Dr. Sumit (Me2) Majumdar

Me2 Majumdar Research and Quality Improvement Collaborative Day

This is one of the department's largest events, which showcases the research of over 90 graduate students, 30 postdoctoral fellows, and 292 residents conducted over the past year.

Thank you to all who participated in this year's event!

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Award Recipients

Congratulations to all the trainees who submitted either an oral or poster presentation!

Lamia Khan

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Download our comprehensive 116-page booklet, which includes all the poster abstracts.

2024 Me2 Majumdar Research & QI Booklet

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Peter Liu

Dr. Peter Liu

Peter Liu is the Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Research at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and University of Toronto. He was the former Scientific Director of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is also the co-lead of a new research program on Brain-Heart Interconnections, a $109 million new research program funded by the federal government.

Professor Liu’s research focuses on the pathophysiology and clinical outcomes of heart failure from bench to bedside. He has published over 480 peer-reviewed articles in high impact journals and received numerous awards in recognition of his research and scientific accomplishments.

Dr. Anshula Ambasta

Dr. Anshula Ambasta

Anshula Ambasta is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia.

Anshula Ambasta received her BSc in Biological Sciences (2009) and her medical degree (2012) from the University of Calgary. She subsequently completed a five-year residency program in General Internal Medicine at the University of Calgary, followed by a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health with a focus on clinical effectiveness.

During her Master’s program, Dr. Ambasta worked to describe and manage the problem of over-utilization of laboratory tests in hospitalized patients.

She began her clinical appointment as a General Internal Medicine physician with University of Calgary in 2017 where she complemented her practice with ongoing research in healthcare quality and patient safety.

Her research work in the area of low-value laboratory testing was funded by Alberta Health Services, Choosing Wisely Alberta, Canadian Society of Internal Medicine, Alberta Health Services, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Ambasta began her academic appointment with University of British Columbia in 2022.

She is a member of the Therapeutics Initiative where she is building a research program on reduction of low-value diagnostics and therapeutic services in health systems.

Dr. Sumit Majumdar with a skeleton

About Me2 (Sumit) Majumdar

Dr. Me2 (Sumit) Majumdar was an exceptional and caring clinician, an outstanding educator, and a brilliant researcher. During his academic career, Dr. Majumdar brought more than $30 million in peer-reviewed funding to the University of Alberta for his work on both knowledge translation theory and controlled intervention and outcomes studies in the areas of osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Dr. Majumdar published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, many in top-ranked medical journals, and was recognized internationally for his work.

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