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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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Congratulations to Josh Rash!

The entire Behavioural Medicine Lab extends a huge congratulations to Josh Rash who successfully defended his PhD. dissertation, titled: Towards the rapid assessment of pain expression: The Index of Facial Pain Expression (IFPE)!

Josh will be starting in his new role as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in September 2017.

 

 

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Tamara Williamson Wins Best Student Paper

Tamara Williamson took home the Health and Behavioural Medicine section of the CPA “Best Student Paper” award for her oral presentation at the Canadian Psychological Associations Annual convention in Toronto this year. Tamara was presenting the results of her independent research project, supervised by Dr. Tavis Campbell and Behavioural Medicine Lab alumni Codie Rouleau, titled:

“Bridging the Gap between Intention and Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation: An examination of the moderating role of perceived barriers and social support”.

Tamara will begin her Masters studies in Clinical Psychology this Fall 2017 with the lab.

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