by addressing their unique physical, emotional, and social impairments brought about by cancer or its treatment. As a researcher, I hope to understand how exercise influences psychosocial domains of health and wellness in oncology patients, and how exercise prescription can be translated successfully to outpatient services.

Jena Shank

Name  Jena Shank
Program  MSc in Kinesiology
Supervisor Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed
Research project title Evaluation of Community-Based Physical Activity Programming for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Two sentences about their career goals. Upon completion of her MSc in Kinesiology, she plans to pursue medical school.  She decided to complete her MSc with a focus on pediatric oncology rehab because this has always been an area of interest to her.

 Adrijana D’Silva

Name Adrijana D’Silva
Program Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology
Supervisor Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed
Research project title Alberta Cancer Exercise Program for Lung Cancer Survivors
Two sentences about their career goals. Adrijana’s aspirations are to become a leading researcher in the field of cancer and exercise. She would also like to teach students and deliver education sessions to patients, their support persons, and healthcare provides.

 Brooke Russell

Name Brooke Russell
Program Clinical Psychology (MSc I)
Supervisor Dr. Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen & Dr. Fiona Schulte
Research project title Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Isolating Modifiable Targets to Improve Health-Related Quality of Life
Two sentences about their career goals. I am deeply interested in conducting meaningful patient-oriented scientific research that can improve the lives of children with cancer, and those who have survived childhood cancer. My long-term career goal is to pursue an academic position with a clinical appointment at a pediatric research hospital where I am able to combine research and clinical practice.

Dr. Rosemary Twomey

Name Dr. Rosemary Twomey
Program Post-Doctoral Fellow
Supervisor Dr. Guillaume Millet
Research project title Tailored Exercise Interventions to Reduce Fatigue in Cancer Survivors
Two sentences about their career goals. With a background in exercise physiology and neuromuscular fatigue, I hope to continue to conduct research in clinical populations where fatigue is a pathological (rather than transient) perceptual state. I am interested in behavioral interventions (particularly exercise) aimed at alleviating fatigue and improving quality of life in cancer populations.