Grant & Bursary Winner Updates

  • Shelley Spurr RN, MBA, PhD University Of Saskatchewan College of Nursing
    • Project: Caring For Kids Where They Live: Using Technology to Prevent Vision Loss in Northern Aboriginal Youth (2015-16)
Shelley Spurr RN, MBA, PhD

Abstract: Little is known about rates of visual health problems among Northern Aboriginal youth living with type 2 diabetes. This study involves the screening and early detection of type 2 diabetes and eye disease in adolescents living in Northern Saskatchewan, and will investigate the possibility of using a robot as a novel approach for earlier, accessible, and convenient eye exams.

  • Dr. Jonathan Micieli, University of Toronto
    • 2013  Junior Investigator, Clinical Retina Research Grant ($5000)
    • Project: Trends in Retina Subspecialization in Canada
JA Micieli 2013 Bursary Recipient

Abstract: This project showed the retina subspecialty is a growing area of the ophthalmology workforce located mainly in urban centres.  Late career retina specialists comprise a growing proportion of the retina subspecialty, but maintain a high output.  Our project also demonstrated the differences in output and procedure performance between medical and surgical retina specialists.

Research Project Status: Complete
Main publication: Micieli JA, Micieli A, Schlenker MB, Kertes PJ.  Growth of medical and surgical vitreoretinal subspecialization in Ontario over 12 years.  Can J Ophthalmol 2014 Aug;49(4):312-9.