Surpassing the PhD
The WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a new program that supports outstanding researchers seeking to continue their training—under the supervision of WCHRI academic members—and further their career goals in children’s and women’s health research at the University of Alberta.
These postdoctoral fellows are conducting meaningful research that will make a difference to women and children today and for future generations. The research supported this year looks at cerebral palsy, cardiorespiratory development, knowledge transition in child health, preeclampsia, as well as a study by Victoria Meah on blood pressure control in pregnancies.
“The WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowship will allow me to investigate tools that may allow the early prediction of high blood pressure in pregnancy, and lead to better diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for both mom and baby,” says Meah, one of the inaugural recipients of this award.
Congratulations to all the 2018 WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients:
- Babak Afsharipour—Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Biomedical Engineering—Funded by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Vivian Biancardi—Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Physiology—Funded by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Rachel Flynn—Faculty of Nursing—Funded by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Victoria Meah—Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation—Funded by supporters of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women
- Tamara Saez—Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology—Funded by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and supporters of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women
Postdoctoral Fellows (from left to right): Vivian Biancardi, Tamara Saez, Babak Afsharipour, Rachel Flynn, Victoria Meah