Daren Heyland head shot smile 3dkh2@queensu.ca

Queen's University, Critical Care Medicine Department

Watkins 5C
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7

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Dr Daren Heyland is a Professor of Medicine at Queen's University and the Director or the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit, 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.

Andrew DayAndrew.Day@kingstonhsc.ca

Kingston General Hospital Research Institute
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7
613-549-6666 ext 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.

Click here for a list of his publications.

Jennifer Koroljennifer.korol@queensu.ca 

Queen's University, Critical Care Medicine Department
76 Stuart Street
Watkins 5C
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7
613-548-6051

Coming from a background in Respiratory Therapy, Jennifer is a long time employee of CERU. With 21 years of experience in a variety of roles at CERU, she is currently the Project Leader for EFFORT, a 4,000 patient, international, multi-centre, pragmatic, volunteer driven, registry-based randomized clinical trial investigating the administration of a higher protein dose to nutritionally high risk critically ill patients will be associated with improved survival and quicker recovery. Jennifer also has a role in the administrative management of the organization by overseeing the financial and human resource portfolios at CERU.

Coming from a background in Respiratory Therapy, Jennifer is a long time employee of CERU.  With 21 years of experience in a variety of roles at CERU, she is currently the Project Leader for EFFORT, a 4,000 patient,  international, multi-centre, pragmatic, volunteer driven, registry-based randomized clinical trial investigating the administration of a higher protein dose to nutritionally high risk critically ill patients will be associated with improved survival and quicker recovery.  Jennifer also has a role in the administrative management of the organization by overseeing the financial and human resource portfolios at CERU.

Xuran JiangXuran.Jiang@kingstonhsc.ca

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.

Shawna Froese shawna.froese@queensu.ca 

Queen's University, Critical Care Medicine Department
Watkins 5C
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7
(613) 549-6666 x 4679


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.

luislaor@queensu.ca 

Queen's University, Critical Care Department
Watkins 5C
Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7

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!

Maureen Oct 2018maureen.dansereau@queensu.ca 
Angada 4
Queen's University, Critical Care Medicine Department
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7
(613) 549-6666 x 6686

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.
 
Watkins 5C
Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7

Kathryn is the Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator at the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (CERU) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. She is a  marketing and communications professional with 10+ years’ experience in both the private and public sector. Her background in health promotion and knowledge mobilization will be integral in updating the current content for various digital properties within CERU. She started at CERU in 2019 and her primary area of focus is around marketing and managing content for the websites, specifically Plan Well Guide. 

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