Biography

Dr. Amy Kirkham is a CIHR Banting, AIHS, and Susan G. Komen-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and the Principal Investigator of the CREATE (Caloric Restriction and Exercise for prevention of Anthracycline Treatment Effects) study at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include cardio-oncology (effects of cancer therapies on cardiovascular function) and the role of exercise and diet in mitigating cardiovascular and other toxicities in oncology and non-oncology populations.

Positions

  • 20202016

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Engineering, Advanced Imaging for Cardio-Oncology

    University of Alberta

Education

  • Ph.D. 2016

    Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science, Cardiovascular and Exercise Oncology

    University of British Columbia

  • M.Sc 2010

    M.Sc in Human Kinetics, Clinical Exercise Prescription and Physiology

    University of British Columbia

  • B.Sc 2008

    B.Sc. with Honours, Kinesiology

    York University

  • Athletic Therapy Certificate 2007

    Athletic Therapy Certificate

    York University

Fellowship Awards

  • 2019-2021
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research Banting Fellowship
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    • 2017-2020
      Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship
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    • 2016-2019
      Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • 2016-2019
      Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions Clinician Fellowship
    • 2010-2011, 2012-2014
      Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Award
    • 2010-2011, 2012-2015
      University of British Columbia - Four Year Doctoral Fellowship
    • 2009-2010
      Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's Award
    • 2009-2010
      Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research - Junior Graduate Studentship

    Other Awards

    • 2019
      Best Clinical Research Poster, Cardiac Sciences Research Day, University of Alberta
      • 2019
        Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR) Travel Award
        • 2017
          Semi-Finalist, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Challenge for Early Career Researchers
          • 2016
            Mary Adele Norman Postgraduate Award in Medical Research
          • 2014
            Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement
            Used to study cardiac mechanics with Professor Rob Shave at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales.
          • 2014
            Urban Poling Activator Award
          • 2013
            Canadian Cancer Society Travel Award
          • 2013
            American College of Sports Medicine Foundation - Doctoral Student Research Grant
          • 2013
            American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting Cancer Interest Group Karen Hornbostel Memorial Trainee Award
          • 2010
            University of British Columbia Faculty of Education - Graduate Student Research Grant
          • 2008
            University of British Columbia Faculty of Education Award