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The scientific leadership of our organization:

 

Daren Heyland, MD 

Dr Daren Heyland is a Professor of Medicine at Queen's University ad the Director or the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (www.ceru.ca), Critical Care Nutrition (www.criticalcarenutrition.com) and The Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network (www.thecarenet.ca). He is trained in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Clinical Epidemiology. Overall, Dr. Heyland has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers, raised more than $114 million in external grant support including more than $55 million from CIHR, and given over 380 international presentations.

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Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7

CV Available here

 

Prof. Dr. C. Stoppe, FAHA, FESC

Dr. Stoppe, Professor at Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Emergency and Pain Medicine, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Deutschland is developing and leading several international clinical trials in the field of cardiac surgery and nutrition. Together with Dr. Heyland and his international collaborators, he has built an international clinical research trial group and received several grants from DFG (German Research Foundation), CHIR and other funding agencies for his clinical studies. His research focuses on nutrition studies (micro- & macronutrients, EN/PN, perioperative optimization strategies & risk assessment), translational studies and organ protective strategies for cardiac surgery and critically ill patients. Dr. Stoppe has >170 publications, has given many talks at international congresses and repeatedly serves as an ESPEN lecturer for international courses on nutrition and metabolism. He is a member of the German Nutrition Guidelines Committee.

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Twitter: @CStoppe
Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Emergency and Pain Medicine 
University Hospital Wuerzburg, Clinical Evaluation Research Unit 
Würzburg, Germany.

 

Dr. Jay Patel

Dr. Jayshil (Jay) Patel is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  There, he cares for critically ill patients, teaches, and conducts research to identify best critical care nutrition practices, including testing micro- and macronutrients as forms of therapy in septic shock.

 

 

Support is provided by the following individuals
 

Andrew DayAndrew Day
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Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7
613-549-6666 x 4998

Andrew Day (MSc. statistics) has been the senior biostatistician for the Kingston General Health Research Institute (KGHRI) and the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (CERU) for the past 18 years and was previously a biostatistician for 7 years at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group. Mr. Day has been responsible for the statistical aspects of the design, conduct, analysis and reporting for hundreds of diverse studies including over 50 Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs). He is the lead statistician for all research at CERU.

Mr. Day has supervised students and taught graduate courses in the departments of Public Health Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics at Queen’s University. Mr. Day is a long standing member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research RCT Committee, serves on several data monitoring committees, and is a regular statistical reviewer for medical journals.

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Jennifer KorolJennifer Korol

Coming from a background in Respiratory Therapy, Jennifer is a long time employee of CERU. With 18 years of experience in a variety of roles, she is currently the Project Leader for both investigator initiated and industry sponsored multi-centre, clinical trials in the areas of adult critical care and in the outpatient hemodialysis and metabolic syndrome populations. Currently, she is the Project Leader for the, iPACK HD study, a multi-centre randomized clinical trial of Vitamin K in hemodialysis patients. She is leading the PROPEL study, a randomized, double-blinded sham-controlled trial to evaluate electric stimulation to the esophageal mucosa of ICU patients. She also supports local investigator initiated research program in metabolic syndrome patients, the ECOM study.

Jennifer also has a role in the administrative management of the organization by overseeing the financial and human resource portfolios at CERU. Currently, Jennifer is the Project Lead in the EFFORT Trial.

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Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart Street
Angada 4
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7
613-548-6051

Maureen Dansereau

Maureen started at the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (CERU) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in 2010. She came to CERU with a background in patient care, x-ray, and laboratory as well as several years of research experience including trials in auto-immune disorders, osteoporosis, and arthritis. She is currently the Project Leader for 2 trials: 1) The RE-ENERGIZE Study, a 1200 patient, multi-centre, international, randomized controlled trial of enteral glutamine in critically ill burn injured patients; 2) The VICToRY Pilot Trial, a multi-centre, international, randomized controlled trial of high dose intravenous vitamin C in critically ill burn injured patients..

 

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Angada 4
Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7
(613) 549-6666 x 6686

Shawna FroeseShawna Froese


Shawna Froese, BSc is the Data Manager at the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (CERU), Queen's University. She has experience in patient recruitment and screening, chart review, data collection and entry. She started at CERU in 2009 and took over data management for the CIHR funded REDOXS. Her role has evolved into REDCap and CRS database design, REDCap builds, and query writing. In addition to Data Management, she is currently the Project Leader for the NEXIS Trial, a multi-center, randomized controlled trial of combined cycle ergometry and Amino Acids in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients.

 

 

 

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Angada 4
Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7
(613) 549-6666 x 4679

Xuran JiangXuran Jiang B.M. Msc.
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Angada 4
Kingston General Hosptial
76 Stuart Street Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7

Xuran Jiang is a Data Analyst for the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (CERU) at Kingston, General Hospital, and Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Xuran was trained as a Medical Doctor in China. She received her Masters degree in Epidemiology at Queen's University.

 

Luis (Alfonso) Ortiz

Alfonso Ortiz, MHSc. is a Project Assistant for the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit. Alfonso obtained a BSc in Nutrition in Mexico and has been trained in Biostatistics and Clinical Trials Designs by Harvard University. He was part of a Research Fellowship in Critical Care and Trauma at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA,USA, where he co-authored publications in the field of Critical Care Nutrition. Alfonso assists The RE-ENERGIZE Study, a double-blind, placebo-active, RCT performed in >50 Burn Units from Canada, USA, Europe, and Latin America; the EFFORT trial, a multi-center, pragmatic, volunteer-driven, registry-based, RCT of 4000 nutritionally high-risk critically ill patients from >90 ICUs from 15 countries, and the VICToRY Pilot Trial, a multi-centre, international, randomized controlled trial of high dose intravenous vitamin C in critically ill burn injured patients. He is also one of the review committees of the critical care systematic reviews. In his free time, Alfonso enjoys train for triathlons and the outdoors!

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Queen's University, Critical Care Medicine Department, Kingston General Hospital

76 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON, K7L 2V7, Canada

Zheng  Zheng Yii Lee

Zheng-Yii Lee obtained his BSc (Dietetics) and MSc (Clinical Nutrition) from Universiti Putra Malaysia, and PhD from University of Malaya. He has a strong interest in critical care nutrition research and has published several original and review papers in this area. Currently, he is conducting a randomized controlled trial, "The Effect of High Protein and Early Resistance Exercise Versus Usual Care in Critically Ill Patients" (EFFORT-X Trial). He is also one of the review committees of the critical care systematic reviews.
 
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Post-doctoral Researcher
Department of Anesthesiology,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya
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