2018 PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship – Dr. Nisha Nigil Haroon

KT Fellowship Recipients Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) campus Posted: March 6, 2018

“Diagnostic thyroid surgeries for managing incidental thyroid nodules are becoming increasingly common. The PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship gives me an opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary initiative that can optimize the management of thyroid nodules and also to develop a novel diagnostic panel to better predict the malignant potential of indeterminate thyroid nodules. I extend my gratitude to the PSI foundation for supporting my research and academic endeavors. My research is also supported by a Clinical Innovation Grant from the Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association.” – Dr. Nisha Nigil Haroon

The PSI Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Nisha Nigil Haroon as the 2018 PSI Graham Farquharson KT Fellow. This Fellowship — valued at $150,000 per year for two years — is intended to protect a new, promising clinician’s research time, allowing the Fellow to undertake high impact translational research. Dr. Nisha Nigil Haroon graduated from University of Kerala and received her fellowship in Endocrinology from the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. She moved to Canada in 2009, to take up a Clinical Research Fellowship in Endocrinology from the University of Toronto, where she obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology. She is an Assistant Professor at Northern Ontario School of Medicine, a staff Internist and Endocrinologist at Health Sciences North and an affiliate scientist at Health Sciences North Research Institute. Nisha was recently awarded the Early Investigator award by The Endocrine Society, USA for metabolic bone research. She is a consultant to the Osteoporosis Canada’s Scientific Advisory Council, President-elect of the Association of Kerala Medical Graduates, Canada and serves as a board member of the Canadian chapter of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

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