CPEG Fellowship Program
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The Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group (CPEG) Fellowship Award Program was established to promote the development of Pediatric Endocrinology in Canada. The first fellowship was awarded in 1992. Since that time, fellowships have been awarded annually. Given the current funding climate, the Fellowship awards are now 1 year in duration and typically 1 or 2 are granted per academic year to senior trainees. CPEG has been able to continuously offer this program because of the strong support of our partners in industry, who support this program through unrestricted grants to CPEG.
The Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group Fellowship Committee acknowledges, on behalf of its membership, the ongoing support of:
- Eli Lilly Canada Inc.
- Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.
- EMD Serono Canada Inc.
- Pfizer Canada Inc.
- Sandoz Canada Inc.
Terms of reference 2019–2020:
The mission of the Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group Fellowship Committee is the promotion and the development of Pediatric Endocrinologists. Priority will be given to those who plan to pursue a career within Canada. By providing salary and/or operating funds for training, the awardees will be enabled to expand their research, pedagogical, clinical, and/or advocacy skills for children with endocrine disorders.
Recently the awards have been almost exclusively granted to Pediatric Endocrine senior-year Residents or Clinical Fellows. The mission for these senior awards is to enhance their academic skills, provide a supportive environment, and prepare them for academic careers. Projects that the residents design and implement are given extra weight, particularly if scientifically meritorious. Ideally the project will mesh with the trainees' long-term career goals.
Criteria for Application:
- Junior candidates (candidates entering their 1st or 2nd fellowship training year) must propose pediatric endocrinology training in a program with RCPSC accreditation.
- Senior candidates (candidates entering their 3rd or higher fellowship training year) who meet RCPSC certification requirements may propose training in any Canadian centre.
- Priority will be given to applications for salary support. Applications for operating funds for proposed fellow research projects will only be considered based on availability of funds.
- Candidates will be evaluated based on past training, career intentions, support letters, academic merit and feasibility of the training proposal. Quality and feasibility of the project are essential elements of any funded proposal (for either salary or operating fund support). Late applications will not be considered.
- Please see the CPEG Fellowship Reviewer Assessment scoring grid on the CPEG website to provide more detailed explanations of how the application will be assessed.
Terms of the Award:
- Salary awards are $75,000/year.
- Operating grants (if any awarded) may not exceed $30,000.
- Candidates are not allowed to hold 2 simultaneous salary awards.
- If a candidate were to be successful in obtaining both a CPEG Fellowship and an external salary award, the candidate is required to inform the CPEG Fellowship Committee Chair. The awardee may request that the fellowship award be commuted to an operating grant (if applicable).
- The deadline for this should be before the start of the Fellowship award.
Expectations of the sponsored fellow and fellowship program:
- It is an expectation that the fellow will present the work undertaken during their fellowship at a CPEG Annual Scientific Meeting. Their abstract must be submitted as part of the general call for abstracts and will be competitively reviewed with all submitted abstracts.
- Formal approval for any deferment or leave during the funding period must be sought from the CPEG Fellowship Committee.
- Within a three-month period following completion of the fellowship period, the fellow is expected to submit a brief report of their activities to the CPEG Fellowship Committee. As we are seeking documentation of how the year(s) of training were spent, the reports should be at least 1–2 pages long and outline the hypothesis for the project with some background. Include a description of the methods utilized to undertake the study, with the results and some discussion of the project in relation to current literature. Tables and figures are not required. This report should include information on any presentations, abstracts or manuscripts that have stemmed from the fellowship work. A finished manuscript may be appended to this report. This will be posted on the CPEG website.
- While the submission of the report is the primary responsibility of the fellow, it is the Fellowship Program Director's ultimate responsibility to ensure that it is submitted. Failure to submit the report will result in the program's ineligibility to receive fellowship support for the next two years. Further sanctions will be at the discretion of the Executive Committee of the CPEG.
- The Chair of the CPEG Fellowship Committee will send the Fellowship Program Director and the fellow one email as a reminder (please note that the Chair will use the email for the fellow from the CPEG directory—it is the responsibility of the fellow to ensure that this is current).
- All recipients of a CPEG fellowship award are expected to join CPEG, if not already a member.
- CPEG Moonlighting Policy: In accordance with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's 2002 Statement on Moonlighting and policies from Canadian medical schools, recipients of the CPEG Fellowship may undertake limited moonlighting (extra clinical work for pay) outside of their Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. These work shifts may not take place during regular working hours and must abide by any additional guidelines imposed by their respective university. The trainee must not earn more than 20% (gross) of the CPEG Fellowship Award from these extra shifts during a 12-month period. The objective of this policy is two-fold, to ensure that trainees focus on their fellowship award and to avoid any suggestion of impropriety in the supervisor‒trainee relationship.
Past recipients of the CPEG Fellowship Award:
- 1992: Margaret Lawson
- 1993: Margaret Lawson, Angelo Simone
- 1994: Shane Taback, Angelo Simone
- 1995: Cherie Vaz, Shane Taback, Elizabeth Cummings
- 1996: Jill Hamilton, Elizabeth Sellers, Elizabeth Cummings
- 1997: Jill Hamilton, Elizabeth Sellers, Elizabeth Cummings
- 1998: Jacqueline Curtis, Jill Hamilton
- 1999: Jacqueline Curtis, Jill Hamilton
- 2000: Constadina Panagiotopoulos, Carol Huang
- 2001: Constadina Panagiotopoulos, Suzanne Stock
- 2002: Preetha Krishnamoorthy, Paul Zimakas, Rebecca McEachern
- 2003: Preetha Krishnamoorthy, Helen Bui
- 2004: Meranda Nakhla, Judith Simoneau-Roy
- 2005: Meranda Nakhla, Isabelle Chapodos, Mary Jetha
- 2006: Brandy Wicklow, Shazhan Amed
- 2007: Brandy Wicklow, Teresa Pinto, Bojana Babic, Johnny Deladoëy
- 2008: Ann Marie Sbrocchi, Patricia Olivier, Teresa Pinto
- 2009: Rayzel Shulman, Patricia Olivier, Thomas Édouard, Stefanie Runge-Wildi, Constantine Saaman
- 2010: Ereny Bassilious, Jonathan Wasserman, Yonatan Yeshayahu, Sarah Tsai
- 2011: Maude Millete, Jonathan Wasserman, Caroline Zuidwijk, Michal Cohen
- 2012: Jennifer Harrington, Tal Oron, Paola Luca, Munier Nour, Despoina Manousaki
- 2013: Karin Winston, Coralie LeBicq, Andrea Ens, Brenden Hursh, Isabelle Rousseau-Nepton
- 2014: Despoina Manousaki, Isaac Levy
- 2015: Lyne Chiniara, Sanjukta Basak, Katherine Verbeeten
- 2016: Colleen Nugent, Nicole Coles, Katherine Pundyk
- 2017: Colleen Nugent, Shai Fuchs
- 2018: Julia Sorbara