Recipient of 2013 CIHR Bisby Fellowship Prize - Miranda Kirby

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Congratulations Miranda Kirby on receiving one of the CIHR Bisby Fellowship Prizes awarded to the highest ranking candidate in each of the Fellowship Committees which comprise the annual CIHR fellowship competitions held each September. The title of her fellowship application was: Evaluation of Airway Wall Structure in Asthmatics Following Bronchial Thermoplasty Using Optical Coherence Tomography.

In addition to receiving the applicable stipend and a research allowance under the fellowship program, awardees carry the distinction of being branded a Bisby Fellow and will receive a supplement to their research allowances of an additional $5,000 per annum. The intent of the additional research allowance is to enable recipients to assert themselves as thought leaders on the national and international research stage through engagement in national or international conferences, workshops or meetings related to the award recipient's research.

The fellowship is named after Dr. Mark Bisby who joined the former Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC) in 1997 as Director of the Programs Branch. From his arrival in 1997 to his retirement in June 2006, he played an important liaison role with Canada's research community, firstly in ensuring that there was a smooth transition between MRC and CIHR and then creating an environment of research excellence to cultivate the broadened research mandate of CIHR. In honouring Dr. Bisby's commitment to CIHR and the health research community, CIHR offers Fellowship Awards in his name.

Miranda will be completing her PhD Defense on Pulmonary Structure and Function in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Measured Using Hyperpolarized Noble Gas Magnetic Resonance Imaging on April 11th.

7:30 a.m.
Fisher Conference Room
Robarts Research Institute

Oral Defense to Follow
8:30 a.m.
aTRM Conference Room
Robarts Research Institute