Hematology Trainee Educational and Quality Improvement Award

The Canadian Hematology Society Trainee Education and Quality Improvement Award is a research award that was initially developed by the Canadian Hematology Educators Committee in 2011 in order to support education-based research by Canadian hematology trainees. In 2013, this award was expanded to include research in quality improvement as well.

Canadian trainees interested in hematology are eligible to apply for this award.



  • Canadian internal medicine residents (PGY1-5)
  • Hematology residents (PGY 4-5)
  • Hematology fellows (PGY6+)
  • Only projects with a focus on education or QI will be considered
  • CHS member in good-standing (CHS Associate membership is free until completion of training)

Deadline: October 31st at 12:00 pm ET each year


A panel of hematologists involved in education and quality improvement from across Canada review the applications.

The highest rated projects (one Education and one Quality Improvement) each receive a $2000 award which is intended to be used for the support of their individual research projects.  Funding for this award is provided by the Canadian Hematology Society.

The recipients of the awards are expected to give a brief presentation of their work at the following summer’s Jerry Scott Educational Half Day, which is held during the annual Hematology Residents Retreat (traditionally in June).

Submitted projects are rated according to the following criteria:

Project (75%)
Candidate (15%)
Supervisor (10%)



  • 2023-24

    Danyal Ladha – University of Toronto

    Assessing the Impact of an ‘Oral Boards’/OSCE-style Workshop on an Internal Medicine Residents’ Ability to Manage
    Hematologic Emergencies

  • 2023-24

    Stefan Jevtic-University of Toronto

    Developing an Online Repository of Hematology Teaching Cases: “CBC Made Easy”


  • 2022 – Quality Improvement Category

    Robert Clayden – McMaster University Department of Oncology – Malignant Hematology Clinical Fellowship

    Revaccination Adherence after Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Therapy: a Quality Improvement and Knowledge Translation

  • 2022 – Education Category

    Kelsey Uminski – University of Calgary, Advanced Clinical Training Fellowship in Hemostasis and Hemoglobinopathies

    Development of an online educational case-based tool to supplement hematology trainee understanding of hemostatic disorders
    and their management.


  • 2021 – Education Category

    Marissa Laureano – McMaster University

    An Expansion, Update, and Evaluation of Online Learning Modules for Hemoglobinopathy Education

  • 2021 – Quality Improvement Category

    Kelsey Uminski – University of Ottawa

    Evaluation of red-cell exchange use in patients with sickle-cell disease at the Ottawa Hospital


  • 2020 – Education Category

    Michael Scott, University of Toronto

    Understanding Health Advocacy in Hematology – A Qualitative Study

  • 2020 – Quality Improvement Category

    Jessie Peng, University of Toronto

    Assessing the impact of a PPH protocol in early and sustained stabilization of post-partum hemorrhage in an academic obstetric unit


  • 2019 – Education Category

    Nadia Gabarin, MD BSc

    Can an Online Educational Module Improve Trainee Confidence and Knowledge of Coagulation?
    Understanding Health Advocacy in Hematology – A Qualitative Study

  • 2019 – Quality Improvement Category

    Roy Khalife

    Knowledge Assessment in Apheresis Medicine:
    Tool for Hematology and Hematopathology Programs?