Fellowship Research


Endocrinology residents (fellows) actively participate in research. The purpose is to encourage independent inquiry and expose fellows to academic medicine. Fellowship research includes:

  • developing a question/hypothesis
  • writing a research proposal
  • submitting a request for funding and/or ethics application
  • collecting and analyzing data
  • submitting an abstract
  • presenting data at a conference/meeting
  • drafting a manuscript
  • publication of original data in a peer-reviewed journal (ideally)

The following research projects have been undertaken by endocrine fellows:

  • Insulin pump vs. conventional insulin for Type 1 diabetes in pregnancy (Dr. Melissa Kallas-Koeman)
  • Insulin therapy for post-transplant glucocorticoid induced hyperglycemia (Dr. David Harris)
  • Does the reason/method of detection of thyroid cancer affect prognosis (Dr. Heywood Choi)
  • Progression of retinopathy in women with diabetes in pregnancy (retrospective chart review) ( Dr. Monika Pawlowska)
  • Point-of-care A1c measurement as a diabetes screening tool in first nations populations (Dr. J. Mackenzie-Feder)
  • Short- and long-term impact of a diabetes self-management support (DSMS) intervention on health care utilization among African-American adults with type 2 diabetes (Dr. Roseanne Yeung)

Research Director: Prof. Tricia Tang

Email: tricia.tang@vch.ca