Lillian Sung (Alumni) - University of Toronto
|Award Type:||Career Development Award|
|Supervisor(s):||Dr. Teresa To|
|Project Title:||Prospective cohort study of genetic variation and risk of infection in Canadian children with primary acute myeloid leukemia|
Dr. Lillian Sung received her medical degree in 1993 from the University of Ottawa following undergraduate studies from Queen's University. After graduation Dr. Sung pursued residency training in paediatrics (1993-1997), and paediatric infectious diseases (1996-1998) at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and paediatric haematology/oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children (1998-2000). Dr. Sung is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in the specialties of pediatric infectious diseases, hematology and clinical investigation. She has completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto (May 2004). She has been the holder of a Clinician Scientist Fellowship Award from the Hospital for Sick Children and a postdoctoral fellowship of the Canadian Institute of Health Research. Dr. Sung's research area is in the field of clinical trials with a specific emphasis on the supportive care of children with cancer and serious blood diseases. She is currently conducting a Canadian multi-center study with the primary goal of predicting the risk of invasive infection for children undergoing chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia.