Highlighting the Accomplishments of CRRN's

Dr. Tetyana Kendzerska

I was supported by the Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN) fellowship award under supervision of Dr. Andrea Gershon from 2015-2017 for the project entitled “Modifiable effect of co-existence of obstructive airway diseases (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and obstructive sleep apnea): evidence from clinical and health administrative data”. Within this time frame I have published 14 manuscripts, 6 of them as a first author including high impact journals such as the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Highlighted Article distinction from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology) and the European Respiratory Journal (appeared with accompanying editorial). I have also published one editorial and one report. I have presented results of my research studies both as an oral and poster presentations on six international conferences including American Thoracic Society (ATS), four national conferences including the Canadian Respiratory Conference, and two local conferences. I’ve been also invited to participate twice in the Annual Canadian Thoracic Society Poster Competition and received the second runner-up in the Clinical Science Poster Category. Two of my abstracts have received abstract scholarship award from the ATS, and two presentations were supported by the CIHR – Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health travel awards. Further, I have secured four project grants as a PI, co-PI or co-investigator including Research Grant in Women’s Lung Health by Chest Foundation (as a PI) and Pettit Block Term Grant Fund by University of Toronto (as a co-PI). Finally, I have had unique opportunity to participate in CRRN Curriculum Committee and to be involved in organizing the CRRN trainee research network and CRRN/RENASCENT Annual Training Workshops.

Thus, this award provided me with a unique opportunity to transit from my PhD and clinical fellowship programs to the clinician scientist position at the University of Ottawa and to start developing my research network and research platform to build a foundation for my research career.



CRRN AGM 2019  

January 17th & 18th

Ottawa, Lord Elgin Hotel