CHAT Executive

With a goal to develop and enhance the opportunities for CHAT members to increase research capacity and career development, this Executive Committee will offer insights to the Training and Education Committee to strengthen initiatives for networking, multi-disciplinary collaborative relationships development, research facilitation and career development.

CHAT Members

Find out who has joined CHAT – CANet’s Highly Qualified Personnel Association for Trainees. You can search by Institution or by Alphabetical list of members.

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Carleton University

Nadia Farrag, MSc Candidate
Jieun Lee, MSc Candidate

Chinook Regional Hospital

Carmen Lohrenz, Registered Nurse
Teresa Ryan, Registered Nurse

Dalhousie University

Jessica Basta, Undergraduate

Foothills Medical Centre

Lori Ahearn, Nurse Clinician
Julie Barmby, Nurse Clinician
Michelle Biegler, Unit Manager
Harold Braun, Nurse Clinician
Laurie Burland, Nurse Clinician
Peggy Cassidy, Nurse Clinician
Vinny Cuu, Nurse Clinician
Reagan Davidson, Nurse Clinician
Sandra Dorey, Nurse Clinician
Petra Dorrestijn, Nurse Clinician
Angela Doucet, Nurse Clinician
Denise Durand, Nurse Clinician
Allana Fantin, Nurse Clinician
Karen Hillier, Nurse Clinician
Matt Jenson, Nurse Clinician
Debbie Keller, Nurse Clinician
Amel Mau, Nurse Clinician
Faye McCarthy, Nurse Clinician
Doreen Nickel, Nurse Clinician
Diane Schmidt, Manager
Jeff Tsai, Nurse Clinician
Gabriele Wetzel, Nurse Clinician
Brian Yuen, Nurse Clinician

Hamilton General Hospital

Ruth Chinchilla, Research Coordinator
Svetlana Stoyanova-Brennecke, Research Assistant

Hospital for Sick Children

Kirti Mittal, Post-Doctoral Fellow

Karolinska Institutet

Katherine Atkinson, PhD Candidate

London Health Sciences Centre

Patricia Burrows, Research Coordinator
Imane El Hajjaji, Clinical Fellow
Lynn Nyman, Research Coordinator
Donny Reis, Research Coordinator
Kiran Sidhu, Medicine – Resident
Rosanna Turner, Ethics and Regulatory Coordinator

Mazankowski Heart Institute

Xenia Cravetchi, Research Coordinator

McGill University

Jacqueline Joza, Assistant Professor
Rohit Mohindra, Clinical Fellow

McMaster University

Katherine Allan, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Theresa Aves, MSc Candidate
Juan Guzman, Assistant Professor
William McIntyre, Medicine – Resident
Kevin Um, Medicine – Undergraduate

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Karen Giddens, Project Manager

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Kirtana Arcot, Data Analyst
Hina Chaudry, Clinical Research Assistant
Sarah Gaudet, MSc Candidate
Soo-Min Kim, Clinical Research Coordinator
Connor Monk, Research Assistant
Muhammad Mukarram, Clinical Research Associate
John Alexander Viau, Medicine – Undergraduate

Providence Health Care

Janis McGladrey, Program Director

Queen Elizabeth II HSC

Ciorsti MacIntyre, Clinical Fellow

Queen's University

Javad Hashemi, Research Associate

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Himani Ferdinandis, Clinical Research Coordinator
Jacqueline Senych, Research Nurse/Coordinator

St. Michael's Hospital

Katie Dainty, Assistant Professor
Marta Gadacz, Research Coordinator
Steve Lin, Assistant Professor
Adaya Weissler-Snir, Clinical Fellow

St. Paul's Hospital

Takahisa Kawano, Clinical Fellow

Université de Sherbrooke

Frederic Dallaire, Assistant Professor

University of Alberta

Rochelle Bernier, MSc Candidate
Kai Homer, Medicine – Undergraduate

University of British Columbia

Melissa Bedford, Research Coordinator
Christopher Cheung, Medicine – Resident
Karen Gibbs, Project Manager
Nathaniel Hawkins, Assistant Professor
Takahisa Kawano, Clinical Research Fellow
Jae Yung Kwon, PhD Candidate
Michael Thai, Research and Finance Administrator

University of Calgary

Mohamed Ahmed, Clinical Fellow
Jesse Angihan, Registered Nurse
Derek Chew, Cardiology – Resident
Romita Choudhury, Research Lead
Jameson Dundas, Undergraduate
Nowell Fine, Assistant Professor
Sarah Fletcher, Undergraduate
Julio Garcia Flores, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Derya Kaya Ilhan, Research Assistant
Ali Kharazi, Clinical Fellow
Kenneth Kwong, Medicine – Undergraduate
Lucy Lei, Undergraduate
Jessica Ng, MSc Candidate
Zardasht Oqab, Clinical Fellow
Joyce Pineda, Research Nurse
Saman Rezazadeh, Clinical Fellow
Brett Shaw, Medicine – Undergraduate
Tatianna Skara, MSc Candidate
Samuel Wang, Clinical Fellow

University of Manitoba

Justin Cloutier, Medicine – Resident

University of Ottawa

Wael Alqarawi, Medicine – Resident
Olivia Cook, Medicine – Undergraduate
Shannon Kelly, PhD Candidate
Cameron Leafloor, Medicine – Undergraduate
Benjamin Rotstein, Assistant Professor
Kednapa Thavorn, Assistant Professor
Lawrence Yau, Medicine – Undergraduate

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Sonya Jancar, Project Manager
Brandon Lam, Student – Medicine
Wenbin Liang, Assistant Professor
Karen MacDonald, Clinical Trials Project Manager
Robert Miner, PhD Candidate
Daniel Ramirez, Medicine – Resident
Jennifer Reed, Assistant Professor
Patricia Theoret-Patrick, Project Manager

University of Toronto

Paul Angaran, Assistant Professor
Mena Gewarges, Medicine – Resident
Patrick Lindsay, Medicine – Resident
Nigel Tan, Medicine – Resident

Victoria Cardiac Arrhythmia Trials Inc.

Catherine Graves, Clinical Coordinator
Deborah Parfett, Research Coordinator

Western University

Bishoy Deif, Medicine – Resident
Stephen Duffett, Clinical Fellow
Daniel Gelman, PhD Candidate
Zahra Hosseini, PhD Candidate
Jiro Inoue, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Patricia Johnson, PhD Candidate
Jaimie Manlucu, Assistant Professor
Jason Roberts, Assistant Professor
Sarah Singh, PhD Candidate

Alphabetical listing

CHAT Member

Lori Ahearn Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Mohamed Ahmed Clinical Fellow University of Calgary
Katherine
Allan
Post-Doctoral Fellow

McMaster University
Wael Alqarawi Medicine –
Resident
University of Ottawa
Paul Angaran Assistant
Professor
University of Toronto
Jesse Angihan Registered Nurse University of Calgary
Kirtana Arcot Data Analyst Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Katherine Atkinson PhD Candidate Karolinska Institutet
Theresa Aves MSc Candidate McMaster University
Julie Barmby Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Jessica Basta Undergraduate Dalhousie University
Melissa
Bedford
Research Coordinator University of British Columbia
Rochelle
Bernier
MSc Candidate University of Alberta
Michelle
Biegler
Unit Manager Foothills Medical Centre
Harold Braun Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Laurie Burland Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Patricia
Burrows
Research Coordinator London Health Sciences Centre
Peggy Cassidy Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Hina Chaudry Clinical Research Assistant Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Christopher Cheung Medicine – Resident University of British Columbia
Derek Chew Cardiology –
Resident
University of Calgary
Ruth
Chinchilla
Research Coordinator Hamilton General Hospital
Romita Choudhury Research Lead University of Calgary
Justin Cloutier Medicine –
Resident
University of Manitoba
Olivia Cook Medicine –
Undergraduate
University of Ottawa
Xenia
Cravetchi
Research Coordinator Mazankowski Heart Institute
Vinny Cuu Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Katie Dainty Assistant
Professor
St. Michael’s Hospital
Frederic
Dallaire
Assistant
Professor
Université de Sherbrooke
Reagan Davidson Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Bishoy Deif Medicine –
Resident
Western University
Sandra Dorey Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Petra
Dorrestijn
Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Angela Doucet Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Stephen
Duffett
Clinical Fellow Western University
Jameson Dundas Undergraduate University of Calgary
Denise Durand Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Imane El Hajjaji Clinical Fellow London Health Sciences Centre
Allana Fantin Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Nadia Farrag MSc Candidate

Carleton University
Himani Ferdinandis Clinical Research Coordinator Royal Alexandra Hospital
Nowell Fine Assistant
Professor
University of Calgary
Sarah Fletcher Undergraduate University of Calgary
Julio Garcia Flores Post-Doctoral Fellow University of Calgary
Marta Gadacz Research Coordinator St. Michael’s Hospital
Sarah Gaudet MSc Candidate Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Daniel Gelman PhD Candidate Western University
Mena
Gewarges
Medicine –
Resident
University of Toronto
Karen Gibbs Project Manager University of British Columbia
Karen Giddens Project Manager Nova Scotia Health Authority
Catherine Graves Clinical Research Coordinator Victoria Cardiac Arrhythmia Trials Inc.
Juan Guzman Assistant
Professor
McMaster University
Javad Hashemi Research
Associate
Queen’s University
Nathaniel Hawkins Assistant
Professor
University of British Columbia
Karen Hillier Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Kai Homer Medicine – Undergraduate University of Alberta
Zahra Hosseini PhD Candidate Western University
Jiro Inoue Post-Doctoral Fellow Western University
Sonya Jancar Project Manager University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Matt Jenson Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Patricia
Johnson
PhD Candidate Western University
Jacqueline
Joza
Assistant
Professor
McGill University
Takahisa Kawano Clinical Fellow St. Paul’s Hospital
Derya Kaya Ilhan Research
Assistant
University of Calgary
Debbie Keller Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Shannon Kelly PhD Candidate University of Ottawa
Ali Kharazi Clinical Fellow University of Calgary
Soo-Min Kim Clinical Research Coordinator Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Jae Yung
Kwon
PhD Candidate

University of British Columbia
Kenneth
Kwong
Medicine –
Undergraduate
University of Calgary
Brandon Lam Medicine –
Undergraduate

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Cameron
Leafloor
Medicine – Undergraduate

University of Ottawa
Jieun Lee MSc Candidate Carleton University
Lucy Lei Undergraduate University of Calgary
Wenbin Liang Assistant
Professor
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Steve Lin Assistant
Professor
St. Michael’s Hospital
Patrick Lindsay Medicine –
Resident
University of Toronto
Carmen
Lohrenz
Registered Nurse Chinook Regional Hospital
Karen MacDonald Clinical Trials Project Manager University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ciorsti MacIntyre Clinical Fellow Queen Elizabeth II HSC
Jaimie
Manlucu
Assistant
Professor
Western University
Amel Mau Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Faye McCarthy Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Janis
McGladrey
Program Director Providence Health Care
William McIntyre Medicine –
Resident
McMaster University
Robert Miner PhD Candidate University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Kirti Mittal Post-Doctoral Fellow Hospital for Sick Children
Rohit
Mohindra
Clinical Fellow McGill University
Connor Monk Research
Assistant
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Muhammad Mukarram Clinical Research Associate Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Jesica Ng MSc Candidate University of Calgary
Doreen Nickel Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Lynn Nyman Research Coordinator London Health Sciences Centre
Zardasht Oqab Clinical Fellow University of Calgary
Deborah
Parfett
Research Coordinator Victoria Cardiac Arrhythmia Trials Inc.
Joyce Pineda Research Nurse University of Calgary
Daniel Ramirez Medicine –
Resident
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Jennifer Reed Assistant Professor University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Donny Reis Research Coordinator London Health Sciences Centre
Saman Rezazadeh Clinical Fellow University of Calgary
Jason Roberts Assistant
Professor
Western University
Benjamin Rotstein Assistant
Professor
University of Ottawa
Teresa Ryan Registered Nurse Chinook Regional Hospital
Diane Schmidt Manager Foothiills Medical Centre
Jacqueline Senych Research Nurse /Coordinator Royal Alexandra Hospital
Brett Shaw Medicine – Undergraduate University of Calgary
Kiran Sidhu Medicine –
Resident
London Health Sciences Centre
Sarah Singh PhD Candidate Western University
Tatianna Skara MSc Candidate University of Calgary
Svetlana Stoyanova-Brennecke Research
Assistant
Hamilton General Hospital
Nigel Tan Medicine –
Resident

University of Toronto
Michael Thai Research and Finance Administrator University of British Columbia
Kednapa Thavorn Assistant
Professor
University of Ottawa
Patricia
Theoret-Patrick
Project Manager University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Jeff Tsai Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Rosanna Turner Ethics and Regulatory Coordinator London Health Sciences Centre
Kevin Um Medicine –
Undergraduate

McMaster University
John Alexander Viau Medicine – Undergraduate Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Samuel Wang Clinical Fellow University of Calgary
Adaya
Weissler-Snir
Clinical Fellow St. Michael’s Hospital
Gabriele
Wetzel
Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre
Lawrence Yau Medicine –
Undergraduate
University of Ottawa
Brian Yuen Nurse Clinician Foothills Medical Centre

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