TD Studentship Results

TD Bank Financial Group Grant for Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Fund Studentships 2012-13 Competition

Award Description

The TD Bank Financial Group in agreement with the University of Alberta has established an endowment fund to be administered by the Health Sciences Council, University of Alberta, under the direction of the Vice Provost. The fund will provide one $10,000 studentship for 2012-2013 to support a student or trainee at the masters, doctoral or fellowship level. The studentship will be awarded to a student who has an active role with an interdisciplinary (cross-faculty or multiple health/allied health disciplines) health research team, who will be taking part in a health research project and who describes or demonstrates his/her interest and potential to excel in interdisciplinary health research.

This award will be administered through the Health Sciences Council according to University of Alberta policies on student awards. The recipient(s) will be chosen based on the recommendation of a review/selection committee appointed by the Health Sciences Council.

Recipient: Eric Chalmers

Eric ChalmersEric Chalmers received a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 2011, from the University of Alberta. Between the university’s co-op degree program and other employment, Eric was afforded a mix of industry work and research experience. With the support of his wife, their two children and his supervisors, he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in biomedical/electrical engineering from the University of Alberta.

Eric’s research interests include nonsurgical treatment of scoliosis and – more generally – the application of electronics engineering and machine learning to biomedical problems.

Read Eric's abstract on Intelligent Optimization of Brace Treatment for Scoliosis.