Killam Emerging Research Leader Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions by Early Career Professors | New
The University of Calgary’s 2021 Killam Emerging Research Leader Awards are presented to three researchers who push the boundaries of research in their fields. Each year, the university awards funds to Killam Trusts to recognize professors who have made outstanding contributions to research early in their careers.
“These researchers are paving the way for cutting-edge discovery and innovation at the University of Calgary,” said Dr. William Ghali, vice-president (research). “We recognize the commitment of Killam’s emerging research leaders to the impact of research in their fields and we are delighted to celebrate this milestone early in their careers. “
The Killam Fellowships for Emerging Research Leaders are awarded for research related to the mandate of each of Canada’s research councils: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Research Council. in human sciences.
Dr Kirsten Fiest, PhD, Associate Professor, Cumming School of Medicine (CIHR)
A member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, Fiest is also Director of Research and Innovation for the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone . His work is focused on the brain and mental health and on advancing the science of critical care research. She is passionate about improving care in the intensive care unit (ICU) and leads the initiative to better engage patients and families to ensure their care across the continuum of care is seamless. Recipient of numerous awards, Fiest has been cited over 6,000 times in five years.
Learn more about Fiest and the Calgary Critical Care Research Network.
Dr Régine King, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work (SSHRC)
King’s innovative research agenda, knowledge mobilization strategies and advocacy for social change advance the institution’s key priorities anchored in equity, diversity and inclusion. She has published and presented extensively on refugee mental health and alternative interventions, reconciliation and peacebuilding, creating impact and influencing change across the world. Through his work on contemporary social issues, genocide and decolonization, King amplifies the experiences of those who live “on the margins” of society. She is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed publications, including nine book chapters and 20 peer-reviewed articles. She has also used various community forums, national and international conference presentations, public speaking and numerous media to share her knowledge and the results of her studies.
Learn more about The King’s Research.
Dr Gregory Welch, PhD, professor, Faculty of Science (CRSNG)
Welch’s work focuses on printed electronics, where he uses chemistry to develop organic materials capable of being printed into electronic and lightweight active films or nanoparticles with use in many settings, including solar cells. semi-transparent, flexible light emitting diodes and intelligent sensors. His achievements create new avenues in research and product development, positioning the institution as a leader in this field. During his second appointment to the Canada Research Chair, Welch expanded his research company to create a “lab-to-manufacturing” operation, enabling in-house fabrication and characterization of next-generation devices related to technology. energy, health and the environment. He has published 134 scientific papers, trained over 60 highly qualified people, and issued nine patents and five more pending.
Learn more about Welch and the Functional Materials and Advanced Coatings Laboratory.