Welcome to the Behavioural Medicine Lab Calgary

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Check out newly published work by Chelsea Moran of the Behavioural Medicine Lab!

Coroiu, A., Moran, C., Bergeron, C., Thombs, B. D., Geller, A. C., Kingsland, E., & Körner, A. (2019). Operationalization of Skin Self-Examination in Randomized Controlled Trials with Individuals at Increased Risk for Melanoma: A Systematic Review. Patient Education and Counseling.


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Congratulations Sydney Seidel!

The Behavioural Medicine Lab would like to congratulate Sydney on winning the Faculty of Arts Award ($1000) for her protocol poster entitled: “Phase II of the BE-EMPOWERED Study: A qualitative exploration of patients’ satisfaction with a mindfulness-based intervention for eating disorder symptoms before weight-loss surgery” at the University of Calgary Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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Welcome to the BehMed Lab 2019-2020 Honours Students!

The Behavioural Medicine lab is excited to welcome our two B.Sc. Psychology Honours students for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Mahrukh is investigating modifiable predictors of statin medication adherence among adults with cardiovascular diseases. She is utilizing the Information-Motivation-Behavioural (IMB) skills model.

Emily is conducting a systematic review looking at the ways exercise and physical activity adherence interventions have been measured in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the techniques used and adherence effectiveness. Thesis title: Exercise and Physical Activity Adherence Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease Patients.

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Check out new work lead by Tamara Williamson out of the Behavioural Medicine Lab!

Williamson, T. M., Rash, J. A., Campbell, T. S., & Mothersill, K. (2019, July 1). Ethical Considerations in Assessment and Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: Issues and Practice Implications for Clinical Health Psychologists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Read full article here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pro0000249

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Congratulations to Kirsti Toivonen!

Congratulations to Kirsti Toivonen for winning the Izaak Walton Killam Predoctoral Scholarship this year! We are all very proud of you Kirsti. The lab would also like to thank the Killam Trusts for supporting Kirsti’s important research in the Behavioural Medicine Lab.

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Congratulations Michelle Flynn – Msc!

The Behavioural Medicine Lab would like to congratulate Michelle Flynn on successfully defending her MSc. thesis today! Michelle’s thesis was titled: “Investigating the efficacy of intranasal oxytocin in reducing pain among women with chronic pelvic pain: A placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial.” Michelle is continuing on to the PhD. program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary starting the 2018-2019 academic year.

Congratulations on all of your hard work, Michelle! We wish you luck as you continue with your studies next year.

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Jenna Thomas Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation

The Behavioural Medicine Lab is thrilled to announce that Jenna Thomas successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled: “The intergenerational transmission of stress: Investigating mediators and moderators of the association between maternal adverse childhood experiences and child development” today! Jenna has accepted a residency placement at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, NS starting this September. Congratulations Jenna – we are so happy for you and wish you the best of luck in your next chapter!

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Behavioural Medicine Lab Takes Montreal!

This summer, the Behavioural Medicine Lab travelled to Montreal, QC to attend the Inaugural International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN) Summer School. The IBTN is committed to training researchers and promoting adoption of best-practices in development, optimization, and testing of behavioural interventions for chronic disease. Graduate students Kirsti Toivonen, Michelle Flynn, and Tamara Williamson attended the summer school as students, and lab director Dr. Tavis Campbell served on the faculty, along with world-renowned experts in behavioral trial design and execution.

IBTN Summer School Closing Dinner

Kirsti, Michelle, and Tamara also had the opportunity to present original research protocols during the IBTN 2018 Conference.

Kirsti, Tamara, and Michelle at the IBTN poster sessions

Tamara Williamson presenting her research protocol for her MSc. thesis at the IBTN Conference

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Alberta SPOR Summer Institute in Patient-Oriented Research

Tamara represented the Behavioural Medicine Lab this Spring at the Alberta Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) SUPPORT Unit’s annual summer institute.

2017 SPOR Graduate Studentship Awardees at the SPOR summer institute

Tamara is a 2017 recipient of the Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship in patient-oriented research, and has been exploring the needs, perspectives, and preferences of patients with syncope (fainting). Specifically, through her work with the Community Alternatives for Syncope Management to the Emergency Room (CASMER) team, supported by the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), Tamara and the team are interested in patients’ reasons for accessing (or not) emergency medical assistance when they faint.

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