“Many people think that knowledge translation is a podium presentation at a conference or a review article in a journal, but I want to change that perception. As a trained educator, I know that there are a lot of opportunities for scientists to apply great education evidence and theory to improve their KT game. The PSI Graham Farquharon KT grant will allow me to examine how social media and interactivity of researchers and scientists can help to engage the public and practitioners around the newest advances in the field of medicine. This program of research will identify strategies that social media-savvy scientists are using to engage their audiences, and help to provide guidance to researchers who might want to start incorporating these best practices into their own work” – Dr. Teresa Chan
The PSI Foundation is delighted to announce Dr. Teresa M. Chan of McMaster University as the 2018 PSI Graham Farquaharson KT Fellow. This Fellowship – valued at $100,000 per year for three years – is intended to protect a new, promising clinician’s research time, allowing the Fellow to undertake high-impact translational research.
Dr. Chan trained in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Emergency Medicine at McMaster University. She graduated from Western University in 2008, and has both a BEd (Intermediate/Senior, Biology & Chemistry) and HBSc (Immunology) from the University of Toronto. Most recently, she has completed a Masters of Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is now an Assistant Professor in McMaster University, and works clinically both as an Emergency Physician at the Hamilton Health Sciences and a Base-Hospital Physician at the Centre for Paramedic Education and Research. In her spare time, Dr. Chan volunteers for a number of not-for-profit medical education start ups, including Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM.com) and CanadiEM.org.