Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2009 - 2013

Doctor of Medicine
University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine

2009 - 2011

Bachelor of Medical Science
University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine

2007 - 2009

Medical Science (Non-Degree)
Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

2003 - 2007

Bachelor of Science
The University of Western Ontario

Major in Chemistry; Major in Biology

Work Experience

2013 - Present

Medical Researcher
Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario
  • Coordinate clinical research projects including study design, protocol development, study monitoring, timeline tracking, budgeting, RA training, and patient recruitment.
  • Manage clinical trials in accordance with SOPs, GCP requirements, and government regulatory compliance. Facilitate execution of pharmacological and medical device validation studies with Health Canada compliance.
  • Train stakeholders for accurate study implementation and effective recruitment. Leading by example I actively recruit study participants alongside RAs working on my projects.
  • Complete statistical analyses and reporting of results. Author and review literature for publication. Interpret literature and its industrial and market application. Have reviewed leading medical textbooks for accuracy leading to publication.
  • Prepare funding and ethics applications leading to successful project approvals including academic and industry sponsored partnerships.
  • Complete toxicological extraction of cortisol from human hair samples for both diagnostic and research purposes.
  • Maintain a network of key expert opinion leaders.
  • Organized and Co-chaired an international medical conference facilitating effective collaboration and exchange of information amid global leaders.
  • I actively pursue professional development, project management, and clinical research training programs to enhance my abilities. I have received extensive training and professional development through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative [CITI] and Mitacs Step programs. For a complete list vis my Professional Development page.

2014 - 2017

Math & Science Tutor
Private in-home math & science tutoring services for high-school students.

2014 - 2015

Co-Chair CGCM 2015
Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine, Local Organizing Committee
  • Co-chaired, organized, and hosted the week long 14th Meeting of the Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM) at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Acted as the “go-to” person for all meeting activities. I was responsible for all meeting arrangments, scheduling, program development, budgeting, and fundraising to support this conference.
  • The CGCM (est. 2003) at the time of our meeting consisted of 144 member institutes and 18 industrial affiliates worldwide. The CGCM positions itself as a global, non-profit, non-discriminatory and non-political organization with a mission to advance Chinese herbal medicine to benefit all of human kind through joint efforts of the academic institutions, industry, and regulatory agencies around the world.

Summer 2007

Forensic Technologist (Toxicology)
Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories

Conducted forensic analysis of blood and urine samples for the healthcare and the life insurance industries. Ensured chain of custody was aptly maintained at all times to safeguard validity and legality of results in Canada’s only SAMSHA certified laboratory.

Summers 2002-2005, 2007

Wilderness Canoe Tripping Guide
Camp Pathfinder, Algonquin Park

Worked as a team leader with fellow staff members to lead successful canoe tripping expeditions throughout Algonquin Park and Northern Ontario ranging from overnight to 20+ days. Destinations included Algonquin Park, Lake Superior, and James Bay. Visit www.camppathfinder.com for information regarding the goals and mission of this great organization.

Summer 2005

Clinical Laboratory Assistant, Haematology
Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories

Performed routine hematology with minimal supervision permitting effective diagnosis and treatment of patients.

2004 - 2005

Residence Advisor, Saugeen Maitland Hall
The University of Western Ontario

Developed, facilitated, & delivered effective programs and presentations to meet the needs of the students in residence and the programming model set out by Western Housing.

Provided residents with a secure foundation for their transition and growth into university life while creating a community atmosphere in residence.

Awards

May 2017

1st Place, Clinical Research Oral Presentation
30th Annual Department of Paediatrics Research Day, Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre

April 2005

Excellence in Leadership Award
The University of Western Ontario

Gold; Awarded by University President Paul Davenport in recognition of exemplary accomplishments and contributions in the Residences, Campus and London Communities.

Publications

Click Here to view a complete list of my publications detailed separately.

Certifications

2014 - Present

Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
Tri-Council Policy Statement, Course on Research Ethics (TCPS 2: CORE)

2013 - Present

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
ECFMG Certification #0-823-410-6

2009 - Present

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
Advanced Open Water Diver; Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

2004 - Present

Smart Serve Ontario
Responsible Alcohol Beverage Service Training
Professional Development

For a complete list of recent professional development training and courses Click Here.

Medical & Scientific Societies
Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
2017 - Present
Community Organizations
Crumlin Sportsmens' Association
2015 - Present
Beach Grove Golf & Country Club
2008 - Present
Knights of Columbus, Council #9671
2003 - Present
Volunteer Work

March 2017 - Present

Slideluck (London, Ontario)
Event Organization Team, Event Bartender

Slideluck brings together diverse groups of people, artwork, food, music, ideas and perspectives under one roof. From this diversity something unique and magical is born. The work of established artists is shown alongside that of emerging and non-professional artists, with no distinction between them. Each event is localized, so artists from a community are presenting work to that community. http://slideluck.com/event/london-on/

2009 - 2013

Student Government Association (U. of Sint Eustatius)
Student Body President, Class President

2010 - 2011

University Research Committee (U. of Sint Eustatius)
Student Body Representative

2006 - 2007

Lawson Health Research Institute
Research Assistant

Worked under the guidance of Dr. Michael Kovacs on the development of a protocol for and the production of radioactive [F18]-Fluoroethylcholine for diagnostic and research use in PET nuclear medicine imaging.

2006 - 2007

Teaching Awards Committee
The University of Western Ontario

2006 - 2007

University Students' Council
The University of Western Ontario

2006 - 2007

Science Students' Council
The University of Western Ontario