Mentoring the next generation of researchers

An important focus of the CDIC model is to provide a supportive environment for students to learn and thrive.

Current Students

Ranveer Brar has a Bachelor of Science (Biopsychology) from the University of Winnipeg, and is pursuing a Master of Science from the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. He works as a Research Coordinator and Entry Level Statistician. His thesis project is focused on assessing long term outcomes for individuals attending a medical fitness facility. @_RanveerB

Katrina Cachero completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba in May 2017 and the Manitoba Partnership Dietetic Education Program in June 2018. Katrina is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Since Katrina is also practicing as a Registered Dietitian, she is passionate about weight management interventions. The main focus of her thesis is an evaluation of a weight loss program at the Wellness Institute. With the market being overwhelmed with weight loss products and services, there is a gap in evidence-based, professionally delivered clinical weight loss services in Canada. This evaluation will evaluate the weight loss program at the Wellness Institute to ensure the program is based upon the most current scientific literature and will provide data for future research applications.

Priscila Ferreira da Silva holds a BA (Hons) in Indigenous Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and she is currently pursuing a Masters in Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Priscila works with Dr. Clara Bohm as a research assistant in the Can-SOLVE CKD Network Triple I project, which aims to improve the experiences of hemodialysis patients in respect to accessing information, interacting with healthcare providers, and receiving individualized care. Priscila’s involvement with Triple I has led her to conduct an ethnographic study for a master’s thesis to identify the constellation of barriers and facilitators particularly influencing the wellbeing and quality of life of Indigenous patients on hemodialysis in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This proposed study also seeks to understand how the structural barriers Indigenous patients face are connected to a broader history of settler colonialism in Canada.

Silvia Leon has a medical degree from Rosario University in Colombia where she worked as an Emergency Department physician, as well as a graduate diploma in Clinical Epidemiology from McMaster University. She is pursuing her Master of Science, in the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba while she works as a Student Research Coordinator. Her current research is focused on pharmacoepidemiology including using administrative health databases. Her research aims to evaluate the impact of Angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor) prescription discontinuation after an episode of hyperkalemia in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. @silviajulianalm

Krista Rossum received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursing a Master of Science in Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She works as a Research Assistant for CDIC’s work with Can-SOLVE CKD. Her work helps to identify patient priorities and testing tools, strategies and models to improve the information dialysis patients receive, as well as to improve the interaction between patients and health care providers, and the individualization of care.

Research Division · Seven Oaks Chronic Disease Innovation Centre
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