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Biography

Dr. Amy Kirkham is a CIHR and AIHS-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, exercise prescription for oncology, and translation of exercise oncology research into clinical and community practice.

Positions

  • 20192016

    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, Exercise Oncology

    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

  • 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

  • 2016
    University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine 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