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CanSAGE Research Grants 2021-2022

Congratulations on being awarded an inaugural CanSAGE Research Grant!

CanSAGE is very pleased to announce this year's recipients:

Dr. Emily Mardian, MD

PGY1, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
McMaster University, 
Hamilton, Ontario

Dr. Olga Bougie, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen’s University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre,
Kingston, Ontario



Predicting bladder-to-uterus adhesions in patients undergoing a hysterectomy using preoperative ultrasound — A diagnostic accuracy study

Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among gynecologic surgeons and assessment of ergonomic risk factors in the operating room environment

Mentor: Dr. Mathew Leonardi, MD, FRCSC

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
McMaster University


Mentor: Dr. Graeme Smith, MD, PhD

Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Queen’s University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre



Research – May 2021 – April 2022. 
Applicant submits report by 12 months after receipt of the grant and presents results at CanSAGE 2022 (Sept 2022).

Purpose – The CanSAGE research grant will be a catalyst grant for gynecologic research, targeted to early-career clinicians, for pilot work that will produce data for a future larger grant application.

Target area – The CanSAGE research grant will be targeted to the field of gynecology, with preference for topics relevant to minimally invasive surgery, endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, pelvic pain, and abnormal uterine bleeding.

Eligibility – The principal applicant must be a CanSAGE member in Canada who is an OB/GYN Resident, MIGS Fellow, or Gynecologist in the first 5 years of practice.


Any questions may be submitted to Dr. Paul Yong at Paul.Yong@vch.ca.

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