2017 CASL Clinical Hepatology Fellowships
Thank you to everyone who applied for the 2017 Fellowships! We are proud to announce the following Fellowship recipients:
Morven Cunningham, University of Toronto
Dr Cunningham undertook a PhD at Queen Mary, University of London studying factors influencing treatment response in chronic hepatitis C infection, before completing Gastroenterology and Hepatology training in north east London. She is particularly interested in the interplay of factors which influence disease progression, and will extend this interest into autoimmune liver disease during her Fellowship.
Beverley Kok, University of Alberta
Dr Kok graduated from King’s College London and completed her internal medicine and gastroenterology training within the London deanery. She trained further in Hepatology at King’s College Hospital and the Southwest Liver Unit and is excited to commence her upcoming fellowship. Her research interests include acute liver failure and transplant hepatology.
Benson Thomas, University of Alberta
Dr. Thomas completed his MBBS at the University of Queensland in Australia and completed Internal Medicine residency training at Western University. He then continued training at Western University in the Adult Gastroenterology program. Research interests include treatment of hepatitis C in the transplant patient population and management strategies of autoimmune hepatitis.
Jessica Woolfson, Hospital of Sick Children, Toronto
Dr. Woolfson completed her MD at the University of Toronto and Pediatrics residency at McMaster University. She then continued her training in the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship program at the University of British Columbia. Research interests include novel and non-invasive tools to detect and monitor pediatric liver disease. She looks forward to advancing her clinical and research experience in transplant hepatology at the Hospital for Sick Children.
Thank you to our industry sponsors for their support of this year’s 4 fellowship awardees:
the Canadian Liver Foundation, its donors and members, and our industry partners:
- Astellas Pharma Canada
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
- BTG International
- Gilead Sciences
- KNS Canada
Check Back Frequently for 2018 Fellowship Application Information!