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  • Sally Miller, BSc Honours Cellular, Anatomical & Physiological Sciences

Supervisor:

Dr. Robin Urquhart

Program of Study:

MSc, Community Health and Epidemiology

Project Title:

Sociodemographics, clinical characteristics, and health care utilization in breast cancer patients using Cancer Patient Navigators (CPNs) in Nova Scotia

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2017
  • BHCRI Cancer Research Training Program Award (2017)
  • MSSU Student Award (2017)
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Award (2016)
  • NSERC Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Award (2014)
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2013)
  • UBC President’s Excellence Entrance Award (2011)

Career Aspirations:

Following her MSc program, Sally hopes to be involved in program evaluation and health care planning, ensuring that health care is delivered efficiently without sacrificing quality. She believes that the major problems facing the Canadian health care system today (lack of rural services, overcrowded emergency departments and hospitals, lack of family physicians, lack of coordination between specialist and primary care, etc) can be improved upon greatly by systems-level changes in resource allocation, rather than simply “training more doctors”. She may investigate these issues in a variety of possible settings, from the government sector, to hospital-level administration, to an academic institution. 

Location:

Dalhousie University

Publications:

A rodent model of cardiac donation after circulatory death and novel biomarkers of cardiac viability during ex vivo heart perfusion (2017). Transplantation. Kearns MJ, Miller S, Cheung A, Bashir J, Seidman MA, Boyd JH.

Statins reduce the burden of ambient particulate matter and inflammatory cells within the lung tissues of smokers with and without COPD (2017). European Respiratory Journal. Hiraiwa K, Miller S, Ngan DA, Vasilescu DM, Hackett TL, Kinose D, Cheng JC, van Eeden SF.

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