Filipe Cirne

A warm PHRI welcome to our newest Research Fellows starting their time with us this month. We’re excited by the influx of bright new ideas and energies in their respective areas of research interest!

Filipe Cirne is a Clinical and Research Fellow, also working under Darryl Leong’s supervision, an investigator for the studies, RADICAL-PC and SCHOLAR-2, and doing systematic reviews on prostate cancer risk factors and cancer survivorship/CV outcomes. His main research interests include cardio-oncology and structural heart disease. He is finishing an advanced echocardiography fellowship at McMaster University, after completing internal medicine and cardiology residency trainings in Brazil.

Harry KlimisĀ  is a Clinical and Research Fellow at PHRI and McMaster University, supervised by Darryl Leong and Salim Yusuf. He is an Australian cardiologist and completed both his MBBS and PhD at the University of Sydney. His research has primarily focused on primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and digital health interventions, as well as today on cardio-oncology and echocardiography. Harry is also an investigator in the studies RADICAL-PC and SCHOLAR-2, and will be working on the PURE study.

Harry Klimis

Saba Naqvi

Saba Naqvi, supervised by PHRI Senior Scientist Sonia Anand, is working on the adiposity trajectory of children as part of her post-doctoral fellowship. Trained at St. John’s Institute in India, Saba’s primary research interest is maternal and child health and early onset of chronic diseases.

We look forward to the day (hopefully in the near future) when these new faces can be met in-person at our Hamilton, Ontario headquarters! Until then, we are helping them stay connected, and get up to speed on all that happens at PHRI, through our virtual Early Career Researchers (ECR) program.

PHRI ECR program co-leads, David Conen and Jessica Spence, hosted the kickoff of the ECR monthly lunch series (for now, virtual) on July 23. Guest speakers included PHRI’s Chief Operating Officer Janette Panhuis with an overview of cross-department support for researchers joining PHRI; and departing Research Fellow Isabelle Johansson talked about what she gained in her two years at PHRI.

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