View the Department of Medicine section of the College of Medicine's Research Productivity Report (2015 - 2020).

Publications

JD Marciniuk, DW Cockcroft, BE Davis
Characterising the Early and Late Asthmatic Response in the Allergen Inhalation Challenge. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2021 Feb3:S1081-1206(21)00091-0 [online ahead of print]

R Taylor-Gjevre and B Nair
Higher Mortality Rates Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Saskatchewan, Canada, 2001 - 1019. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2021 Feb17.  https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-021-00476-w [online ahead of print]

 

J Dosman, M Fenton, R Skomro, S Kirychuk and N Koehncke
Prevalence of Insomnia in Two Saskatchewan First Nation Communities.
Clocks & Sleep 2021 Jan 28;3(1):98-114.

D Goodridge
The current practice of social work in pain management: a scoping review on chronic disease.
Social Work in Health Care. 2021 Jan 23:1-16 [Online ahead of print]

D Morgan
Palliative and end-of-life care for people living with dementia in rural areas: A scoping review. PLoS One. 2021 Jan 14;16(1):e0244976.

E Penz and CA Tyan
Development and Cost Analysis of a Lung Nodule Management Strategy Combining Artificial Intelligence and Lung Reporting and Data Systems for Baseline Lung Cancer Screening.
Journal of the American College of Radiology 2021 Jan 19:S1546-1440(20)31357-0. [Online ahead of print]

E Sy
Transport time and mortality in critically ill patients with severe traumatic brain injury. The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2021 Jan 12:1-25. [Online ahead of print] 

E Sy and S Zacharias
Esophageal Balloon-Directed Ventilator Management for Postpneumonectomy Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
Case Reports in Critical Care  2021 Jan 15;2021:6678080

J Tellez-Zenteno
Practice Guidelines for Canadian Neurophysiology Laboratories During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2021 Jan;48(1):25-30.

S Wardell
Cryoablation or Drug Therapy for Initial Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. New England Journal of Medicine. 2021 Jan 28;384(4):305-315.

D Goodridge
Medical Assistance in Dying in health sciences curricula: A qualitative exploratory study. Canadian Medical Education Journal. 2020 Dec 7;11(6):e79-89. 

K Holfeld
A case of milker's nodules in Saskatchewan, Canada.
SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 2020 Dec 27;8:2050313X20984118.

V Marcoux
A cluster-based analysis evaluating the impact of comorbidities in fibrotic interstitial lung disease. Respiratory Research. 2020 Dec 7;21(1):322.

S Peermohamed
A case of multifocal cutaneous alternariosis in a patient with hairy cell leukemia
JAMMI - Official Journal of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (utpjournals.press) Published online Dec 11, 2020.

B Prasad, and S Shah
Barriers to Peritoneal Dialysis in Saskatchewan Canada: Results From a Province-Wide Survey. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health & Disease. 2020 Dec 16;7:2054358120975545.

Alex Rajput 
Assessing the NOTCH2NLC GGC expansion in European patients with essential tremor.
Brain 2020 Dec 5;143(11):e89.

S Shah
An Environmental Scan and Evaluation of Home Dialysis Quality Indicators Currently Used in Canada.  Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2020 Dec 11;7:2054358120977391 [eCollection 2020]

E Sy
After-Hours/Nighttime Transfers Out of the Intensive Care Unit and Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 2020 Dec 28:885066620984410[Online ahead of print].

H Ward
Family Presence in Long-Term Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Call to Action for Policy, Practice, and Research. Canadian Geriatric Journal. 2020 Dec1;23(4):355-339.

Alexander Wong
Long-acting cabotegravir and rilpivirine dosed every 2 months in adults with HIV-1 infection (ATLAS-2M), 48-week results: a randomised, multicentre, open-label, phase 3b, non-inferiority study. Lancet. 2020 Dec 9 [online ahead of print].

D Cockcroft and B Davis
Direct and indirect bronchoprovocation tests in dose-response studies of inhaled corticosteroids: Past, present, and future directions.
Allergy 2020 Nov 13 [online ahead of print]

R Dyck and J Dosman
Risk factors, incidence, and prevalence of diabetes among rural farm and non-farm residents of Saskatchewan, Canada; a population-based longitudinal cohort study.  Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders. 2020 Nov 23;19(2):1563-1582. E collection 2020 Dec

D Goodridge, E Penz and J Lawson
The course of asthma: A population-based 10-year study examining asthma remission in children diagnosed with asthma in preschool.  Pediatric Pulmonology. 2020 Aug;55(8):1924-1935. 

H Haddad and J Shavadia
Antemortem diagnosis of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis in a patient with previously resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a case report.
European Heart Journal Case Rep. 2020 Aug 30;4(5):1-4.

G Hunter
EEG Attenuations in Adults: Clinical Correlates.  Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2020 Nov 13;1-10.  [Online ahead of print]

J Kappel and D Thomas
Management of Patients With Glomerulonephritis During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations From the Canadian Society of Nephrology COVID-19 Rapid Response Team. Canadian Journal of Health and Disease. 2020 Nov 26:7 [Online ahead of print]

A King
Perspectives of Saskatchewan researchers and community members on HIV-1 strains circulating in Saskatchewan.
AIDS. 2020 Nov 1;34(13):1987-1989. 

N Koehncke
A 7-min video training intervention improves worker short-term radiation safety behavior during small animal diagnostic radiography.  Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound. 2020 Nov 25 [online ahead of print]

D Marciniuk 
Normative cardiopulmonary exercise test responses at the ventilatory threshold in Canadian adults aged 40-80 years. Chest 2020 Nov 17 [Online ahead of print]

Alex Rajput
Exome-wide rare variant analysis in familial essential tremor. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 2020 Nov 24: 82;109-116. [Online ahead of print]

K Schellenberg
Canadian best practice recommendations for the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2020 Nov 16;192(46)C E1453-E1468.

S Wardell
Cryoablation or Drug Therapy for Initial Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.
New England Journal of Medicine. 2020 Nov 16 [online ahead of print]

Alexander Wong
Increased CD4 : CD8 ratio normalization with implementation of current ART management guidelines.  The journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2020 Nov 29 [online ahead of print]

R Asiniwasis
An atypical presentation of extensive centrofacial microcystic adnexal carcinoma responding to radiation: A case report and review of the literature. SAGE Open Meical Case Reports. 2020 Sept 26

P Dehghani
North American COVID-19 ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NACMI) registry: Rationale, design, and implications. American Heart Journal. 2020 Sept;227:11-18.

P Dehghani
Considerations for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic Perspectives from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Emerging Leader Mentorship (SCAI ELM) Members and Graduates. Catheterization and Cardiovasc Intervention. 2020 Sep 1;96(3):586-597.

J Gordon and JR Taylor-Gjevre
Clinical and associated inflammatory biomarker features predictive of short-term outcomes in non-systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2020 Sep 1;59(9):2402-2411.

H Haddad 
Canadian Real-World Experience of using Sacubitril/Valsartan in Patients with Heart failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction: Insight from the PARASAIL Study. CJC Open 2020 Sept (2)5,344-353.

J Kappel
Management of Outpatient Hemodialysis During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations from the Canadian Society of Nephrology COVID-19 Rapid Response Team. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease2020 Sep 11;7:2054358120938564.

A Lavoie and P Deghani
A Literature Review of Cannabis and Myocardial Infarction-What Clinicians May Not Be Aware Of. CJC Open. 2020 Sep 3;3(1):12-21

J Lawson
Divergent trend in the prevalence of asthma-lie symptoms and asthma in a developing country: three repeated surveys between 2002 and 2016. Allergologia et Immunopathologia (Madr). Sept-Oct 2020; 48(5) 475-483.

J Lawson
E-cigarette use among young adults in Poland: Prevalence and characteristics of e-cigarette users. Advances in Medical Sciences. 2020. Sept24;65(2):437-441.

R Mainra
A RAND-Modified Delphi on Key Indicators to Measure the Efficiency of Living Kidney Donor Candidate Evaluations. Clinical Journal of the Amercan Society of Nephrology. 2020 Sep 24:CJN.03780320.

V Marcoux 
Optimizing care for patients with interstitial lung disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, 2020 Sept 24.

V Marcoux
Practical Considerations for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Chest. 2020 Sep;158(3):1069-1078.

W Olszynski
Long-term effectiveness and safety of infliximab, golimumab and golimumab-IV in rheumatoid arthritis patients from a Canadian prospective observational registry. BMC Rheumatology. 2020 Sep 19;4:46.

E Penz and D Goodridge
Key Highlights of the Canadian Thoracic Society's Position Statement on the Optimization of COPD Management During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Chest. 2020 Sep;158(3):869-872.

B Prasad
Frailty and the Kidney Transplant Wait List: Protocol for a Multicenter Prospective Study. 
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2020 Aug 26;7:2054358120951390.

Alex Rajput
Clinical Conditions "Suggestive of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy"-Diagnostic Performance. Movement Disorders. 2020 Sep 11. 

Ali Rajput
Professor Oleh Hornykiewicz, MD (1926-2020): Remembering the Father of the Modern Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and the Man. Movement Disorders. 2020 Sep 28.

K Schellenberg
A Phase 2, Double-Blind, Randomized, Dose-Rangin Trial of Reldesemtiv in Patients with ALS.  
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Frontotemporal Degeneration. 2020 Sep 24:1-13.

A Shoker 
Case Studies of Clinical Hemodialysis Membranes: Influences of Membranes Morphology and Biocompatibility on Uremic Blood-Membrane Interactions and Inflammatory Biomarkers. Scientific Reports 2020. Sept 9; 10 (1-18).

A Shoker
A Case Study of Poly (aryl ether sulfone) Hemodialysis Membrane Interactions with Human Blood: Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Experimental Analyses. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 2020 Sep 8;197:105742. 

S Skinner
Wellness Wheel Mobile Outreach Clinic: A Community-Led Care Model Improving Access to Care in Indigenous Communities. Annals of Family Medicine. 2020 Sep;18(5):466.

A Wong
Hepatitis C virus infection characteristics and treatment outcomes in Canadian immigrants.
  BMC Public Health. 2020 Sept 3;20(1):1345.

Y Zhan 
Examining the impact of inducible ischemia on myocardial fibrosis and exercise capacity in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Scientific Reports. 2020 Sep 29;10(1):15977.

Y Zhan 
Natural History of Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation Quantified by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
  Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2020 Sep 15;76(11):1291-1301

Y Zhan
Risks of Incident Cardiovascular Disease Associated With Concomitant Elevations in Lipoprotein(a) and Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol-The Framingham Heart Study. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2020 Sep 15;9(18):e014711.

R Arendse
Long-term effectiveness and safety of infliximab, golimumab and ustekinumab in patients with psoriatic arthritis from a Canadian prospective observational registry. BMJ Open. 2020 Aug 13;10(8):e036245.

T Arnason
The role of Anaphase Promoting Complex activation, inhibition and substrates in cancer development and progression.  Aging (Albany NY). 2020 Aug 15;12(15):15818-15855.

A Carter, J Tellez-Zenteno
Art and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior. 2020 Aug 3;112:107344.  [Online ahead of print].

DW Cockcroft
Methacholine Challenge Testing in the Diagnosis of Asthma. Chest. 2020 Aug;158(2):433-434.

M Fenton  
An Expanded COVID-19 Telemedicine Intermediate Care Model Utilizing Repurposed Hotel Rooms.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2020 Aug 13. [Online ahead of print].

S Fowler  
Patients' perspectives on medication for inflammatory bowel disease: a mixed-method systematic review. European Journal of Gastroenteroly and Hepatology. 2020 Aug 7. [Online ahead of print].

D Goodridge and D Marciniuk 
Developing a program theory of patient engagement in patient-oriented research and the impacts on the health care system: protocol for a rapid realist review. CMAJ Open. 2020 Aug 31;8(3):E530-E534.

D Goodridge  
Evaluation of a medication safety and adherence program within a First Nations community in Saskatchewan, Canada. Journal of the American Pharmacist Association (2003). 2020 Aug 24:S1544-3191(20)30355-1 [Online ahead of print].

D Goodridge
Care Considerations in a Patient- and Family-Centered Medical Assistance in Dying Program.  Journal of Palliative Care. 2020 Aug 28:825859720951661. [Online ahead of print].

V Hoeppner
Health System Costs of Treating Latent Tuberculosis Infection With Four Months of Rifampin Versus Nine Months of Isoniazid in Different Settings. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2020 Aug 4;173(3):169-178. 

L Hernandez-Ronquillo, A Carter, J Tellez-Zenteno
The Concept of an Epilepsy Brain Bank. Frontiers in Neurology. 2020 Aug 20;11:833. 

S Kirychuk 
Operator and Potential Exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide: A Study of the British Columbia Dairy Industry. Journal of Agromedicine. 2020 Aug 1:1-8. [Online ahead of print].

A Lavoie
Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes Beyond the First Year: A Canadian Clinical Practice Survey. CJC Open. 2020 Aug 13:2(6):619-624. 

B Prasad
Feasibility Study of a Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating Renal Denervation as a Possible Treatment Option in Patients With Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2020 Aug 26;7:2054358120951390.

C Rueda-Clausen  
Obesity in adults: a clinical practice guideline.  Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2020 Aug 4;192(31):E875-E891.

S Shah and B Prasad 
Barriers to Home Hemodialysis across Saskatchewan, Canada - A cross-sectional survey of in-centre dialysis patients. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2020 August 10; [Online ahead of print]

S Skinner 
Molecular evidence for local acquisition of human alveolar echinococcosis in Saskatchewan, Canada.
The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2020 Aug 7:jiaa473. [Online ahead of print].

J Tellez-Zenteno
Practice guidelines for Canadian neurophysiology laboratories during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2020 Aug 19:1-25. [Online ahead of print].

P Dehghani
Deployment of a Covered Stent for Left Internal Mammary Perforation From Percutaneous Pacemaker Implantation. CJC Open. 2020 July 14;2(6):708-710. 

M Fenton
Development of Learning Curves for Bronchoscopy Results of a Multicentre Study of Pulmonary Trainees. Chest. 2020 Jul 2:S0012-3692(20)31840-7.

D Goodrdige, E Penz, D Cockcroft, J Lawson
Urban-rural differences in health care utilization and prescription filling for childhood asthma.  Annals of Allergies, Asthma, & Immunology 2020 Jul;125(1):107-109.

L Hernandez-Ronquillo and JF Tellez-Zenteno
Evaluation of wait times for assessment and epilepsy surgery according the geographic area of residence in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Seizure. 2020 Jul;79:80-85.

JE Kappel
Management of Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Suggestions From the Canadian Society of Nephrology COVID-19 Rapid Response Team. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2020 Jul 19;7:2054358120939354.

N Koehncke
High Risk? Indoor Cannabis Producers' Perceptions of Occupational Health and Safety. Journal of Agromedicine. 2020 Jul 31:1-13. 

MC Levin 
Antibodies to the RNA binding protein heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A1 contribute to neuronal cell loss in an animal model of multiple sclerosis. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 2020 Jul;528(10):1704-1724. 

MC Levin
Neuronal RNA-binding protein dysfunction in multiple sclerosis cortex. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 2020 Jul;7(7):1214-1224.

MC Levin
Treatment Optimization in Multiple Sclerosis: Canadian MS Working Group Recommendations.
The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2020 Jul;47(4):437-455.

D Marciniuk
Normative peak cardiopulmonary exercise test responses in Canadian adults aged ≥40 yearsCHEST 2020; Available online 14 July 2020.

D Morgan
Practitioner Experience With Mistreated Older Adults Who Have Dementia: Understanding Contextual Influences and Consequences. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2020 Jul 26:886260520943717. 

S Peermohamed, S Kogilwaimath and S Sanche
Five things to know about Neurosyphilis CMAJ 2020 July 8;192:e844.

B Prasad
Timing of Initiation of Renal-Replacement Therapy in Acute Kidney injury. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2020 Jul 16;383(3):240-251.

S Shah and B Nair 
Post-CaRMS match survey for fourth year medical students. Canadian Medical Education Journal. 2020 July 15(3):e101-e110; [online ahead of print]

K Schellenberg
Response to provincial governments' decisions regarding monitoring for adults with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2020 Jul 27:1-10.

A Shoker
Biocompatibility enhancement of hemodialysis membranes using a novel zwitterionic copolymer: Experimental, in situ synchrotron imaging, molecular docking, and clinical inflammatory biomarkers investigations.  Material Science and Engineering. C Materials for Biological Applications. 2020 Dec;117: Epub 2020 Jul 25.

R Skomro and M Fenton 
The relationship between attachment, treatment compliance and treatment outcomes in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2020 Jul 23;137:110196. 

Alexander Wong
Eliminating Structural Barriers: The Impact of Unrestricted Access on Hepatitis C Treatment Uptake Among People Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2020 Jul 11;71(2):363-371.

Research Faculty

The Department of Medicine includes a dynamic and active research community in Saskatoon and Regina, and many of our researchers are involved in collaborative projects with other departments. Residents, Masters and PhD students have the opportunity to learn from the best in clinical and lab settings.

Please check out the research interests of our faculty below. If you would like to add your research interests to this list, please fill out the Faculty Information Update and return to our research facilitator, Ozlem Sari at ozlem.sari@usask.ca.

Division

Faculty Member

Nature of Research

Supervises Students

Focus of Research

 

 

Key to Nature of Research

A – Biomedical   B – Clinical   C – Quality Assurance

D – Health Services   E – Social, Cultural, Environment and Population

 

Cardiology

Andrea Lavoie

A,B,C,D,

Residents - Regina

Interventional cardiology, antiplatelets, women's cardiac health, intravascular imaging, spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), congestive heart failure (CHF)

Cardiology

Colin Yeung

A,B,C,D,E, 

Residents -Regina

Cardiac rehabilitation, preventive cardiology, cardiovascular risk reduction, dyslipidemia, heart failure, exercise stress testing, quality improvement and health outcomes

CCHSA 

Roland Dyck

B, E

Masters

Indigenous people, Diabetes, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Intra- and Inter-generational consequences of diabetic pregnancies

CCHSA

Shelley Kirychuk

A,E

Masters
PhD

My primary area of research is occupational hygiene, that is, the study of exposures and health. My primary focus is respiratory exposures and health, particularly in rural and agricultural populations including agricultural workplaces and rural living exposures. My research is both bench based immunology and animal studies as well as population based exposure assessment studies.

CCHSA - Occupational Medicine

Niels Koehncke

A,E

Masters, Residents

I am a specialist in Occupational Medicine. My general interest is in occupational exposures and health outcomes. Currently my focus is on agricultural injuries and exposures as well as radiation protection and personal protective equipment use. I have previously done work in potash mining (analyzing spirometry). I also have interest in occupational noise exposure, aviation and aerospace medicine, and mental health in the workplace.

CCHSA

Joshua Lawson

B,D,E

Masters, PhD, Residents

My primary areas of interest are pediatric asthma and respiratory epidemiology but I am also interested in various aspects of child health, lung health, and rural health. The majority of my research program is focused on the urban-rural gradient and the reasons for geographic variation in childhood asthma.

CCHSA

Debra Morgan

D

PhD

Rural health services delivery for dementia; primary health care interventions to improve diagnosis & management of dementia in rural settings.

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Terra Arnason

A,B,C

No graduate studies positions available. Welcomes involvement with Resident research.

Biomedical bench research: multiple drug resistance cancer mechanisms, cell cycle check points, sensitizing chemotherapeutics, E3 APC ligase protein degradation.  QA research: Pre-FNA thyroid nodule assessment. Thyroid cancer practice guidelines. 

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Gundar Caspar-Bell

B,C

Residents

Thyroid, Pituitary, Diabetes

Gastroenterology

Tom Guzowski

E

Residents

Education research centered around teaching clinical ultrasound

General Internal Medicine 

Jarol Boan

A,B,C,D,E

Residents - Regina

Indigenous health, Quality indicators for patient care

General Internal Medicine

Alexandra King

B,D,E

Masters

My research focuses on Indigenous wellness, land- and culture-based healing, Indigenous research ethics, Indigenous people and HIV, HCV and co-infections, health systems and service transformation (peer navigation/ support, shared models of care). I work with Indigenous communities and relevant stakeholders to understand Indigenous people’s health and wellness needs and the structural changes required for improved Indigenous health outcomes. My research uses Indigenous philosophies including Two-eyed Seeing (bringing together Indigenous and Western worldviews or knowledges) and Ethical Space, which needs to be created when peoples with disparate worldviews are poised to engage with each other.

General Internal Medicine 

Michael Prystajecky

A,B,C,D

Residents 

Perioperative medicine, Interprofessional collaboration, Quality improvement

Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine 

Eric Sy

A,B,C,D

Masters Residents - Regina

1. Critical care medicine
2. Quality improvement and health outcomes research in Critical care medicine, examining discharge and transfer from Critical care
3. Acute respiratory distress syndrome and its management (mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
4. Acute-on-chronic liver failure, critically ill cirrhotics

Infectious Diseases

Shaqil Peermohamed

B,C,D,E

Residents

 

Antimicrobial stewardship, patient safety, quality improvement, implementation science

Infectious Disease

Alex Wong

B,C,D

Residents - Regina

My primary research interests include the epidemiology of and optimizing clinical outcomes for persons with HIV and viral hepatitis, including HBV and HCV. We work with heavily marginalized persons, including those who are incarcerated, those who use injection drugs, and those with concurrent addictions and mental health challenges. All of our work is focused towards achieving HIV and HCV elimination in the province of Saskatchewan, and Canada as a whole.

Nephrology 

Joanne Kappel

C,E

PhD

1. Indigenous patient education about kidney health and treatment options - focus groups and co-development of culturally appropriate educational tools.
2. Patient reported outcome measures in kidney health with the goal to develop interventions to improve symptom management.
3. Symptom and frailty assessment in hemodialysis patients longitudinally with the goal to develop interventions to improve frailty.

Nephrology

Rahul Mainra

B

 

Primarily research on kidney transplant patients for listed patients. Topics include education around transplantation and the role of CV screening.

Nephrology

Bhanu Prasad

B,C,D,E

Residents - Regina

Use of renal denervation in loin pain hematuria.
Bone health in CKD.
Home dialysis

Nephrology

Bonnie Richardson

B,C,D,E

Residents - Regina

Indigenous health, Nephrology, Quality Improvement

Nephrology 

Sachin Shah

B, C

Residents 

Dialysis

Nephrology

Rod Stryker

B,C,D,E

PhD

Clinical research in patients with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, and home based dialysis.

Nephrology

Davina Tai

C

Masters, PhD, Residents

Hemodialysis, CKD/ESRD, Vascular Access

Neurology

Brett Graham

B,C

Residents

Acute stroke, stroke prevention and acute stroke imaging. 

Neurology

Gary Hunter

B,C,D,E

Masters

Residents

Research interests include acute stroke treatment, neurocritical care and continuous EEG monitoring in ICU, epilepsy, and neuroprognostication after cardiac arrest. 

Neurology

Andrew Kirk

A,B,D,E

Masters, PhD, Residents

Cognitive neurology and rural dementia care.

Neurology

Michael Levin

A,B

Masters, PhD, Residents

The long-term goal of research in the Levin Lab is to better understand the cause of neurodegeneration, a salient feature and cause of permanent disability in progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. For more than 20 years, we have studied the function of the RNA binding protein heterogeneous nuclear ribonuclear protein A1 (hnRNP A1 -‘A1’), with a focus on ‘M9’. M9 is A1’s nucleocytoplasmic transport domain and is required for transport of A1 between the nucleus and cytoplasm. Our lab has discovered that MS patients make antibodies to M9 and the brains and lymphocytes of MS patients contain somatic DNA mutations within M9. Using a number of molecular, in vitro and in vivo techniques, our data indicate that DNA mutations within M9 and autoimmunity to M9 result in A1 dysfunction and subsequent neuronal and axonal degeneration. Using this model, we examine potential mechanisms of neurodegeneration in MS resulting from A1 dysfunction.

Neurology

Ilia Poliakov

B,C,E

Masters

My research interest revolve around clinical informatics and the use of data and technology in medicine. In regards to MS, this include real world effectiveness data and novel patient reported outcomes.

Neurology

Alex Rajput

A,B 

Masters, Residents

My main area of research is Parkinson's disease and other parkinsonian conditions, essential tremor, and dystonia. Collaborations with basic scientists for clinicopathological correlations has been a focus of the Saskatchewan Movement Disorders Program for many years. 

Neurology Ali H. Rajput A,B Residents Movement disorders-Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia etc. Clinical: brain autopsy, clinical trials, multiple collaborators around the world ranging from pathology biochemistry to molecular genetics based on our detailed clinical,videos and pathology data and brain specimens. It is widely recognized as the best program of this kind in the world.

Neurology

Kerri Schellenberg

A,B,C

Residents

Neuromuscular diseases with primary focus on Motor neuron disease such as ALS and Spinobulbar Muscular Atophy. 

Neurology 

Christopher Voll 

B

Residents 

Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Donald Cockcroft

A,B,C,D

Honours Physiology,  Masters, PhD, Residents

Asthma, and airway responsiveness
Bronchoprovocation with allergen methacholine etc.
Pharmacologic Rx of asthma.

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Beth Davis

B

Masters, PhD

Our lab focuses on asthma treatments, mechanisms and testing methodologies using bronchoprovocation techniques such as methacholine and allergen inhalation challenges.

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Mark Fenton 

A,B,C,D

Masters, Residents 

Sleep Medicine, Indigenous Health, Respiratory Health, Transplantation

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Donna Goodridge

B,C,D,E

Masters, PhD.

 

Health services improvement in advanced chronic illness, particularly COPD, using qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approaches; health literacy, aging, mindful self-compassion as an intervention for patients and caregivers.

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

John Gordon

A

Masters, PhD.

Use of regulatory dendritic cell for induction of tolerance in animal models of allergic and autoimmune disease, as well as with cells from individuals with allergies or autoimmune diseases. Characterization of the operative mechanisms and outcomes.

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Brian Graham

A,C

 

Development of international technical standards for spirometry and diffusing capacity. Development of normal reference values for pulmonary function tests. Translational research on implementation of standards for pulmonary function tests. Modelling of gas exchange in the lung.

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Vernon Hoeppner

A,B,C,E

Masters, PhD

Tuberculosis - reinfection, contact tracing, determinants of TB rates, epidemiology, determinants of TB transmission, risk factors for skin test positive people progressing to TB

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine 

Darcy Marciniuk 

A,B,C,D,E

Masters, PhD

COPD; Exercise phsyiology in health and disease, Knowledge transfer, Pulmonary rehabilitation

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Veronica Marcoux

B,C,E

Residents

Interstitial lung disease

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Erika Penz

B,C,D

Masters, PhD, Residents

General Respirology, COPD, Sarcoidosis, Health Economics

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Robert Skomro

A,B,D

Masters, PhD, Residents 

Sleep disorders, Sleep apnea, Patient care pathways, Knowledge translation

Respirology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Chung-Chun (Anderson) Tyan

A,B,C

Residents

Clinical research interests include lung cancer diagnostic and staging, minimal invasive airway intervention, pleural disease, mediastinal adenopathy, and bronchoscopy. Biomedical research interests include development and translation of bronchoscopic tools. Quality improvement interest include patient access to health care, procedure safety, and strategy for medical therapy adherence.

Rheumatology

Bindu Nair

B,C,D,E

Masters, PhD, Residents

My research interests include inflammatory arthritis, comorbidity, rheumatic disease epidemiology and health services research.

Rheumatology 

Wojciech Olszynski

A,B,C,D,E

Masters, PhD, Residents

Osteoporosis and arthritis studies, fibromyalgia

Rheumatology

Jodi Reis

A,B,C,D,E

Residents

Osteoporosis, Spondyloarthritis, Quality assurance, models of care, Inflammatory arthritis 

Rheumatology

Regina Taylor-Gjevre

B,C,D,E

Masters, PhD, Residents

Rheumatoid arthritis, comorbidities, epidemiology, health care service delivery

Research Resources

Research in the Department of Medicine is facilitated by a Research Committee headed by Dr. Josh Lawson and a research facilitator, Dr. Ozlem Sari

Ozlem Sari, PhD - Research Facilitator

Ozlem supports faculty by

  • Identifying research funding sources and opportunities
  • Assisting in application and proposal development, including advice in budgeting and project management,
  • Review and editing of funding applications or manuscripts for publication,
  • Identifying potential research collaborators and resources,
  • Helping junior researchers form appropriate mentoring relationships towards establishing a strong research career

If you have any research related questions, contact:

Ozlem Sari, PhD
Research Facilitator
Room 1230 Health Sciences E-Wing
306-966-6648

Ozlem Sari

Research Events

Dept. of Medicine Research Lunch & Learn Series

March 5, 2021 Noon - 1pm 
Scott Corley, Director of the Clinical Trial Support Unit

This is a WebEx only event. Contact Research Facilitator Ozlem Sari for access. 

 Research Lunch and Learns (RLLs) are needs-driven topical meetings with the goal of:

  • increasing understanding of each other’s research
  • building a strong research community, and
  • fostering learning and growth.